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Bryan Chaffin

Good Writing and Bad

It’s a funny thing about writing. It turns out it’s hard. In my efforts to become a published novelist, I’ve had many opportunities to learn

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Bryan Chaffin

Chaffin’s Razor

I have this theory, something I’ve been working on for many years. One of our listeners (D. Scott Frey) on The Apple Context Machine came

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Whispers 3

It’s Sunday. A day for sleeping late. A day for not worrying about getting up. Or meetings. A day for no alarms save the morning

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Whispers 2

It’s been a while. Those whispers. More than a year. I’d kind of forgotten about them because the house has been…I don’t know. Not quiet,

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Prologue Is Past

I stripped the prologue from my novel recently. I had to do it, and that makes me tense. Let me explain. No, first, some catchup:

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Mining For Pics

Been busy. Synopsis writing—have I mentioned how much I hate writing a fucking synopsis? And querying. I hate the query process. There was also a

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Whispers

I’m getting ready to leave. TV off, ceiling fans off. Windows, closed. It’s quiet on the third floor. I turn off the lamp in my office,

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Fiddle About

ZOMG, but Giorgio A. Tsoukalos is one of my guilty pleasures. First on Ancient Aliens and various standalone UFO specials, and now on his own

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What’s in a Year?

It’s been an interesting year in very many ways, but I decided to use Tax Day to look back at what’s most important. My hair.

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Off to the Beta Readers…

It’s weird. Really weird, but I don’t have anything that I can—or even should—do to my book, and that’s because I’ve sent it to a

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Buried in Words

I got yelled at on Twitter for not having updated my blog since…July. That was in October, and here it is November, so I might

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Something Goes Wrong

In writing, sometimes you just have to get back to basics. I’ve been banging my head against the wall for some time. It turns out

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