Author Archives: Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff

About Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff

Writer of speculative fiction as the result of a horrible childhood incident involving Klaatu and a robot named Gort. Author of The Mer Cycle trilogy.

Writing Life: Cosmic Quarters and Bubble Gum Balls
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This is a slightly edited reprint of an article I wrote way back in 2010, but I hope the information herein is timeless. Okay, so now you’re ready to write. Your butt’s in the chair, your fingers are poised over … Continue reading

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Writers vs Truthers: The Big WHY
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I commented in an earlier post that I have observed similar thought patterns and behaviors in some inexperienced writers and conspiracy theorists (or truthers, as they are often called). In my first article on the subject—“Truthers vs Writers: Time, Freeze … Continue reading

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Confessions of a Ghost Writer Part 2: Ghosts and Zombies
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I’ve never sat down and counted all of my ghostwriting/editing clients. Every once in a while, when I go in to clean up my file folders, I realize that I’ve had more than I thought and that I’ve actually forgotten … Continue reading

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Confessions of a Ghost Writer: Part 1

I have been a full time writer since 2005. During that time, I’ve penned eight original or shared-world novels, had four of them published (with a fifth due out in July) and am working sporadically on a ninth book (well, and … Continue reading

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A Duel of Words: Action and Dialogue Part 2
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Good action, like good dialogue, moves. It’s not easy to write, in part because the writer is dealing with time—specifically, the time it takes for the reader to read the words, make sense of them, and visualize what they’re saying. Given … Continue reading

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A Duel of Words: Dialogue and Action, Part 1
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My annual stint in an online writers’ conference (the Catholic Writer’s Conference, of which I’ve been a non-Catholoic guest for the past several years) has me doing a chat workshop on writing dialogue and action. And, as often happens, this … Continue reading

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Visiting Lucinda’s Pawnshop
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I’m pausing in my writing rants to promote a non-Book View Cafe book that will be released in July of 2015 by Bird Street Books.  The book is Devil’s Daughter which we—the creative team behind said novel—hope will spawn a … Continue reading

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Words and the War of the World View

I’ve spent the last week or so poring over materials on street harassment for a presentation and a series of blogs I want to do. Harassment has become rather a high-profile item because—among other things—several women in the last several years have been killed for rejecting the advances of … Continue reading

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PEN International’s Global Campaign
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This week, I’m passing along an article from the Bahá’í World News Service about the efforts of PEN International to defend persecuted writers the world over. I include a link to the original posting of the story interested readers can … Continue reading

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POV #1—Why Point of View Matters
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One of the most significant factors in a reader’s experience of a story is the point of view from which it is told. That is, whose senses readers are going to be asked to experience the story through, whose head … Continue reading

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