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The books are finished and ready to buy!

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Act I Problems / a Five Year Writing Project

Writing a novel isn’t always a team exercise, but it can be. While I’m doing 100% of the labor and 99.99% of the decision making on this novel, there are a few trusted voices I’m listening to: a writing coach … Continue reading

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soccer in micro-gravity

You ask: @MorlockP I'd pay to watch soccer in micro-gravity. Once. — Brian Dunbar (@bdunbar) June 26, 2014 We deliver: {{{***x 306: MIKE, DARCY – walking through tunnels == 2064: Conveyor Belt district, Aristillus, 2.4 million km from Earth A … Continue reading

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The vast majority of competition in Aristillus was friendly – or, at the very least, civil

In the novel I have this bit: The vast majority of competition in Aristillus was friendly – or, at the very least, civil. It wasn’t like back home, where bribing government procurement offices and putting moles inside other firms competing … Continue reading

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Economics Two Point Oh

On twitter there was a thread where Accelerando and my novels collided: @oddblots @Nick_B_Steves @mr_archenemy In fact, it's got a hat tip to Accelerando: a couple of idiots talking about "economics two point oh" — Morlock Publishing (@MorlockP) May 12, … Continue reading

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I’ve started draft 5

Almost exactly six months ago I finished draft 4. And then I put the novel on a shelf. On the one hand, boo! On the other hand, I’ve got an excuse: those six months were sort of busy. During that … Continue reading

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short stories, sales funnel, miscellaneous life updates

Aristillus The Aristillus books are off to a writing coach who will be reviewing them (or, rather, Act 1 of book 1) over the holidays. I hope to have actionable feedback to guide me in the fifth and final draft … Continue reading

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Battle Hymn of the Republic

Sarah Hoyt has a great blog and I always love reading it, but a recent post of hers included this video: I left my response as a comment there. It reads: Eh. We’ve had one or two good wars, a … Continue reading

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What I’m trying to accomplish with this novel

I recently told an acquaintance what I’m trying to accomplish with this novel: This is what Heinlein’s Moon is a Harsh Mistress would be if it were five times longer (in a Neal Stephenson-esque discursive style), told from dozens of … Continue reading

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Back at it

I took six weeks off. A week ago I got back to the novel. Draft 4 target completion date: 15 November 2013.

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