Monthly Archives: September 2010

Writing About Death Marches

Thirty days remain until World Fantasy and the month started off with a literal death march. We’ve two cars in our household, and Melissa’s went into the shop yesterday because of a steering fluid leak. First shop called us after … Continue reading

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Writing About Process

My wife and I watched Parenthood on NBC last year, sharing those moments married couples experience where they recognize bits from their own lives. The first episode from the second season offered a scene that explains how my imagination works, … Continue reading

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Writing About Inspiration

I’m reading more than one book at the moment, which is pretty typical for me of late. Primarily because I’m not a fast reader, and my taste in fiction favors longer works more often than not, but also because my … Continue reading

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Writing About Awards

This year’s Hugo Awards were presented during the night in Australia. Several friends and acquaintances were fortunate enough to win. Notably, Paolo Bacigalupi tied for best novel with The Windup Girl, which had won the Nebula and John W. Campbell … Continue reading

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Writing About Style

Normally, I’m reading several different books at the same time, and the genres can range from mystery to horror to straight literary fiction. Sometimes it’s like juggling bowling balls and chain saws, since the writing styles are so different. The … Continue reading

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