Monthly Archives: October 2015

Sugar Skulls!

The sugar skulls party was a blast, as usual. Here are some (only some!) of the wonderful, creative skulls that resulted. (I posted about molding the skulls earlier this week.) photos by Chris Krohn

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The Rambling Writer Visits a British Columbia Ghost Town

Our Ferry & Road Trip, Part 3 It was a dark and stormy night as our B.C. ferry chugged north between steep islands and narrow fjords of the Inland Passage. Driving rain lashed the windows as choppy waves rocked the … Continue reading

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Writing a story, building a world – part 2: WHAT

Read Part 1, WHO, last week. Continuing – Question 2: WHAT You’ve heard about tropes? There are several definitions of the word, but the one that applies here is “a common (or overused) plot or story device”. The publishing/media world … Continue reading

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Write Hacks 10: ISO a Book

by Brenda W. Clough  I got this hack from the great Greg Feeley. I was writing a novel, as usual, and I found myself in need of a book title. A fictional one, but it had to sound right. I … Continue reading

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BVC Announces The Reckoners by Doranna Durgin

The Reckoners by Doranna Durgin

The Reckoners The Reckoners, Book 1 by Doranna Durgin The Reckoners: A powerful ghostbuster raised by a ghost, a brilliantly eccentric backup team, a cat who isn’t a cat at all…and a fiercely driven bounty hunter from a different dimension … Continue reading

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The Joy Project

The Weave

Last January 1, I started what I called the “#joyproject” – a daily post on Facebook, Twitter, and other social media about something I’d noticed that made me happy. Even though I’m not a poet, I fell into writing haiku … Continue reading

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Maya & Jeff Bohnhoff Win Pegasus Award

Congratulations to Book View Cafe staffer, Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff and her husband Jeff on the Pegasus Award for Best Performer they picked up at the Ohio Valley Filk Festival (OVFF) on October 24th. The Pegasus Award is given out by the … Continue reading

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Confessions of a Ghost, the Third Part
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My first gig as a ghostwriter came about in 2005, within a week of my entire software team being laid off. I was furious on behalf of my staff, who had expected to be rewarded for the bang-up job they … Continue reading

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Marriage: Unlocked

Ten days ago, I got married. Normally, this would only matter to people who know me and my intended, but this isn’t a usual case.  See, I married a man, which means I have a husband. Thank you, Supreme Court. … Continue reading

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The 2015 NaNaWriMo Writing Tools Bundle

BVC is delighted to be included in StoryBundle’s 2015 NaNoWriMo Writing Tools Bundle. Not only is our Brewing Fine Fiction anthology part of the bundle, so are two additional guides by BVC members: Writing Horses by Judith Tarr and Writing … Continue reading

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