Story Excerpt Sunday: From Wild Card Run by Sara Stamey

Wild Card Run by Sara Stamey My uneasiness had blossomed into a case of screaming nerves, understandable considering the data I’d just seen. I rose and paced the control room, lights flashing across me from the rod, tremor roaring through … Continue reading

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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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