Category Archives: Writing

The Merchants of Zion, in Print

I just received a proof copy of The Merchants of Zion in the mail. It looks pretty good I think!   Advertisements

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Further, Final Thoughts on Station Eleven and the Post-Apocalypse

This is the third in a series of posts. Here are parts one and two. Spoilers for Station Eleven abound after the jump. For The Stand and On The Beach as well. What makes post-apocalyptic fiction good? And what makes Station Eleven fail at being a good post-apocalyptic … Continue reading

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Station Eleven: A Literary Pedigree

Expanding on my short review of Emily Mandel’s Station Eleven, I’d like to talk about literary pedigree. My opinions are probably wrong, but ignorance has never stopped me from forming strong opinions. Which other works of fiction, in text or … Continue reading

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Book Review: Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

I have always hated impressionistic book reviews that lack any quotations or really explain anything besides the reader’s feelings. When you read reviews like that you’re getting more insight into their psyche than the substance of the book. I feel … Continue reading

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The Merchants of Zion is finished, and available for purchase.

My first full-length novel, The Merchants of Zion, is available for purchase on Amazon. It’s $3.99. I wrote the first draft six years ago, after I graduated from college and had trouble finding a job.  Some people might have redoubled their … Continue reading

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I Finished Another Draft of My Upcoming Novel, The Merchants of Zion

Previously, I’ve written about finishing a draft of my book. Two and a half months later it has been redrafted again. At 93,499 words it’s swelled considerably from 85,000, but this time it includes an actual ending and a series … Continue reading

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I Finished a Draft of My Upcoming Book, Merchants of Zion

I. Prologue Yesterday I finished redrafting a novel I wrote over the summer of 2009. It is one step closer to the light of day, and I want to record its history. The story of the story, so to speak. … Continue reading

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