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As a writer of science fiction, I found creationist Ken Ham’s commentary on alien life and the space program absurd and thought provoking. For those of you who missed it, in response to NASA’s expectation of finding alien life in … Continue reading
This is all writer Laura Anne Gilman’s fault. After being tagged herself by Mindy Klasky in an ongoing blog hop, she generously spread the love. She tagged me to answer the following questions:
1) What am I working on?
2) How does my work differ from others of its genre?
3) Why do I write what I do?
4) How does your writing process work? Continue reading
I imagine everyone has heard of the dueling court judgements regarding the nations’s new healthcare law—the Affordable Care Act (ACA)—lovingly referred to as Obamacare. (No, I am not being at all facetious, in my household “Obamacare” is an affectionate pet … Continue reading
“How do you come up with the characters in your novels? Are they based on real people? Do you make lists of their work, family, education, hobbies? Is it better to describe them in detail, or let readers flesh them … Continue reading
I am one of those neurotic folks who thinks that everyone else was issued a full set of instructions at birth. For everything–friendship, clothes, housekeeping, parenting, business. Mostly I’ve learned to background that assumption, or even forget it for … Continue reading
Last time I talked about some of the responsibilities the members of a critique group or writers’ workshop had to the writer whose work they were critiquing. This time, I’d like to address the responsibilities of the writer, which go … Continue reading
I’ve always wanted to write about a mad librarian. Well, that’s probably a lie, but it’s hard to tell since I lie for a living. I’ve always admired librarians and wished I could spend my days surrounded by books—except librarians … Continue reading
I hate change. In what’s obviously a change year, that’s kind of a problem. A lot of the comfortable and the familiar has for various reasons passed on or stopped being there. The Home riding Horse retired due to age … Continue reading
THE MYTH OF THE VENEER by Ursula K. Le Guin “The secret world of the Mafia is a concave mirror that reflects and magnifies our world. If looked at properly, it can illuminate aspects of society that are normally out … Continue reading