85 books in all (38 in print, 47 on audio.) Keep in mind that I am currently reading Jennifer A. Nielsen’s A NIGHT DIVIDED, and if I finish it during the Christmas break, it will very likely make this list. Others would have made the list, but I tried to keep it pretty narrowed down.… Continue reading My Best Books of 2015
There’s a lot of well-deserved noise to be made about the uselessness of social media. It’s vain, it’s stupid, it’s a vortex of trolls…these are true, but they aren’t absolutes, as there are a great many uses for things like Twitter and Instagram (screw Facebook though), and one of them came clear to me this… Continue reading That one time when @Coby Fleener helped me move stuff at work
(Final installment.) Chapter 10 –Retroactive! I confess, when I got to this part in the outline, I needed an excuse for Edsel not to be available—one Calvin would accept. That would mean going back and establishing something. A pox seemed like the way to go, so I had Shantewa Goodall talk about it. Then came… Continue reading Rebel Heart Annotations, 3 of 3.
(Continued from the previous post.) Chapter 4 -At first I based Amelia off of my friend’s teenaged daughter. That quickly had to change, because the girl always had the same smile on her face no matter what. Soccer, dance, sleep, funerals, whatever. That change didn’t come about until the next book, though. –Fleshing out the… Continue reading Rebel Heart Annotations, 2 of 3.
As part of the outlining and writing process for the third Engines of Liberty novel, I’ve been annotating books 1 and 2 to make sure I keep the continuity straight and deliver on the promises I’ve made. I thought I’d post the annotations here in case anyone wanted to see how I built the world and… Continue reading Rebel Heart Annotations, 1 of 3.
I’m still getting used to WordPress’s format for posting and writing, because I used Blogger for so many years. The goal is to have this be my main blog (I haven’t posted at On A Grahampage since my 30th birthday), but honestly blogging hasn’t been a priority for the last several months. Got too much… Continue reading Best Reads of 2014
Recently the Empire Podcast–which is like Top Gear for movies–had a discussion on movies that feature no weapons or fighting, an interesting topic amidst a glut of action/sci-fi/fantasy/superhero/six-pack ab flicks. The hosts listed a bunch, some of which had qualifiers on them, most of which I hadn’t seen. But the first movie that came to… Continue reading Russell Crowe’s Best Film Involves Him Punching Nobody