Writing Retreat, Part 3: Writing as an Act of Faith

As I said in my last two posts, I recently went on a writing retreat to work on my current science fiction novel, The Reefs of Time. There was an interesting faith component to this retreat. While the act of … Continue reading

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Writing Retreat, Part 2: Two Views of My Novel

Last Friday I wrote about my recent writing retreat on Cape Cod. I have a few more thoughts that I’d like to share. Today’s is mostly visual. Every day I was there, I took a beach walk. I found this … Continue reading

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Author Interview: Nancy Jane Moore

Writer Nancy Jane Moore pursued both the law and martial arts with equal vigor, applying their lessons to many areas of her life. She found that questions of justice, fairness, and equality were extremely important to her. This led to her championing low income housing, food co-ops, and working as a legal editor. As she puts it, she didn’t become rich from the law. However, she is a fourth degree black belt in Aikido, both teaching the art and expanding her own knowledge of it. Here at Book View Cafe we suspect she is secretly a superhero.

Her approach to fiction is equally mind-bending.

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Dang, It’s Great to Be Here!

Today marks my book launch at Book View Café, and I’m excited! It’s great to join this cool and many-talented bunch of writers. In celebration, I’m making this the premier release of my first-ever short story collection, Reality and Other … Continue reading

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Where’s the Science Fiction?

I just finished reading Jo Walton’s marvelous book, Among Others, and was delighted at the many references to science fiction in 1979/1980, when the story takes place. At that time, I was an avid reader of sf like the protagonist, … Continue reading

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Worldbuilding With Horses: Ponies in Space!

Ha! Thought this would be all about fantasy and historicals (pre- included) and preindustrial societies, didn’t you? In the process of interacting with the public for my Kickstarter project, I’ve been riffing on (and offering to write a story about) … Continue reading

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Star Wars, Dave Trowbridge, and the Zing! of inspiration

by Sherwood Smith I want to talk about Book View Café’s newest member. It’s the summer of 1977. The buzz along our apartment building in Hollywood is that Star Wars is better than it sounds. I’m thinking, gheck. Except for … Continue reading

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The Lesbian Chocolate Sex Scene, or Life With Exordium

Among the joys of living with a fellow writer (in this case, my husband, Dave Trowbridge) are the unexpected things that come up during dinner conversation. “How was your day, dear?” “Splendid! The lesbian chocolate sex scene works better than … Continue reading

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