Category Archives: On Writing

Calibrating presidents

Recently I participated in an interesting exercise where the participants were asked to calibrate presidents. The calibration was done against the traditional consulting nine-box. In the nine-box, you calibrate the subjects (staff, presidents, whatever) against one another, using two criteria: … Continue reading

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What? An actual ending?

I just finished the first draft of “Netherhouse Liquidation”, my new short. And it actually has an ending. That makes sense. That isn’t horrible. So I say before anyone else reads it.

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Jeff’s Writing, Mark II. I hope you enjoy our new direction.

For the longest time I’ve avoided outlining because it sucked the life out of my writing, or so I thought. I’ve plowed through several short stories, a novel, and several partial novels while keeping this mantra alive in my head. … Continue reading

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The smallest blog post

Only in terms of significance. Much Internets ink is being spilt on the inauguration, and I have nothing poignant to add, so I’ll just go my own way and do what I usually do, which is talk about myself. Amazing … Continue reading

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Acting! Genius! Thank you!

Foolishly, I wish to chronicle the moment when I thought my writing was pure genius. That moment is…right now. Yes, my writing has been crapped straight from the gods. Don’t you all wish you were me? Tomorrow I will read … Continue reading

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