Writing Life: Putting It into Words
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Ursula LeGuin has said that the writer’s job is to “put into words what cannot be put into words.”  Writers of fiction—mainstream, horror, magic realism and fantasy as well as science fiction—have cheerfully (or not so cheerfully) accepted this job … Continue reading

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BVC Members Participate in “The Write Stuff” Storybundle

Book View Cafe members Leah Cutter, Vonda N. McIntyre, and Judith Tarr are part of the “Write Stuff” Storybundle, which runs from May 13th through June 4th. Here’s what it’s all about, from bundle curator Kristine Kathryn Rusch: Writers need … Continue reading

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Fallow Time

Our culture tends toward the frenetic. Gotta go-go-go, gotta do-do-do. Everything has to be about something, for something, in aid of something. Even sitting and meditating is a thing you do, not an opportunity to just be. Writers can tie … Continue reading

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A Duel of Words: Dialogue and Action, Part 1
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My annual stint in an online writers’ conference (the Catholic Writer’s Conference, of which I’ve been a non-Catholoic guest for the past several years) has me doing a chat workshop on writing dialogue and action. And, as often happens, this … Continue reading

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