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

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Crap! (Followed by some links on agents and querying)

Nothing like writing a story with a goal in mind and then finishing it and figuring out it won’t meet that goal.  I had that happen with a short story a while ago – the one I really don’t know … Continue reading

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Failure Sucks

It’s just been one of those weeks. Maybe it’s watching this situation in Boston.  Maybe it’s because my grandfather wants to die and is ready to die but is still healthy enough that it could take months for him to … Continue reading

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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

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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.

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