Monthly Archives: September 2012

Human Monsters: Serial Killers

In talking about his new series “Homeland,” Mandy Patinkin recently said that he regrets his role in “Criminal Minds.” At first read, it sounds ungrateful, especially for fans of the show like me. But Matthew Gubler has explained before that … Continue reading

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Nightmare Week 6

Words written since Week 5: 7,786 words 63061 / 100000 words. 63% done! Due to a number of circumstances this week, I’m just glad I made it as far as I did, even though I didn’t make quota. 5k of … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Stephen King!

I was a secret Stephen King reader starting in ninth grade when I had access to a high school library. Already a big horror fan, I knew I was going to read King eventually, but my mother kept telling me … Continue reading

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Nightmare Week 5

Words written since Week 4: 14,144 55275 / 100000 words. 55% done! Since I have a strange fondness for the number 144, the number of words written makes me extra happy. And hey, I crossed 50k! The decision to write … Continue reading

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Take the Time to Read

For a few years after college, when I was working on short story writing and working at the church and trying to figure out the direction of my life (btw, if you find my personal compass, I ask that you … Continue reading

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Why the Middle Class is Mad (And Should Be)

There is a wealth gap in America. There always has been and there always will be. There will always be wealthier people and there will always be poorer people. The problem is that the gap is increasing and social mobility … Continue reading

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Nightmare Week 4

Words since Week 3: 10,344 41131 / 100000 words. 41% done! I think it’s funny I feel guilty about taking whole sections of the original and only tweaking them a little bit. As though I’m cheating on my word count. … Continue reading

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