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Snarky writing advice

From Nick Mamatas, ten bits of advice writers should stop giving aspiring writers. Though I wonder if it would be better to rephrase this as “Ten Bits of Advice Aspiring Writers Should Stop Listening To.”  I’ve received a lot of … Continue reading

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One Month Update

It’s been 5 weeks since I officially started my new job as a full-time writer. What have I learned since then? (1) Distractions are everywhere. Here’s one. I went for a morning run/walk, and found these on the ground underneath … Continue reading

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Low fat, schmow fat!

Just for a change from boiled corn on the cob, I decided to use this week’s corn from my CSA share to make creamed corn for lunch. It was yummy, though I’m feeling maybe I ought to have a double … Continue reading

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My new job

Today was the first day of my new job as a full-time writer.  The long-term benefits aren’t as good as with my old job as a pharmaceutical industry chemist.  But you can’t beat the commute (up a flight of stairs … Continue reading

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Prairie Fire review

My story “Woman Moving to the Country” was published in Prairie Fire magazine at the beginning of this year, and I promised in my blog post announcing the publication that I would write about the other stories in the issue … Continue reading

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New story available in Mystic Signals

My story “The Shoemaker’s Daughter” is now out in Mystic Signals. You can download a PDF version for free right here. If you like paper, a hard copy of the magazine is also available for $12. Once you get to … Continue reading

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New story available online

My story “Sons of God, Daughters of Men” is now online at e-zine Strange, Weird, and Wonderful. It’s kind of creepy, and some people might find it disturbing. Reader discretion, etc etc. People who’ve read my blog in the past … Continue reading

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Featured on Clarion “Writer’s Craft” blog

I’m featured in the latest installment of Lynda Williams’s “Writer’s Craft” series at the Clarion Foundation blog. If you’re interested in the process of writing, feel free to stop by! Today’s article addresses the question of whether it’s better to … Continue reading

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New story out in Prairie Fire

My story “Woman Moving to the Country” is in the current issue of Prairie Fire, a Canadian literary magazine. Although I do write mostly fantasy and science fiction, I decided to venture into the mysterious realm of literary fiction for … Continue reading

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The Joy of … Research

While thumbing through the Lonely Planet guide to Italy on my new Kindle, Donald found a reference to this book. From the Publishers Weekly review: ‘Colorful frescoes, metal objects or ceramics are shown in 114 illustrations (95 in color), divided … Continue reading

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