Category Archives: Behind the scenes

“Behind the scenes” are anecdotes from my writing experience.

2016 Q2 Progress Report

Hey folks! Sticking my head up again to keep you abreast of my progress. I’m still plodding along on 2016 goals. I’ve been getting more questions on when A Togahan’s Chance will be released. See below. Read 20 books in … Continue reading

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2016 Q1 Progress Report

Ugh. Once again, I’m lagging on all things that aren’t the book. This should have gone out a few days couple of weeks ago. Mea culpa. Here’s the status of my 2016 stated goals: Read 20 books in 2016: I … Continue reading

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2015 End of Year Progress Report

Yes, it’s late. Anyway, here is the current status of the three initiatives from last year. I didn’t do all I set out to; some of it fell short. But here they are in order of completion (or not): Read … Continue reading

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The Bandsaw

My brother once told me a story about some buddies of his who majored in woodshop and carpentry design. For their final projects, they made elaborately crafted furniture. As the end of the semester approached, their deadlines loomed, and the … Continue reading

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2015 Q3 Progress Report

Well, it’s the beginning of October, so it’s time to stick my head up and take stock of where I am.  Goals and progress for 2015: Release A Togahan’s Chance (aka “novel #3”): I finished the first revision a couple … Continue reading

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Pure Joy

Last week my wife and I attended a magnificent Tanglewood concert. While savoring the music, we enjoyed the big-screen closeups of the various soloists. For the first time, I appreciated the raw emotion driving all of the musicians—from the harpist … Continue reading

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2015 Q2 Progress Report

We’re about halfway through 2015. Here’s where I am with the book and other goals. Release A Togahan’s Chance, (aka “novel #3”): Still working through the first revision. I just wrapped up chapter 14 (out of 21). According to my … Continue reading

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Decade

Right now my wife is reading this book entitled What Alice Forgot, where the protagonist gets a concussion and forgets the last decade of her life. Everything that seems recent to her is ancient history to her friends and family. … Continue reading

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The Painted Spider

When I got out of school, I rented an apartment with a couple of roommates. Per state law, the landlord repainted the place just before we moved in. And they painted everything. Walls, ceilings, window frames, heater registers, doors… doorknobs. … Continue reading

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Watch the Deleted Scenes

It used to be that a DVD’s additional material—the deleted scenes, the extended scenes—were these Easter Eggs of story canon from which fans could eek ever more detail and geek out on message boards. The Matrix of course was the … Continue reading

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