Archive for November, 2007

Straight Jacket

November 28th, 2007

More good news on the cover front: Morrow just shared with me the paperback jacket for A Nail Through the Heart, and I am, to use a dated surf term, stoked. They’ve gone to a sort of film noir treatment, if we see green as noir Read the rest of this entry »

posted by Timothy Hallinan @ 2:42 PM

America’s Next Top Writer

November 22nd, 2007

Top American prose stylist Donald Trump hosts the reality show where you get to watch people type!!! At stake: publication as a real honest-to-God physical book, with pages and everything Read the rest of this entry »

posted by Timothy Hallinan @ 4:18 PM

The Writing Session (3)

November 21st, 2007

This is getting longer than War and Peace. This final installment is really a roundup of some reasons why you want to schedule regular sessions, keep to the schedule, and write often whether you feel like it or not, whether it’s going well or not, whether you’ve got other things to do, or not. Read the rest of this entry »

posted by Timothy Hallinan @ 11:24 AM

The Starting Line

November 18th, 2007

Nothing is more fun for me than beginning to write a novel. Sitting down with that electric feeling that comes when I enter an entirely new world, expecting that this time the book’s going to stay on track, this time I’ll manage my characters instead of letting them manage me Read the rest of this entry »

posted by Timothy Hallinan @ 11:08 AM

Feet of Klee

November 17th, 2007

I’ve tried, but I don’t like Paul Klee. (Okay, sorry about the headline.) Read the rest of this entry »

posted by Timothy Hallinan @ 10:38 PM

The Writing Session (2)

November 16th, 2007

In the first of these posts, I talked about two points: the importance of regular writing sessions, and how to reduce resistance to actually doing them. This section is about making those sessions productive. Read the rest of this entry »

posted by Timothy Hallinan @ 10:34 PM

The Writing Session (1)

November 10th, 2007

Technorati Profile Ninety-nine percent of people who quit writing before they finish their project do so because they can’t manage the writing session. Read the rest of this entry »

posted by Timothy Hallinan @ 7:08 PM

Cover Story

November 7th, 2007

Technorati Profile The folks at [tag]William Morrow[/tag] just sent me the cover art for the second [tag]Poke Rafferty[/tag] novel, [tag]THE FOURTH WATCHER[/tag], and I’m knocked out. Here it is Read the rest of this entry »

posted by Timothy Hallinan @ 5:27 PM

Ten Overrated Books

November 6th, 2007

Technorati Profile The classical literary canon is full of treasures, books you can read a dozen times, and always find something new. But there’s also a lot of dross Read the rest of this entry »

posted by Timothy Hallinan @ 3:58 PM

The Extra Window

November 2nd, 2007

Technorati Profile What’s your favorite [tag]writing trick[/tag] — something that makes things a little easier for you? Here are a few of mine. Read the rest of this entry »

posted by Timothy Hallinan @ 7:33 PM

 

 
 

 

 
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