Writing Process

Inchworm… inchworm… measuring the post-lengths…

Does Sesame Street still play the Inchworm/“Two plus two are four” song? If not, do people still know how doubling works? In the last four days, I’ve written significant amounts of: A Myth about Scheduling Daemons (ironic as it is). Being the Steve (which is going very nicely). A teaser for a Patreon serial called The Age of… Continue reading Inchworm… inchworm… measuring the post-lengths…

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Storytelling in a Hybrid Serial Model

A few months back, after literally years of being away from writing on a regular basis, I decided to begin the relaunch of my online life. Like many people in today's day and age, I decided to use Patreon as a means of organizing my activities and hopefully giving people value for their money --… Continue reading Storytelling in a Hybrid Serial Model

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Patchwork Worlds: Structuring an inter-related anthology

An interesting comment came up, regarding one of my beta stories on my Patreon. It was a short story -- not, perhaps, the most common thing I write these days (though there's a myth partially completed which would beg to differ) -- and the reader didn't care for it. It's not that he thought it… Continue reading Patchwork Worlds: Structuring an inter-related anthology

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Patreon: The Last Week of Folio #1

It's been a busy week over on the Patreon. I tried my best not to spam everyone with updates -- that way lies madness and people disliking you -- but it makes sense to catch people up as well as keep folks abreast of what's coming up next here on Banter Latte. Folio #1 is… Continue reading Patreon: The Last Week of Folio #1

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Progress Report: “Diverged in a Wood”

The next Patreon short story -- "Diverged in a Wood" -- is proceeding apace and on pace. This wasn't a story I expected to be writing, at least not now, but then it got loud in my head -- louder than "Being the Steve," which honestly surprises me. It's a long short story but a… Continue reading Progress Report: “Diverged in a Wood”

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Second Betas, or “We Have Always Been at War with Eastasia”

Part of Folio #1 is the second Beta of the actual "Interviewing Leather" novella, which raises an interesting point about the writing process. When I first wrote "Interviewing Leather..." it was 2007. My intentions for Justice Wing were very different than they have become over time. In fact, "Cannon," posted in first beta over the… Continue reading Second Betas, or “We Have Always Been at War with Eastasia”

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The weirdness of superhero physics: realistic unrealism

I sent this out to Patreon subscribers yesterday. Seemed fair to send here today. If nothing else, so people know I'm, you know, working on stuff When writing superheroes, there's a weird balancing act you need to do between actual physics and 'superhero physics.' It's similar to the balancing act you need to do in… Continue reading The weirdness of superhero physics: realistic unrealism

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“Like a Shot from a Cannon” teaser

This is something I posted to Twitter in the runup to the relaunch -- just a fast teaser. This is one of the pieces that's going to go in Interviewing Leather: An Anthology of Perspective. I really like fleshing out the difference between what Leather remembers happening (and her 'complicated' feelings about it) and what actually happened. I… Continue reading “Like a Shot from a Cannon” teaser

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Theftworld Unused Prologue

This is a prologue I wrote for Theftworld, a novel in progress in my "Imperial Space" setting. Most of the chapters of Theftworld are going to be locked, as it's a draft with an eye to publication, but after I got well into the novel proper I decided I neither needed nor wanted the prologue… Continue reading Theftworld Unused Prologue