Words Deferred is a blog about writing fiction, in all of its myriad forms.

Currently, my big project is Razor Mountain, a novel that I’m posting serially, with updates twice per month. I’ve been documenting the entire process of writing this book, from ideas and outlining, to the cover design and back-cover blurb, to the chapters themselves. You can check it all out on my Razor Mountain landing page.

If you’d rather read some of my free micro-fiction or drabbles, check out the Fiction section.

If you’re looking for something else, use the search, categories and tags in the sidebar, or check out my most recent posts below.

3 Things I Learned From Startide Rising

I recently read the 1983 science-fiction novel, Startide Rising, with my kids. It’s the second book in David Brin’s first “uplift trilogy,” a series of loosely-related books that take place in a shared universe. I haven’t read these books since I was a teenager, and I didn’t remember too much…

Razor Mountain Development Journal — Chapter 23

This is part of an ongoing series where I’m documenting the development of my serial novel, Razor Mountain. You can find my spoiler-free journals for each chapter, my spoiler-heavy pre-production journals, and the book itself over at the Razor Mountain landing page. A Pyrrhic Victory Christopher is out of the…


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