Four Rules for Surviving a First Draft

A first draft is a battlefield of ideas tearing themselves apart. As you charge for the objective, injured ideas beg for your attention, plotting errors lead to landmines going off seemingly at random, research fox-holes beckon you to take a break and dive into something safe and intriguing, and critics (internal and external) direct bullets of self-doubt and flamethrowers of fear.

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Cold Morning Launch

Howdy! I’m launching an online, free to read, web-serial at cold-morning.com – a globe-trotting, knuckle-popping, urban fantasy set in 1935, following the trials of Mark Simmons, who wants really badly to be called Markus Summanus, Professional Adventurer. This blog will still see updates from me, mostly when I travel. which I haven’t been doing much of […]

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