1 cop killed, 2 other shot amid manhunt for ex-LAPD officer

February 7, 2013

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Sometimes I think fiction will never be able to compete with the reality I call home. From the Los Angeles Times blog today: As authorities scoured Southern California for an ex-Los Angeles police officer suspected of shooting three officers, killing one, officials broadened the alert to include the entire state Thursday morning, and authorities in […]

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Thoughts of Gone Girl at the midnight hour…and what makes good genre fiction?

February 6, 2013

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I am minutes away from passing out, but I have some time to kill before the audio files I recorded for the documentary I’m working on finish uploading to my computer. And so I’m thinking about Gillian Flynn, Gone Girl, and how stoked and hopeful it makes me that Gone Girl is still on the […]

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Inspiration in athleticism… and Go Ravens!.

February 3, 2013

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This is me today. I grew up never particularly caring for sports. It always seemed like a way to make myself tired and take time away from better things like listening to Nirvana, writing in my journal, and reading Stephen King and later Bret Easton Ellis novels. But I have a far greater appreciation for […]

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It’s 1 AM. How are you?

February 3, 2013

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It’s 1 am on a Saturday night and I’m writing a fictional character bio for a Generation X parent, tracing his timeline of life events to find potential reason(s) for his murderous tendencies… What are you doing? Holy shit it’s been a while since I blogged last. At least I’m working on new fiction almost […]

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Greetings from Sweden…

December 14, 2012

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Well, I was enjoying a vacation in Sweden until I decided to check in on the good ‘ol U.S. of A today. I’m too shocked and appalled to write much of anything. I tweeted any political views I have already by retweeting other people with more elegant things to say. Writing much of anything else […]

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L.A. Bashing 101

December 7, 2012

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I seem to be stumbling on more articles on the topic of hating Los Angeles lately, or maybe I’m just noticing them because I’ve been feeling kind of bummed on this town in recent weeks (I resist writing scathing LA critiques, though, because my depression usually clears up after I land another job, or I […]

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Bettering your craft–especially when you aren’t working.

November 20, 2012

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I hope I never reach a point where I feel I know everything there is to know about my craft. As a freelancer, sometimes I find myself with more free time than I would like. Jobs start and end and sometimes there’s no telling when the next one is coming. Some people are uncomfortable with […]

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