Here's a screenshot of my outline for /Never the Heroes/ open in Emacs in two panes showing two different parts of the file.

Make no mistake. I'm proud to have written WITHOUT BLOODSHED and equally proud to have published it back in 2013, but it's rough and there's a lot I would have done differently if I were writing it today.

If you want to see what I mean, please read and bookmark this post. It's a WIP, but there's already a fair amount of stuff there.

If you're thinking of writing your first novel, please learn from my mistakes.

"Overman, can you tell us who has been murdering America's billionaires?"

"They aren't being murdered. They're being executed. You poor fucking humans wanted a "hero of justice" because you weren't willing to do the work of fixing your own society."

"But this isn't justice!"

"Justice is your concern, not mine. Since you won't leave me alone until I solve your problems, and your methods don't work, I'm going to do things my way."

Here's a post I started last week and didn't finish until today. I try to make big meals using basic ingredients like bulk rice, canned vegetables, and ground meat on weekends, and portion them out into containers to save money and have healthier meals during the work week.

gopher: gopher://


Because isn't just for crappy . :)

I don't know if I've mentioned it before, but I've started a new and posting each chapter on my site at

If you use gopher, you can go directly to the index.


Otherwise, you should use Floodgap's HTTP proxy.

BTW, is this format convenient, or would having everything in one file be easier?

I am nothing but a weapon to the Phoenix Society. They stole my life. They turned my dreams into reality television.

And now you want revenge?

I'll settle for justice.

If you're looking for something interesting to read on , I recently put up one of my old novels, "Without Bloodshed".


If you don't have a Gopher app, you can use the Web proxy address below.

It's , available under CC BY-NC-SA 4.0.

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