Don’t Crush That Writer (Hand Me the Duct Tape) – Two
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There are two parties involved in critique: the critiquer and the critiquee. Okay, I just made those words up. So, let’s say there is the giver of the critique and the recipient of the critique. This is true whether the parties are … 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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New Writers Ask: Why Does Point of View Matter?
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A frequently asked question, especially at writers’ conferences and conventions is: What is point of view, why does it matter, and how do I choose which one to use? Okay, I guess that’s three questions. I shall attempt to answer them. … Continue reading

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Questions from a hopeful Neo: Why do I have to choose an audience?

Most published authors field questions from new and aspiring writers at some point in their careers. They wonder how to get published, who to schmooze and, if they’re really serious, they ask questions about craft and style and substance. More … Continue reading

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Artist in Residence Quarantine Diaries Episode 15: Of books old and new…

So, I’ve been deep in the throes of plotting and planning and behind-the-scenes stuff, so let me bring you up to speed,here. New novel landed in July, “The Second Star”. I just got the royalties statement for the launch period … Continue reading

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Artist in Residence Quarantine Diaries Episode 14: No Rest for the Busy… and Reflections on Legacy

So I used the time I am spending inside my house – covid, and toxic air, and all like that – in order to try and earn some money. I am doing critique reports for manuscripts through an agency that … Continue reading

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