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Bill made a surprise appearance in Michael Ian Black's standup comedy special NOTED EXPERT, recorded in November 2015 and first aired in May 2016 on Epix.

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This Year a Serial Takes Root

This Year a Serial Takes Root

I spent three years writing a young-adult urban science-fantasy thriller. The brave kids at its core broke my heart in more ways than one. This year I'd like you to meet them.  read

This governor is positive

A limerick on the occasion of Texas governor Greg Abbott’s positive test for the SARS-CoV-2 virus.  read
You can’t spell “preventable” without a bee

You can’t spell “preventable” without a bee

Sometimes life (or a diabolical puzzle editor) throws you a curve you know is coming, and it still beans you in the brainpan. Bee alert!  read

latest proper manuscript format post

The old rule of thumb for estimating word count is obsolete

The old rule of thumb for estimating word count is obsolete

In days of yore, the accepted rule for estimating word count was 250 words per manuscript page. Is that still the case today? If not, how should it be done instead?  read

latest tylogram post

You don't need to find the best arrangement for every word

Tylogram is a game with two distinct parts—forming words from the grid and then squeezing every last point out of them. One of the most common mistakes players make is trying to do both at the same time. We often...  read