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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The Rambling Writer’s Italy, part 12: Highlights of Florence

Join Thor and me as we resume our 2008 virtual Italy vacation with previews of Florence, city of the arts. NOTE: Since European travel is still tenuous with the pandemic ongoing, I’m continuing my blog series offering a virtual vacation and time-travel … Continue reading

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The Word is Baseball
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It’s THAT time of year, so I’m combining two of my loves: writing and baseball to reprise this post from several years ago with some additional thoughts. The title phrase of this post is from one of my three most … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer’s Pandemic Pool

Missing our swimming during the pandemic closures, Thor and I install a “swim spa” pool and transform our front yard. Among the many adjustments of this past year of the Covid19 pandemic, a big one for Thor and me was … Continue reading

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Author Interview: Alma Alexander

She was born on the banks of the blue Danube in a country whose name is but a memory. She left that home at ten, and lived in five countries on four continents before setting up shop in cyberspace. When asked about her life, all she will say is that she was born six years before men walked on the moon, and is married to a man who wooed her in cyberspace and lured her to America. But if you want to know about Alma Alexander’s stories, ah, that’s something else entirely.

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Artist in Residence Quarantine Diaries Episode 17: Of Fairy Tales

As some of you might know, I”m running a kickstarter right now for a book of Fractured Fairy Tales, to be published via BVC next year (it’s here if you want to support it). So let me speak of fairy … Continue reading

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