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Hi, I'm bgmhall and I'm a writer.

In 2012, I'm going to publish two e-books: a murder mystery novella in June and a full-length action novel in December.

They're both thrillers with a tech edge.

This website and blog is an avenue to promote my stories but it's more than that - it's a place to share some of my thinking about writing and why I'm publishing this way. I'll review some of the books I like to read and films I like to watch, but with a writer's eye - not just looking at the stories, but giving my observations of how the creators have told them.

I'll also talk about my creative process, what I'm writing and how I'm writing it, which may be helpful for others who are trying to do the same thing (or may not - what I do seems to work for me, but I don't claim it's a model to copy - YMMV).

This isn't a publishing-company-ghost-written blog that's only updated once a year to shamelessly plug a new product, nor is it a stream-of-consciousness Twitter feed or Facebook update where I share every detail of my life - you'll never find a post describing the sandwich I had for lunch.

Instead, I aim to put up new content once every week or two - maybe a little more, maybe a little less, depending on what else is going on (and whether I have anything to say).

As far as manifestos go, I figure this lands somewhere closer to Kane's than Kaczynski's so please come back and check it out.