Author Archives: Tim Dodge

Cancer Silences Another Great Voice

I’ve written way too many goodbyes to great musicians on this blog. Now I write another. We lost Levon Helm today. This just sucks. Thanks for the music, Levon. I hope it’s nice up on Cripple Creek. Leave a Comment

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New Song: ‘Empire State’ by John Anealio

Some of you may have listened to my recent interview with John Anealio on The Geek Side of Life podcast. If so, you got a small taste of his music during our conversation, but to really get a feel for … Continue reading

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What I’ve Been Doing

It’s been almost a month since my last post here, which has shot a major hole in my aim of two to three blog posts a week. Part of the reason for that absence has been laziness, but it has … Continue reading

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New Feature: Subscribe By E-mail

For those who feel they don’t receive enough email, I’ve added a new convenience feature to this blog. If you click the R² Email me this Blog button on the right and provide your email address, you can receive my … Continue reading

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Life’s Little Ironies

Last Saturday, I participated in the Shamrock Run, a four-mile race through Syracuse’s Tipperary Hill neighborhood. More then 3,500 people registered for the race, and more than 3,100 of them actually ran or walked the course. It was an amazing … Continue reading

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Revisions, Revisions

There is a lot of writing on my agenda these days. I’ve been hired to write two freelance articles for a technical newsletter. I’ve been asked to write a profile of a parishioner for my church’s weekly bulletin. The project … Continue reading

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My Interview on Abbie Hilton’s Podcast

As you may or may not know, last year I played a griffin in the podcast of Ashes, book three of Abigail Hilton’s fantasy series The Guild of the Cowry Catchers. Felbane, my character, is a Clint Eastwood type of … Continue reading

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Writing Technical Post: The Danger of Passive Sentences

If you’ve read any books or articles on writing, at some point you’ve read or heard an instructor say that you should avoid using passive sentences. For those who don’t obsess about these things and who may have forgotten what … Continue reading

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A Snail-Mail Letter a Day in February

From Mary Robinette Kowal’s blog (courtesy of Mur Lafferty): When was the last time you got a letter in the mail? December sees a lot of mail and you remember that sense of delight when the first card arrives. You … Continue reading

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Writing As Investment

Dean Wesley Smith offers an interesting new perspective for writers: An Indie Publisher Investing Plan Step One: Set a Goal to Publish Something New Every Two Weeks. — It could be a short story or your latest book. It could … Continue reading

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