Writing

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I’ve been a bit silent here lately and not without good reason. Things have been very busy not only with real life but with my writing life as well. So I wanted to take this moment and update my blog on what I’ve been working on… But first, I wanted to talk a little about

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In reading Jeff Vandermeer’s “Booklife,” (which is by far one of my favorite writing books and I shall write up a review when I finish it) he talks about identifying the non-writing influences on your writing. The goal is to find those people/artists that indirectly affect your writing by seeking out indirect methods of influence.

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So I went and posted all my short fiction over here for you to read. Going back and reading through it wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be, mostly because I seem to actually have a vision for the style I was trying to develop at the time, and I more or less

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Just about one year ago, my favorite author Iain Banks died of cancer. Before he died, a site was setup to let people post messages to him, which he tried to read before his time ran out. His cancer and subsequent death came very quickly and I don’t think I ever took the time to

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As He Who Laughs Last careens wildly to its 2014 Kickstarter and publication, I could not be happier to announce the addition of Mike Dubisch to the project. Mike’s art covers the ground from the weird and spooky to superheros and creepy comics. I will provide more art as it starts to roll in, but

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Nine years ago I sent out a chance email for a shot to interview one of my favorite authors, Max Barry. Just that the guy would take time out to answer an email from a fan like this is amazing. Clearly he’s awesome. Read: Update October 2004 Pie Driver interviews Max Barry When you were

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More than ten years ago, I interviewed author Christopher Miller about his first book. Soon I’ll be interviewing him on his second, and maybe even third book. Check back soon… October 2002 Pie Driver interviews Author Christopher Miller I met Christopher Miller in the summer of 2001 up in Portland, Oregon. He had just sold

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Early in 2014 (in February if all goes well), I will launch my first Kickstarter to help me publish my Cthulhu Dark scenario He Who Laughs Last. Over the past few months, I have been doing a ton of research on running a successful Kickstarter campaign, and while success is by no means guaranteed, I

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Way back in 2001 I interviewed Chris Livingston, who was just finishing his long-running temp web site Not My Desk. This is the interview in its entirety, and look for a new update some time soon… Pie Driver Interviews Not My Desk PD: So I’m going to interview you for my site. we’ll do one

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Fake it until you make it. That’s been my motto for 2013. Weird8 is my new home on the web. Yes, I have a twitter account (@SokolowskiDave), and will be opening up a new Facebook page, but I need to have a place on the web that is application-neutral. A home away from home. I’ve