Author: Brad

  • Sixty-five K

    I’ve been writing. A lot. That’s a good thing. The novel writing month of November, the NaNoWriMo challenge, came and went and I “won” which simply means I wrote a lot of coherent words that totalled fifty-thousand before the end of the month—and then I kept on writing. As of this morning my book, of…


  • distracted by book making

    I’ve been reluctant to fall into the trap of new-hobby-dabbling while on my sabbatical. The goal here was, yes, to find some space for reinvention but also and probably more importantly, focus on the long list of things I’ve been meaning to go deeper on for years but have neglected due to my goldfish-like attention…


  • (i reread) the dark forest

    It’s only been a couple years since I finished my initial read through of the (English) trade paperback edition of The Dark Forest by Liu Cixin, but I’ve been working my way back along the thread of the trilogy in audiobook format again this year and early this morning over coffee I completed the second…


  • the blabbermouths

    As far as writing tactics go, my advice could be anything but it’s certainly not from a professional. I’m just a guy. Dabbling. But that said, I’ve been writing a lot lately and reading a lot lately and thinking about writing a lot lately, and those things add up to some inquisitive experimentation in the…


  • Feature Rich

    I had this dream a while back, a couple years ago in fact, to code a content management system for novelists. No, not a web publishing platform, but it could be that too I suppose, though rather more of an online tool for someone who was inclined to sit down at a keyboard and try…