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Writing Spikes

My day job is software development, and once in a while I find some useful crossover in concepts between programming computers and writing fiction. Today, I’d like to take one of those software concepts – the “spike” – and apply it to fiction. What is a Spike? In software development, a spike is an experiment. […]

Razor Mountain Development Journal #6

This is part of my ongoing series where I’m documenting the development of my serial novel, Razor Mountain. Be forewarned, there are spoilers ahead! Last Time I made an initial attempt at God-Speaker’s act-level outline. I also started chapter-level outlines with the first two chapters. Other Characters I spent a little time thinking about secondary […]

Reference Desk – #3 – Scrivener

What’s the Good Word (Processor)? Scrivener is a word processor and organizational tool for writers. I’ve been using it for years, and I don’t see myself stopping any time soon. This might seem odd, when we have good general-purpose word processors like Microsoft Word and Google Docs, and good general-purpose organizational tools like Trello. However, […]


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