Daily Archives: March 28, 2011

Reading Habits

I find myself skimming more and more as I progress into the story, looking for the elements that interest me. I’m skipping the sex scenes and only catching the dialogue in the action scenes. I really don’t care who boinks whom and how, any more than I care who gets shot with what caliber gun. Continue reading

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Writing Workshop

PDX Gear Con is a brand spankin’ new Steampunk convention that will debut in Portland, OR, on July 22-24, 2011, at the Crown Plaza Hotel.  http://pdxgearcon.com/ I have just agreed to preside over a writing workshop there.  You can email … Continue reading

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Unfacts Concerning the Google (Un)Settlement

In discussions concerning the Google Book Settlement — and now Judge Chin’s ruling against it — I keep running into the same misunderstandings over and over. Some of these are simply mistaken ideas of what copyright is and does. Most … Continue reading

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