Category Archives: Writing

Inspiring Stories from Top Designers and Creatives

Calling all fans of design and modern art: there’s a new book that should go on your read list. I just wrapped up editing this new book compiled by San Francisco based designer Brian Singer. It’s packed with thoughtful and … Continue reading

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Monsters! Again!

I suppose when you get right down to it, there’s nothing I’d rather write about than monsters. The Unofficial Middle-earth Monster’s Guide is now available. I’m a co-author for the book (which I wrote along with Peter Archer). Peter and … Continue reading

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A Western Tale

A little while back I received a copy of a book from a writer friend, Clint Blevins, who I met at a Writer’s Digest Editor Intensive critique session. I critiqued a chapter of his fantasy western, which was thick with cinematic … Continue reading

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Cool New Book of Creative Exercises

I recently had the pleasure of working with designer/author Jim Krause (author of such bestsellers as Color Index). I served as editor for his new book D30: Exercises for Designers. It’s a super cool project that features 30 days of … Continue reading

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How to Build Your Personal Brand

Creatives come in all manner of skill sets. Whether you’re a designer, artist, writer, or whatever, you need to know how to get the word out about what you do in order to make a living doing it. The latest … Continue reading

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Some love for Monster Spotter’s

Check out this nice review by the Cincinnati Cryptozoological Society for one of my older books Monster Spotter’s Guide to North America. It was published back in 2007, but continues to get some love once in a while. Monster Spotter’s has … Continue reading

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Spam poetry

A while back my spam filter at the day job didn’t work very well. And it was kind of awesome. I started writing these goofy poems using the headlines of spam emails. Well, my spam filter is at it again. … Continue reading

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