WIP: Smith, Gruber, and Me

Wednesday Inspired by a blog post by Dean Wesley Smith, I got a copy (via interlibrary loan) of pulp writer Frank Gruber‘s autobiography, The Pulp Jungle. Dean recommended this book to understand the life of the Depression-era pulp writers. I’m only a quarter of the way through it or so, but it is a greatContinue reading “WIP: Smith, Gruber, and Me”

Writing In Private

At the beginning of August I noted that I had found great wisdom in Dean Wesley Smith’s posts about following Robert Heinlein’s rules for writing and a great many other aspects of the business and pleasure of writing books. Smith writes a daily blog post in a series he calls “Writing In Public”, in whichContinue reading “Writing In Private”

Writing In Public: Year 1, Month 2, Day 4

Friday I like to do special things with my daughter on Fridays and, hey, it was Friday again, so off we went to the Mesa Public Library, riding the new light rail extension to the end. I had never been in the Mesa Public Library before, and it was kind of nice. Elizabeth found aContinue reading “Writing In Public: Year 1, Month 2, Day 4”

Writing In Public: Year 1, Month 1, Day 15

Saturday slog I arose late in the morning and had nothing to do all day but drive my writing forward. Sounds like a great day! First, I looked into creating print files. As I’ve announced several times now, I was all set to pull the trigger for the print editions. However, I recently became unhappyContinue reading “Writing In Public: Year 1, Month 1, Day 15”


Well! We had our 3-week, 6,500-mile vacation experience at the beginning of this month. We did some fun things, including the St. Louis Arch, the Maid of the Mist boat tour at Niagara Falls, and a tour of the Thousand Islands region of the St. Lawrence River, including Boldt Castle, and I’m very happy thatContinue reading “Recreated”