Gordon Gravley

About Gordon Gravley

Gordon Gravley has been making up stories all his life. Born in Phoenix, Arizona, Gordon moved around - California; Colorado; Alaska; Northern Arizona - before eventually settling in Seattle, Washington. Having called the Northwest his home since 1998, he doesn't expect to be moving elsewhere anytime soon. There, he continues to make up stories, write novels, and lives with his wife and their son.

How Do You Come Up With This Crap?

A writer never knows from where or when an idea may come. While my wife and I were on a road trip through Northern Arizona, […]

That Contentious Semicolon!

You wouldn’t think that a topic as innocuous as punctuation could illicit the slightest opinion or criticism. And yet… […]

The/A Great American Novel

By definition, it is impossible for there to be one single novel that could be considered The Great American Novel. […]

Another Writer

Great strides have been made in recent years toward the development of self-publishing tools and outlets that enable authors to easily reach an audience. […]

The Genre Game

There are a lot of things to love about living here in the the Northwest. One of them is the Seattle International Film Festival. It’s a great way to escape the predictable regurgitation Hollywood forever lives up to. […]

Get Your Own Ideas, Pal!

A few months back I went on about originality: how truly original ideas are rare, and how most of us creative types find inspiration in what’s come before, imprinting our own style and world-view onto what’s already been done. And that’s okay. […]

Readin’ and ‘Ritin’

Any author worth the paper his words are printed on knows that being well-read is an essential building block to good writing. We all agree with the above statement, don’t we? Well, considering that, I’ve gone painfully astray in my journey to be a writer. […]

We Are Big Brother

Even someone who's never read George Orwell's classic dystopian novel understands the idea of Big Brother - an ever-watchful collective that monitors our daily activities and behavior, passing judgement [...]

Stop Me If You’ve Heard This One

As I watched the first installment produced from Suzanne Collins’ series of novels (I have yet to read her books. See my post Readarcolepsy for clarification.) I couldn’t help but think of how derivative it was of so many other movies.  […]

The Oblivious Hero

[I recently went on a virtual book tour. For one of my "stops," I was asked to write a guest blog regarding the alpha-maleness of my novel's main character. [...]