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Monthly Archives: April 2013
Posts that have made me think
Every once in a while I read a blog post or an article and it tickles something in the back of my brain. I have a gut instinct that there’s something important in what I’m reading and I think I … Continue reading
Posted in Advice, General Musings, Life, My Writing, Writing Tagged consumerism as opiate, correlation is not causation, finding your own path or not, kitchen sink posts are the BEST, Making Light blog, Peter Watts blog, Seth Godin blog, Ursula K. Le Guin blog, what happens when the true enemy isn't the obvious one Comments Off on Posts that have made me think
The Easy Life of a Writer…
(OK, now that you’ve all stopped laughing…) Being a writer these days is much, much easier than it used to be. Think about it: Most communication and submissions are now done on-line. No need to buy stamps and find #9 … Continue reading
Posted in General Musings, Writing Tagged being a writer, now if only it was easy for me but no one else, we have it so good these days, writing Comments Off on The Easy Life of a Writer…
I want to travel!
I know, coming from me that’s a bit rich since I’ve only been “home” for six weeks. But I want to travel. And I blame it all on other bloggers. I read a post by Tobias S. Buckell on SFWA’s … Continue reading
Posted in Advice, General Musings, Life, Writing Tagged being a writer, experience, How to Write a Dirty Story by Susie Bright, I want to have my cake and eat it too, living in the moment vs. recording the moment, terribleminds blog, Tobias Buckell blog, travel, writing Comments Off on I want to travel!
More confused words
I just updated the Grammar and Word Usage Round-Up post over on the writing related tab. Newest additions: – affect vs. effect – losses vs. loses vs. looses – retch vs. wretch – horse vs. hoarse – breath vs. breathe … Continue reading
Posted in General, Writing Tagged being a writer, commonly confused words, word choice, writing 2 Comments
Beware the clean edit
(Note: I have a cold. It’s quite possible I’m going to write very poorly today. Have a picture to make up for it. Spring hiking in Colorado – such fun!) I’m halfway through the (hopefully) final draft of the first … Continue reading
Posted in General Musings, Writing Tagged being a writer, beware the clean edit, consistency is sometimes better than rare moments of genius, editing, even if you are consistently mediocre, I have a cold so don't believe anything I say, revising, writing Comments Off on Beware the clean edit
One person’s inspiration is another person’s WTF did you just make me read?
I was running through my usual list of blog and forum suspects today and I saw a link to a post on a blog I’d never read. And the person linking to it said it was a really great post … Continue reading
Information Overload (or advice from others)
I have this folder full of excellent advice from people who are far smarter than I am and who have succeeded in this whole writing business. And yet all those links sit there unused because I look at the long … Continue reading
Posted in Advice, Writing Tagged advice from people smarter than me, Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine website, being a writer, Clarkesworld website, Orson Scott Card website, short stories, writing Comments Off on Information Overload (or advice from others)
There are many ways to procrastinate
Faced with the prospect of reading my first novel for the umpteenth time, I find myself coming up with all sorts of other things to do instead. It’s not that I hate it (yet). But we’re close.
Posted in My Writing, Writing Tagged being a writer, branding, cover design, how to not write, pretending to be productive, writing, you know it's a bad post when I decide to give you a random picture of a monk Comments Off on There are many ways to procrastinate