Author Archives: tessarnold2

About tessarnold2

I'm a writer, and someone generally crazy enough to think other people will be interested in his deranged thoughts. You can also find me on Twitter @tessrants

Meditation on Philosophy…

I have a B.A. in Philosophy. I’ve mentioned somewhere before, but it bears repeating, the exchange I’ve had – more than fucking once – with random people when I tell them about my degree. It usually goes something like this: … Continue reading

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Making Your Way in Uncharted Territory…

So, I was watching one of the people I follow on YouTube. It was the first time they’d posted in a while. I dig their content, so I was curious about the absence. By luck, it happens that this very … Continue reading

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Of Beta Readers and Critique Partners…

So, there’s two things you probably need to know about, if you want to be anything like successful as a writer: Beta Readers & Critique Partners (Maybe you’re that one, lone genius, toiling away on your masterpiece without the need … Continue reading

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Process…

Hello to all the people participating in NANOWRIMO this year! Sorry I couldn’t join in the fun, but I have too many irons in the fire right now, and not enough asbestos gloves. But you look good. Keep it up. … Continue reading

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A Friday Morning WTF…

So, I’m driving home from the gym this morning. It is cold and raining. 50 degrees and dropping. Near my house, kids – probably teenagers – wait for the bus to pick them up. And here’s the WTF moment: I … Continue reading

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Self-Publishing Updatery…

So, I don’t know if I mentioned it, but I’m self publishing one of my novels. (Ok, I definitely mentioned it. You got me.) It’s an interesting journey. I’ve been learning what can only be described as a metric fuck-ton. … Continue reading

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Happy Halloween…

I love Halloween. It is, bar none, my favorite holiday. And I do think of it as a holiday, as in the original version of that word: Holy Day. There has just always been something magical about the day, and … Continue reading

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