Author Archives: C.E. Grundler

Immersion and mis-estimates…

  C.E. Grundler For the last few weeks I’ve been neck deep in a round of edits so immersive that it’s all I can do sometimes to pull myself free and return to the ‘real’ world. I’ve been working in … Continue reading

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Unusual Writing Aids…

C.E. Grundler In a quest to maximize writing productivity, which of these items do you think is LEAST CONDUCIVE for increasing focus, flow, and overall output? A.) Caffeine B.) A cottage on Walden Pond C.) An eight week old puppy. Seems … Continue reading

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Declared Accidental…

C.E. Grundler I love warning labels.  They advise us that lighter fluid is highly combustible and ‘harmful’ if swallowed. They warn us a nice glass of rum will impair our ability to operate a motor vehicle and shouldn’t be consumed … Continue reading

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Winding Down on Thanksgiving…

C.E. Grundler I’m getting a late start this morning, and a rather sore one, but an extraordinarily content one. It’s snowing right now, which, in my eyes, means it’s officially winter, and it won’t be spring until the first crocuses … Continue reading

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Finding Meyer…

  C.E. Grundler Although Travis McGee will always be my hero and mentor, in John D. MacDonald’s T.McGee series, Meyer is my favorite character, hands down. His gentle wisdom offered a break from the harder aspects of the events playing … Continue reading

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You don’t say…

C.E. Grundler Okay, we’ll start this thing off by saying ‘Writer’ is my immediate response when asked what I do, and yes, I am quite proud of that fact. Most people who meet me, however, have no idea. I don’t … Continue reading

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Bad Characters…

C.E. Grundler It’s been said that you can have the best story in the world, but if your characters aren’t interesting, real people, you’re dead in the water.  And the opposite holds true as well:  you could have a perfectly … Continue reading

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Staying Focused…

C.E. Grundler The challenge with having too many things going on in your life simultaneously is staying focused on any one single task. To sell this house I’ve got to straighten it up. But as I work on that, my … Continue reading

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Do not disturb…

C.E. Grundler …I’m disturbed enough already. I’m finally rounding the last turn on the long rumoured third book, Evacuation Route, and it hasn’t been an easy process. And while life has thrown a number of obstatcles on the tracks, I’ve … Continue reading

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Linear Duck Arrangement? There’s an app for that.

C.E. Grundler Downsizing can be downright overwhelming, and I’m coming to realize that this is going to go down in phases. Right now I’m getting rid of anything we haven’t used or no longer need — the easy, big stuff … Continue reading

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