So you’re going along, thinking you are starting to get the hang of the gluten thing, and then – pow! You have a very bad reaction to something. Your intestines have a big argument with you, you break out in a rash, your hair starts to fall out, your scalp starts itching…and you wonder if something weird is going on.
Maybe not. Maybe you just are getting gluten in your system in a few less obvious ways.
I know we were discussing the etiquette of rewrite requests, but something came up just now, and it needs timely addressing. Former literary agent Nathan Bransford keeps up a blog about writing, and every so often he runs contests. The … Continue reading
Have books come to this? Are we now writing screenplays and TV scripts instead of novels? Could talking heads be the latest trend?
The illo is a Hogarth print depicting the print culture of the eighteenth century, which is many ways reminds me of the blogoverse; people saw these prints put up in windows, commenting on the day’s news. The prints went up … Continue reading
Birds do it, bees do it. The poet goes on to assure us that educated fleas, camels, bears and in Boston, even beans do it. And increasingly, editors of many aspects of the romance genre are demanding more of It, … Continue reading
When I was 19 a student journalist asked me to contribute to an article she was writing on people’s most embarrassing moments. I wasn’t sure why she’d asked me but had a feeling that some people had the impression that … Continue reading
Welcome to week four, and some advice on signings, booksellers, and ego-bruising. My first signing was a group event, at some convention or another. I had, I think, two stories out at the time, in anthologies. The signing was arranged … Continue reading
**Redesigning the kitchen?** You ask. **Huh? What do you mean?** Well, if you’re very careful about crumbs, and you scald and occasionally oil your cutting boards, etc. this does not have to be a big deal. If you are only doing the first two levels of the one month gluten-free experiment, just setting some things aside is both sufficient and good fiscal and gluten-free practice.
If you’re doing the third or fourth level of our Month Without Gluten you have several things to remove from your kitchen tools – and others to think about.
Years ago my friend Robert Wexler gave me a copy of Patrick O’Brian’s Master and Commander. My friend Anne Sheldon also raved about the Aubrey/Maturin series, and my fading memory tells me that Nicola Griffith recommended it to our Clarion … Continue reading
This blog is not intended as a researched study. More my own observations and prejudices about the various aspects of Science Fiction and Fantasy. Next week, February 1, 2011 my 4th urban fantasy Forest Moon Rising, A Tess Noncoiré Adventure … Continue reading