Author Archives: C.E. Grundler

Where to go???

This post is a bit late, mostly because I’ve been so wrapped up in my edits, I’d lost all track of time. It seems the Blizzard of the Century passed me right by, not that I’d notice either way. The … Continue reading

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Playlists and Writing…

C.E. Grundler I’ve got a strange and eclectic mix of music on my phone, but don’t look at me — it’s not all mine. Really, it isn’t! You see, I like to write with headphones on, blocking unwanted distractions and … Continue reading

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How do you to Carnegie Hall?

C.E. Grundler Conventional wisdom tells that it takes approximately 10,000 hours of practice to master something. The concept known as the 10,000 Hour Rule contends that success is a direct result of relentless practice. It doesn’t matter what the pursuit, … Continue reading

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Things I love about this weird line of work…

C.E. Grundler There’s the dream of being a full-time, for real writer. You know, banging out masterpieces in your tweed jacket, bent over a beat-up old manual typewriter on a sturdy wood desk, surrounded by stacks of papers and a … Continue reading

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Happy New Year!

C.E. Grundler I love New Years Day. January 1st always holds a special place in my heart…technically, January 2nd, but New Years Day is close enough. It’s not for any particular traditions, in fact New Years Eve has always been … Continue reading

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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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