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The Reluctant Traveler at home — Cats and Writers

About cats And writers. We have cats. I think most of us do, anyway. Every writer I know personally has one or more cats—oh there are a few of us who dare to own dogs AND cats. Or dogs only. … Continue reading

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Writing in the Digital Age: An Island in the Crowds

A Muse Upon Independence, Interdependence, and Blessed Solitude Every writer is an island among crowds — Kelly McClymer, BVC Blog 2013 I’m feeling pretentious this morning, so be fully warned. After a too-long hiatus, I am back to give my perspective … Continue reading

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Writing in the Digital Age: R-E-S-P-E-C-T the Diva

One of the sharpest lessons of the digital revolution has been that authors who had been treated poorly by publishers were eager to take their case (or books, as may be) directly to the readers. Publishing professionals are still having … Continue reading

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Writing in the Digital Age: Open Your Umbrellas, The Giants are Crying

On the heels of the 2012 Digital Book World conference, we’ve had a slew of publishers trying to regain their immeasurable clout by dissing libraries, innovation, and Amazon. The Author’s Guild came out squarely on the side of the traditional … Continue reading

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Introverts

By Linda Nagata (cross-posted from Hahví.net) I stumbled on this Atlantic essay via twitter**: Caring for Your Introvert: The habits and needs of a little-understood group, written by Jonathan Rauch. By the end I was wiping away tears of laughter … Continue reading

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Writing in the Digital Age: A New Twist Every Time You Turn Around

I debated whether to begin this series of Digital Age columns at the beginning of my journey and move forward chronologically, from getting the rights back to my out of print books, learning how to get them into digital format, … Continue reading

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Don’t You Want Somebody to Love? How I Find New Favorite Authors

Once upon a time, I gobbled up every new book of fantasy and science fiction that I could find. I’d trek to my local independent specialty book store or my local branch library and devour each month’s arrivals. Now getting … Continue reading

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The Writing Life: The Trials of the Six Foot Commute

I’ve been a full time writer since 1998.  That was the year when I lost my job as a tech writer about a month before I was due to get married, and about three months before the deadline on my … Continue reading

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Getting Everyone to Participate in Writers’ Groups

You know how groups work. A chunk of people want to do as little as possible. A chunk of people are willing to volunteer now and then. And a few people end up running the show because they step forward. … Continue reading

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