<![CDATA[Curious Rat]]> News and commentary on the tech industry, writing, and anything worth knowing about. Wed, 08 Jul 2015 00:00:00 -0400 en-us hcmarks@curiousrat.com (Harry Marks) Copyright 2015 3600 <![CDATA[Penciling in a New Passion]]> http://curiousrat.com/penciling_in_a_new_passion http://curiousrat.com/penciling_in_a_new_passion article Wed, 08 Jul 2015 00:00:00 -0400 In the early days of the internet as we know it, before the whole world had the ability to instantly flash-mob a hashtag and drive a person into self-inflicted witness protection, small communities cropped up around myriad topics. Books, sports, kayaking - you name it, there was a group of new jo…

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<![CDATA[My Growth as a Writer]]> http://curiousrat.com/my-growth-as-a-writer http://curiousrat.com/my-growth-as-a-writer article Sat, 04 Apr 2015 22:35:00 -0400 Trees grow. So do tumors, but I’m not sure I’m comfortable with likening my writing to a cancerous mass of cells. Others might be, however…

I’ve been querying my third novel, LUMINOUS, for the last several months and in the rejections I’ve received, I’v…

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Nobody is good enough to tell the stories and ideas inside them. I mean that sincerely. The ideas in my head are shining beams of light, perfect and uni…

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Harry talks with author Courtney Alameda about her new paranormal horror-thriller, Shutter, as well as the variety of books that inspired her, the misperceptions people have of horror authors, and dealing with the frustrating question, “What is it like to be a woman who w…



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Harry talks with author Eric Shonkwiler about his award-winning debut novel, Above All Men, as well as Cormac McCarthy, MFA programs, and the current state of literature.

And keep your ears peeled for a very special giveaway courtesy of our good friends at …



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<![CDATA[Chuck Wendig’s Magical Writing Shed]]> http://terribleminds.com/ramble/2015/01/04/witness-the-power-of-this-fully-armed-and-operational-writing-shed/ http://terribleminds.com/ramble/2015/01/04/witness-the-power-of-this-fully-armed-and-operational-writing-shed/ article Mon, 05 Jan 2015 14:19:00 -0500 ᔥ Terrible Minds:

Over the last many moons, my wife busted her ass to make the shed happen. She weathered the (several) problems that popped up. She helped me settle on a design that did not look like a four-year-old painted it with poopy hands. Delays and proble…



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As a writer, I understand now in ways I couldn’t back then. You wouldn’t take no for an answer with all your rejection letters. I once posted a sticky on my computer monitor about your rejections and how you’d kept them. I kept mine, too. Times are …



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(↬ Mark Tucker on Twitter)



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<![CDATA[My 2014]]> http://curiousrat.com/reflections-on-2014 http://curiousrat.com/reflections-on-2014 article Mon, 22 Dec 2014 23:30:00 -0500 In case you haven’t noticed, I’ve been pretty light with the posts around here. This isn’t an apology or a re-declaration of dedication. My attention has simply been elsewhere.

2014 has been a big year. A crazy year. I became a father. I finished my third and most ambiti…

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Everything about a movie is someone else’s opinion.

You can’t “send the movie back” and ask for it to be hotter, or colder, or for Wonder Woman to be played by someone else, or for Loki to have horns on his he…



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