Monthly Archives: November 2013

Good Sex Is Hard

Both in real life and in writing. Anyone who thinks otherwise has probably never really done either well. Or been very, very lucky. Why do I bring this up today? Well, first, because I just read a “first time” sex … Continue reading

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Allowing Enough Time

When I was in college I would dash off a paper the night before it was due and get a B of some sort on it.  I don’t think I ever cranked out an A+ paper that way, but I … Continue reading

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Yes, But You Didn’t

I’m sure you’ve been around someone who said, “Oh, that’s easy.  I could’ve done that.”  Or, “Oh, I had that idea.” This is usually said by someone who has a lot of great ideas that they don’t actually do anything … Continue reading

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Shoulda Kept That New Year’s Resolution

I got my rejection back on that partial to an agent yesterday.  As I’d mentioned, I kind of expected it.  I like the book, but it doesn’t have any WOW factor.  It’s just a solid story.  But that’s not really … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day

“If you want to build a car, you don’t slap a bunch of iron ore, some sand, a rubber tree, and a couple of cows together and call it good…” – Patricia C. Wrede It’s from this post. I love … Continue reading

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The Spin Factor

I think about this often and it’s why I don’t trust half of what people tell me. If I choose to present a certain set of facts about myself I can portray myself as one type of person.  But if … Continue reading

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Fail but don’t quit

I was just trying to find an article I had bookmarked and saw that one of my bookmarks is called “The Scoop on Our Poop.”  Ah, the joys of dog ownership! I was looking for this blog post by Chuck … Continue reading

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Some Controversial Thoughts

Someone slap me.  I’ve been spending too much time on forums again. But a lot of what I’ve been reading has me thinking.  And I’m going to say some things that are antithetical to a lot of the current self-pubbed … Continue reading

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My Ideal Short Story Market

I have a story out at a new market and they’re past the deadline when they said they’d respond to people and, since they have no website, I can’t figure out what’s going on with the submission. Which had me … Continue reading

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Feed The Soul Or Feed The Body?

Warning, I am about to ramble.  So, if you want a coherent, writing-related post, check this one by Chuck Wendig out: An Email About Writing, And My Response A quick quote: “If this is something you really want to do, … Continue reading

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