Monthly Archives: May 2012

Rewriting Treadmills: Traditional Publishing versus E-Publishing

Everybody knows at least one writer who edits the same story for years.  The material is never good enough, the author is afraid to send it to editors, the author desperately wants to become the next JK Rowling or Stephen … Continue reading

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WisCon: And Then My Head Exploded

By Nancy Jane Moore Writers go to science fiction conventions for business reasons: to promote their work, meet with agents and publishers, talk to editors, network with other writers, and spend time with their fans. There’s a certain amount of … Continue reading

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Updating the Ebook Cover of Dreamsnake

(Crossposted at Hahví.net) Dreamsnake is the classic novel by Vonda N. McIntyre that won the Nebula, Hugo, Locus, and Pacific Northwest Booksellers’ Award, and is presently available in ebook form at Book View Café. Recently Vonda asked if someone wanted … Continue reading

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Book View Cafe Announces Shaman, by Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff

Shaman, by Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff

Book View Café is pleased to present Shaman, an original collection of Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff’s Rhys Llewellyn stories. About Shaman: “The stories in this collection were first published in Analog Science Fiction/Science Fact between 1990 and 2011. They feature the … Continue reading

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Wiscon: In Which I Acquire a New Skill

  My friend Ellen thinks I can sew.  She’s not altogether wrong; I’m a self-taught seamstress, and as with many other crafts, my greatest talent is that I’m not afraid to try (see Chaz and Karen’s wedding cake). Ellen and … Continue reading

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Catching Up

Over here at Clough’s Little Acre we have been wrestling with huge home improvement projects.  My poor knitted squid has been relegated to a knitting bag, until the builders are finished.  Also I have been to the Nebula Awards and … Continue reading

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You Can’t Placebo a Horse

  When I first got into horses I was very pragmatic. Catch the horse, groom the horse, ride the horse. Feed him, water him, worm him, shoe him–horses were always shod; it was the way things were done. The vet … Continue reading

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The Time Machine question

        If you had a time travel machine, which period (time and country) in history would you visit first? Carrying on from last week’s post about time, this is the sort of question I daydream about on … Continue reading

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A Swarm in May…

An old proverb says: A swarm in May is worth a load of hay, A swarm in June is worth a silver spoon, But a swarm in July isn’t worth a fly. Of course that’s from the perspective of the … Continue reading

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Writing in the Digital Age: We Can All Be Neil Gaiman and “Make Good Art”

All a Writer’s Choices Lead to “Make Good Art” My topic for today was going to be about how authors can make choices that were rarely possible before software opened the production and distribution methods to the interested layman. I … Continue reading

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