My Muse is Heading For Palm Springs For The Winter

We all have those days when you stare at the computer screen for hours and anything you try to type looks like Old High Marsian. My muse is on walkabout. Mental exhaustion I tell myself when this happens. Too many … Continue reading

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The “Tiny Dark Closet” Phase of Writing a Novel

Last summer, I got stuck in the novel I was writing. It had all been going so well, for quite a while there. That is, after the first few months of the pandemic, which distracted me so badly I couldn’t … Continue reading

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Artist in Residence 32: Literary Snacking (or, Food for Thought)

  I just saw someone do this for a collection of stories and so I wanted to play. If you have ideas, or different ideas, I would LOVE to hear about them in comments. What snack or drink should you … 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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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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