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This is the feed for my blog. I update the blog... occasionally? What's a phrase for "Not Terribly Frequently" that makes me sound busy rather than lazy? "When the mood strikes?", "As time allows?", "Every fortnight?" Hmmm.

I update the blog as much as I can. I'm writing, you know.

Is your book publishable? io9 tells it like it is

Is your book publishable? io9 tells it like it is

Great flowchart/checklist of how to know when your book is done. io9 got it from someone, who got it from someone else. It’s available for purchase, with proceeds going to 826 National, a non-profit that teaches kids creative writing skills. As io9 points out, the…

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Night of a Billion (more) Stars

Night of a Billion (more) Stars

Stick this in your idea factory and write about it – A new discovery suggests that scientists were off on their original count of stars… by about a Billion. A Discovery News article says astronomers “may have underestimated the tally of galaxies in some parts…

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Exactly what every writer needs

Exactly what every writer needs

Well, maybe every writer doesn’t need six pounds of pens immediately… but over the course of their lives I’m sure they consume somewhere around that amount. Possibly.

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It’s only a learning experience if you learn something

It’s only a learning experience if you learn something

Got my contributor’s copys of the new issue of A Thousand Faces. I always enjoy that magazine (even when I’m not in it!) and they did a great job with this issue as well. It’s full of superhero goodness. I had a weird switcharoo with…

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Windycon is upon us…

Windycon is upon us…

Well, upon me at least. I’m planning on heading to Chicago this Friday for the Windycon steampunk extravaganza. It’ll be a long drive but I’m really psyched about it. If all goes well, I’ll get to spend a little time in the city before the…

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Haven’t dropped off the face of the earth

Haven’t dropped off the face of the earth

Hey, I’m still here. I spent the better part of the last two weeks preparing for Context – I’ll explain that in a later post. I’ll give a full con report and an update on my writing progress soon. In the meantime, accept my apologies…

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Wow. How far into August are we now? Ugh. July is a blur, a haze. Vacation rocked, but the prep for it, the vacation itself, the travel and the catching up afterward took most of the month. I also got to help out some good…

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Handy Guide for Freelance Writers

Handy Guide for Freelance Writers

Kristine Kathryn Rusch has an ongoing series called the Freelancer’s Survival Guide at her site. If you’re a freelance writer, I’d suggest giving it a look, or at least reading a few of the posts. She hits on many topics that are important not just…

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Friday Gazette

Friday Gazette

U.S. poet Craig Arnold is missing on an island in Japan. He disappeared Monday during a visit to a volcano on the Ryukyu Islands of southern Japan. He has been working on poetry about volcanoes. Jeremiah Tolbert has a post on his blog that’s very…

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Work in Progress Wednesday

Work in Progress Wednesday

Really busy at work this week, so not a lot of progress on the novel. I’ve continued my crazy tangent of writing the ending, or a good part of it at least. I’m just trying to decide whether this is the true ending, with a…

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