Writing

Distressed Canvas

April 17th, 2012

First, thanks to all who participated in the 13/13 giveaway. It was very, very successful — at this point, we’ve had 22,000 downloads of THE FOUR LAST THINGS and all the other Simeons are selling much better.  Second, something I just read has captured my attention. Read the rest of this entry »

posted by Timothy Hallinan @ 8:11 AM

Painting the Kitchen

May 10th, 2011

A few weeks ago I got a note from a very good writer, one who sells a lot more copies than I do. Read the rest of this entry »

posted by Timothy Hallinan @ 8:13 AM

The Stupid 365 Project, Day 86: The Little Train That Could

December 27th, 2010

When I write a book, I go through an arc like the one endured by the Little Train That Could. Read the rest of this entry »

posted by Timothy Hallinan @ 1:23 PM

Happy Trails

July 20th, 2010

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One of the things I like to do with this blog is pass along the kind of inspiration that writers can get only from other writers.  Often, this material has the added benefit of offering insight into the creative process.

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posted by Timothy Hallinan @ 11:32 AM

Why Write?

December 15th, 2009

Why do we write? Read the rest of this entry »

posted by Timothy Hallinan @ 7:59 PM

Robert Altman: Building Story

November 27th, 2009

What follows is taken from the best book I’ve read about film since Simon Callow’s two books on Orson Welles, Robert Altman: The Oral Biography, by Mitchell Zukoff. Read the rest of this entry »

posted by Timothy Hallinan @ 6:16 PM

The Unfinish Line

November 17th, 2009

Never begin a blog with the word “I.”  There, that takes care of that.

I am at a juncture in the writing process that I don’t read about often Read the rest of this entry »

posted by Timothy Hallinan @ 2:40 PM

BREATHING WATER Photos

July 16th, 2009

No, the pictures aren’t actually from the book, but they mirror some of the story strands.  Read the rest of this entry »

posted by Timothy Hallinan @ 10:32 PM

News So Good It Deserves a Fanfare

May 7th, 2009

I have to say that what follows is the best feedback I’ve ever had on the writing portion of this site.  Read the rest of this entry »

posted by Timothy Hallinan @ 4:01 PM

Death Sentences

April 27th, 2009

In the early 1960s, an Englishman teaching in Brunei was diagnosed as having a cerebral condition that would kill him within a short time.  Read the rest of this entry »

posted by Timothy Hallinan @ 1:28 AM

 

 
 

 

 
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