• My Fountain Penning Daily Lineup

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    I like writing with fountain pens — which I’ve written about before. I like the old-school quality that makes me feel connected to a nib & ink tradition that spans millennia. I like the variety of inks. I like that the ease of writing means a carpal tunnel flair-up is less likely than with other types of pens, pencils, and even keyboards.

    On the various social networks, I’m sometimes asked what I use (especially when I do videos). As you can imagine, what I use varies quite a bit, but I do have my everyday items as well as my go-tos that for one reason or another aren’t quite in the everyday category.

  • Android Me Read-aloud-through


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    Android Me is in the home stretch before typesetting. I’m currently doing the read-aloud-through, which is like a read-through except I,  you know, do it out loud. Think of it as an audio book but with (lots of) editing. When it comes to prose, I’ve considered myself a storyteller. That means thinking of a story… Read more »

  • Android Me Inching Closer


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    A quick update on Android Me. The latest draft of the novel is now in the realm of the readers. My expectation is that this is the last distribution before I hunker down to the publishing side of things. This means committing to a cover design, and then typesetting the manuscript. This is the part of… Read more »

  • A Scratchy Intermission


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    First, an update with Android Me. I’m still in the midst of what I hope to be the final significant edit. Movement on that has been on hold for a few weeks as my brain was needing a break. Since I’d also been champing at the bit to do some scratchboarding, I decided to have a… Read more »

  • Modern Emoticons in Legacy Punctuation



    (Posted on TIB) I like emoticons. That’s no secret. I think at least the basic ones add useful clarity to communication as well as a little welcome whimsy. The problem here lies not with emoticon haters, but punctuation.