Author Archives: dexterp

Things that I’m up to lately

Sometimes I look at my blog and figure that I ought to post here, just so it’s clear that I haven’t abandoned it entirely–blogging gets a smaller audience than my Twitter account, but it doesn’t have a 140-character limit, which … Continue reading

New novel coming soon, and other news

I haven’t posted here in . . . over 3.5 years, looks like. No time like the present.

Online presence, or lack thereof

A quick note: my blogging will probably continue to be extremely sporadic for the foreseeable future, since almost all of the writing I do each day is for the novel in progress (which’ll be done… whenever it’s done). And I … Continue reading

On abandoning books

Once I start reading a book, I’m always extremely reluctant to put it down without finishing it. It always seems like I could be making a mistake in doing so, that I’m returning the book to its shelf just before … Continue reading


Blog posting has been infrequent lately, because most of my writing each day is going into a new novel. But in my spare time I’ve been into these things:


It’s common to hear writing advice that says you should write every day, no matter what, but I’ve found that procrastination is an essential part of the writing process, and any reasonable timetable for completion of a long work will … Continue reading

Bullspec interview (from Summer 2010)

For those who haven’t seen this, here’s an interview I did by e-mail with Sam Montgomery-Blinn for the Summer 2010 issue of Bullspec. It’s mostly about The Dream of Perpetual Motion, but other subjects show up, too.


Over the past couple of weeks I’ve finished up a playthrough of Atlus’s new game Catherine. It’s the hardest game I expect to play this year (unless I can make time for Dark Souls when that comes out), but if … Continue reading

Another note on digression

The release of the new volume of A Song of Ice and Fire, which several of my friends are either reading or getting ready to read, has got me thinking about digression again.

The Waste Land on iPad

In an earlier post on acquiring an iPad, I said it was “halfway between a clever toy and a useful tool.” That was when I didn’t know what it was for. I know what it’s for now—it’s for reading The … Continue reading