In Defense of Princesses
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In which DM tells us why he isn’t ashamed to say the hero of his novel, Sebastian Smith, thinks like a girl.

Bill Nye vs Ken Ham Post Debate Wrap Up: The Holy Ghost of Carl Sagan Moves Among Them
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Last night was the controversial debate between international science superstar Bill Nye the Science Guy and international man of ridicule Ken Ham.  You might have noticed I live blogged the debate as it was happening.  That was quite an interesting experience, and I wasn’t sure at the time what I … Read More

The Rhetoric Guy Live Blogs Bill Nye vs Ken Ham
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Hey Readers! [SCROLL DOWN FOR LIVE BLOG] [Stay tuned for a wrap up!] A good friend of mine suggested that I put a little of my rhetoric muscle to use live blogging the debate between Bill Nye and Ken Ham in just a few hours. Before I get started, you … Read More

Time Enough To Be Fantastic: A Letter to 20 and 40 from 30
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A brief note to readers: This is my first post in some time.  It is a personal post, and I don’t expect many of you to finish it.  But it is my own choice.  My own decision of how to spend the last moments of my twenties, and the first … Read More

5 Simple Things You Can Do To Ensure Your Writer (Or Artist) Friend Succeeds
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Dear Readers, I’ve been on a bit of a hiatus recently.  Between finishing the first draft of Book One in The Marvelous Adventures of Sebastian Smith, and moving between states, I’ve been a little preoccupied.  However, I’ve also been doing a lot of learning about self-publishing, platform building, and the … Read More

Upon An Anniversary: Five…wait…SIX Lessons On Living Life Freely
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Dear Readers, I know that it has been a few months since I last updated the blog, and I’m sorry for the absence.  In the past month I have literally held the hand of a dying man at the end of his life, and cradled a newborn only twelve hours … Read More

Views and Reviews #1: Oz the Sort-of-Great and Very Impatient
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Dear Readers, Last night I went to a midnight showing of Oz the Great and Powerful.  So, standard spoiler alert here.  I’ll be honest: going in I had little hope that the film would be stellar.  I wanted it to be!  On the surface it should be an anthem film … Read More

Pixar’s 22 Rules of Storytelling
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These rules were originally tweeted by Emma Coates, Pixar’s Story Artist. This is some of the most excellent, concise writing advice I have ever read, and I’m posting it here for you but mostly me, so that when I come back to this blog, I know something of use about writing will … Read More

Dirty Little [Writing] Secrets: Become a Rubber Band; Man.
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Dear Reader, We are now two lessons into the Dirty Little [Writing] Secrets curriculum, and like any good student, you may have neglected to show up to the first two classes. Having caught up, you now know that there is a big difference in critique based around content (i.e., I … Read More

Dirty Little [Writing] Secrets: The Rules of Critique
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Dear Reader, Today continues my unauthorized lessons on the dirty little secrets of writing.  In my previous entry, I discussed the important distinction between critique based around content, and critique based around craft.  In a nut shell, content critique is pretty useless, and craft critique is pretty useful.  I also, … Read More

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