About Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff

Writer of speculative fiction as the result of a horrible childhood incident involving Klaatu and a robot named Gort, Maya is the New York Times Bestselling author of STAR WARS LEGENDS: THE LAST JEDI, and THE ANTIQUITIES HUNTER. Her fantasy trilogy, The Mer Cycle, is available in print or eBook from the BVC Bookstore.

The Things People Say: Sentence-like Sequences of Words
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Today, communication fans, I’d like to dismantle four sentence-like sequences of words that have something in common: muddled meanings caused by a poor (or possibly clever) choice of words. Who said them and with what intent is irrelevant to the … Continue reading

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This is … Something I Saw One Day …
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While out for lunch with my youngest daughter, we beheld a gathering of blue and gold Macaws apparently chatting while their custodian is having a meal at Boulanger. They are not tethered in any way, nor was their guardian anywhere in … Continue reading

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Don’t Crush That Writer (Hand Me the Duct Tape) – Three
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Last time I talked about some of the responsibilities the members of a critique group or writers’ workshop had to the writer whose work they were critiquing. This time, I’d like to address the responsibilities of the writer, which go … Continue reading

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Don’t Crush That Writer! (Hand Me the Duct Tape) – One
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At a recent science fiction convention, I was on a panel about critique groups. We started by sharing horror stories. I had the singular honor of having the most horrific in the room. I once mentored a group of writers … Continue reading

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On Becoming a Professional Amateur: Characters, Their Care and Feeding
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In every work of fiction, characters assume different levels of importance. There are vital, primary characters (the protagonist, the antagonist), secondary characters (companions, love interests, foils), and (to use film terminology) bit players, walk-ons, and extras. One way we signal … Continue reading

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