Timothy Hallinan's Blog – August 2007 Archive (2)

Soul Patrol

In what has to be the most gaga news story of the week, the Chinese announced that it is now illegal to be reincarnated without official permission. This is obviously a maneuver that anticipates the death of the current Dalai Lama; the Chinese government

wants to be the sole authority on who the new incarnation is.

So I can understand the goal, even if I don’t sympathize with it. My…


Added by Timothy Hallinan on August 27, 2007 at 6:15am — No Comments

Getting Started

People always ask writers, “Where do you get your ideas?”. The question seems to suggest that they think a writer

gets an idea and then sits down and writes it. For me, though, it’s

usually the other way around. I write to find out what my idea is.

Today was the ninth day of working on the new book, the third of the Poke Rafferty series that begins with A Nail Through the Heart.

And, as usual at this stage of a book, I’m…


Added by Timothy Hallinan on August 22, 2007 at 2:34pm — No Comments

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