The Rambling Writer Takes a Ferry & Road Trip through British Columbia, Part 4

The Petroglyphs at Bella Coola From Part 1,  Sept. 19, 2015: A visceral sense of place is very important to me when writing my novels, and after setting them in far-flung locales, I’m bringing this new novel-in-progress home to my … Continue reading

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Writing a story, building a world – part 4: WHEN

Read WHO, WHAT, WHERE in previous installments. Coninuing – Question 4: WHEN It isn’t a coincidence that stories told to all of us in our childhood used to begin with “Once upon a time…” The concept of a moment in … Continue reading

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Why I Don’t Use Strunk and White: An Essay From Brewing Fine Fiction

Are you struggling with your NaNoWriMo project? The Storybundle collection of books on writing for National Novel Writing Month is still available. Book View Cafe anthology Brewing Fine Fiction is part of that deal. In addition, Judith Tarr’s Writing Horses … Continue reading

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Ceci N’est Pas une Phone.
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A day in the company of other people (either virtually or mundanely) does not pass without someone making an observation about people being on their devices—chiefly their smartphones. We get comments in restaurants while awaiting our order, on public transit, … Continue reading

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BVC Announces Wild Card Run by Sara Stamey

WILD CARD RUN Cybers Wild Card 1 by Sara Stamey KurtisP385XL47Ruth: Game Changer. Prodigal daughter. Spy. The Cyber entities control a peaceful but static galaxy–until they detect unsanctioned developments on the low-tech planet Poindros. They force rebellious Ruth Kurtis to … Continue reading

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What Off Earth Made me Write my First Novel?

It’s been fun to revisit my early writing, as Book View Café releases new editions (with new covers!) of my early science fiction novels originally published by Berkley/Ace/Putnam. I wrote my first novel while finishing my undergraduate degree in English … Continue reading

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