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Gordon  // Posts published by Gordon

Jul 25 2011 Posted by in news, writing | Comments Off on The Velvet Podcast 016

The Velvet Podcast 016

Episode 016: Great Writers Edit; Bad Writers Discuss Editing on a Podcast is now online, part of The Velvet Podcast series. Joining me on this panel are authors Gavin Pate (The Way to Get Here), Richard Thomas (Transubstantiate), and moderator Caleb J. Ross (Stranger Will).We discuss the editing of prose fiction, detailing our own processes, […]


Jul 22 2011 Posted by in multimedia, music, other voices, writing | 1 comment

Book Trailer (Warmed and Bound)

To coincide with today’s release of Warmed and Bound: A Velvet Anthology, I created this promo. It’s composed of imagery inspired by stories in the collection, including original music from me. The intent is to evoke a feeling, a mood—ominous, violent, and redemptive—rather than paint specific settings or characterizations. Multi-plane animation (a.k.a. “2.5-D”) was used […]


Jun 28 2011 Posted by in news, other voices, writing | Comments Off on Warmed and Bound

Warmed and Bound

My story “Headshot” will be featured in Warmed and Bound: A Velvet Anthology, available July 22 in paperback and e-book from your favorite online bookseller. This project has been a labor of love, born out of a reading/writing community called The Velvet (where I’m a moderator), who are united by their love of dark, visceral […]


Jun 27 2011 Posted by in other voices, writing | 1 comment

A Simple List of Writer Dos and Don’ts

This is a guest post by Caleb J Ross as part of his Stranger Will Tour for Strange blog tour. He will be guest-posting beginning with the release of his novel Stranger Will in March 2011 to the release of his second novel, I Didn’t Mean to Be Kevin and novella, As a Machine and […]


Jun 24 2011 Posted by in writing | Comments Off on Icebergs in Your Shorts

Icebergs in Your Shorts

I’ve been reading a lot of short story collections this year, and they always take me so much longer to get through than novels. Which I’m certain mirrors their authors’ own experiences creating them. It can be exhausting reading more than one story per sitting, even if it’s just ten pages. Creative writing instructors often […]


May 30 2011 Posted by in writing | Comments Off on Bike Writing

Bike Writing

I obsess over my sentences (in stories, not blog posts). This makes me an exceptionally-slow writer, as I don’t move on from a paragraph until it’s as polished as can be at that time. One finished page is a really solid evening for me. I prefer this meticulous method to the one most authors employ, […]


May 07 2011 Posted by in other voices, writing | Comments Off on Will I Am but Will I Be?

Will I Am but Will I Be?

Today as I sat on a park bench scribbling in a Moleskine and trying not to appear suspicious (difficult for a single male my age), irony washed over me as I flashed back to the book I’d read earlier this week, Stranger Will by Caleb J Ross. One element of the story features a cult […]


Jan 26 2011 Posted by in news | Comments Off on Slap-n-Tickle reading

Slap-n-Tickle reading

I’ll be doing a reading and contributing to the general merriment March 4th at the Slap-n-Tickle Gallery in the Crossroads district in Kansas City. Yep, that’s a First Friday, so we’re expecting a great turnout for this music/art/words event featuring the ArtJerk crew. 7:00 – 8:30 pm, fiction readings by myself and: Caleb J Ross, […]


Nov 16 2010 Posted by in news, other voices | Comments Off on The Velvet Podcast 009

The Velvet Podcast 009

Episode 9: Does This Novel Make Me Look Fat?, part of The Velvet Podcast series, is now live, featuring discussion about self/vanity publishing. We debate its legitimacy, logistics, and financial aspects, as well as insights from their own experiences in this oft-scorned segment of the industry. I’m joined by authors/panelists Brandon Tietz and Caleb J […]


Nov 06 2010 Posted by in music, news | Comments Off on Womb with a View

Womb with a View

I recently renovated Womb With a View, my home studio, after acquiring a large new desk/console. I used this opportunity to reconfigure and simplify, including wiring up a patch bay for maximum flexibility of its components. This also means that I hopefully will no longer be doing my writing on the same workstation as audio […]