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Thursday, January 29, 2009

Separated at birth

jeff_chase Okay. Nothing terribly deep here. But it bugged me for a while that Jeff from Top Chef really, really reminded me of someone. Then I realized it was Chase from House.

Ergo, fun with PhotoShop.

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Thursday, January 01, 2009

HeroPress names Devil’s Cape book of the year

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The fine and insightful (of course) blog HeroPress has named Devil’s Cape book of the year in its 2008 review.

I’m honored, grateful, and smiling.

HeroPress is a great, fun blog, and if you’re interested in science fiction, gaming, or comic books, you should have already bookmarked it by now.

I’ve been fortunate to be interviewed over there a couple of times and Devil’s Cape received a strong review there, too. You can check those out here.

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White flow

Dal Talented gentleman writer Dal Jeanis has started a new blog for and about writers called White Flow. It examines the time when a writer really gets his mojo working. Or as Dal puts it:

There is a moment when the universe aligns, and the words flow from your fingertips like a river of molten honey, spicy and golden and roaring out to possess the vacant pages.

You can't control it, you can't change it - there isn't even a desire to. You are merely the channel through which it flows, and you experience the thunder and the joy and the pain as something unique emerges from you.

This is the flow state. This is the white moment.

Dal was kind enough to ask me to contribute an entry to his blog, discussing my own too-infrequent encounters with this white flow. I encourage you to hop on over there and check it out, then check out some of the other entries there.

While you’re at it, if you’re in the mood for a good chuckle or three, you might want to check out the sci-fi/fantasy humor anthology Strange Worlds of Lunacy. Dal’s one of the contributors, with a fun fantasy/western mashup called “Billy Steadman, the Dragon, and the Virgin Bride.”

Oh, and check out Dal’s other blog, too.

Thanks, Dal.

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