Many years ago, when I was working for a small publisher in the high-tech trade press, I started a Friday email list to entertain the public relations people with whom I enjoyed working. It was called P.O.E.T.S. Day (Piss On … Continue reading
As Mary Catelli pointed out in the comments last week, not all lawyers are litigators. But courtroom battles can be exciting, which means that a lot of fictional lawyers are portrayed handling trials. There’s nothing wrong this. I never worked … Continue reading
Now, thanks to Louis CK, I thought for the first time about what life might be like in a body that nobody might ever notice—but that wouldn’t let me alone sexually. What if my own body continually threw sexual thoughts up into my head? What if the world is “just this big PUSSY” everywhere, inescapable, intrusive, reductive, mind-battering, demanding, focus-scattering?Continue reading
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National Public Radio honors Marie Brennan‘s A Natural History of Dragons: A Memoir by Lady Trent among its 2013 Great Reads. Congratulations, Marie! … Continue reading
Larry Brooks interviewed best-selling author Philip Margolin on his latest book and a bunch of related writerly topic. This comment from Margolin struck home for me. Don’t try to figure out what you must write to get published or make … Continue reading
About Uses of Music in Uttermost Parts by Ursula K. Le Guin In the summer of 1985 my friend Elinor Armer and I were sitting around on ancient iron chaise-longues in the Napa Valley discussing how a composer and a … Continue reading
As y’all may or may not know, I’ve been traveling in New Zealand for the last three weeks. One of the things I love about traveling is discovering how I’ve changed once I return–what fits, what doesn’t, what’s really important … Continue reading
I follow a lot of science feeds. Among these are Phys.org, Nobel Intent and Science Daily. Io9 is a surprisingly good first step for good and exciting science. In addition, I have a Google alert service for various topics and a couple of individual blogs. … Continue reading
The latest issue of the Fiction River anthology series, Hex in the City, includes the short story “Fox and Hound” by BVC’s Leah Cutter. For the next week, Cutter’s story is the featured podcast on the WMG Publishing web site. … Continue reading