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Concussion

My eldest son can now boast that he knocked his ole man out, giving me a nasty concussion in the process. Now, it’s not as malicious as it sounds. We were playing flag football. We were both on defense, and went after the same ball. The people on the sidelines said the collision was thunderous.I remember the splash of lights from the hit, but I know I was out for at least a second after, for I don’t remember hitting the ground. Just staring up at the night’s sky as it spun out of control, then a bunch of 10 and 11 year olds surrounded my son and I...Read more

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Concussion

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Concussion

My eldest son can now boast that he knocked his ole man out, giving me a nasty concussion in the process. Now, it’s not as malicious as it sounds. We were playing flag football. We were both on defense, and went after the same ball. The people on the sidelines said the collision was thunderous.I remember the splash of lights from the hit, but I know I was out for at least a second after, for I don’t remember hitting the ground. Just staring up at the night’s sky as it spun out of control, then a bunch of 10 and 11 year olds surrounded my son and I...Read more

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Writing is like Football

I meet a lot of writers during my travels around the country teaching at fan events and writers’ conferences. And one thing always sticks out to me. How do so many people believe that they will write one book, sell it, and make a million bucks?

I just do not understand this mentality. It is a very rare thing for someone to sell their first book. Or their second. Or even their fifth. Writing is a skill, and as with all skills, it takes time to learn the craft and hone your abilities. Stephen King started writing in 1959 but di...Read more

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Writing is like Football

I meet a lot of writers during my travels around the country teaching at fan events and writers’ conferences. And one thing always sticks out to me. How do so many people believe that they will write one book, sell it, and make a million bucks?

I just do not understand this mentality. It is a very rare thing for someone to sell their first book. Or their second. Or even their fifth. Writing is a skill, and as with all skills, it takes time to learn the craft and hone your abilities. Stephen King started writing in 1959 but di...Read more

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Writing is like Football

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Blogging… I hate the word. As I hate Hell, all things blogs…

O.K., probably not the best translation of Shakespeare. Still, it’s accurate. I write all day (if I’m lucky and something else does not pull me away from the written word), and then I'm expected to write more to tell the world that I’m alive, that I’m doing fine, that I achieved something today? How is that fair? How is that just? This is the reason most plumber's homes have leaky pipes… they fix pipes all day! When they are off work, they want to relax with something that is not work.

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Blogging… I hate the word. As I hate Hell, all things blogs…

O.K., probably not the best translation of Shakespeare. Still, it’s accurate. I write all day (if I’m lucky and something else does not pull me away from the written word), and then I'm expected to write more to tell the world that I’m alive, that I’m doing fine, that I achieved something today? How is that fair? How is that just? This is the reason most plumber's homes have leaky pipes… they fix pipes all day! When they are off work, they want to relax with something that is not work.

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Blogging… I hate the word. As I hate Hell, all things blogs…

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On the Topic of Piracy - Part Two

While my previous post helps me sleep at night with the knowledge that my products are being stolen, do not take my acceptance on this topic as my approval of it.I feel the big issue is that people are simply justifying the topic of piracy. Some like to say, "Piracy has always been around, that people used to record music off the radio with cassette tapes." Sure, you are right. But show me one person back in the 80s who could get 50 GB of music (12,500 songs or over 600 hours of music) nearly instantly off the radi...Read more

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Book Three of the Genesis of Oblivion Saga is scheduled for release late April or May of 2012. It is now on Pre-Order at http://www.shop.imaginedinterprises.com

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