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Cardio Considered as 36 Cubic Feet of Snow to Shovel

Frustrated call from spouse yesterday afternoon: “The township plowed over the driveway. It’s two feet high. I can’t get into the driveway.” She sent me a picture, and the drift of hard, chunky snow started four feet out into the … Continue reading

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One Step Forward

Finally got the first few words down on the short story I planned to work on at the end of last year. Went back and forth on setting (science fiction versus fantasy), which influenced how much information I would present … Continue reading

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Writing and Moving Forward

It’s a while since I posted here. More than month’s passed since World Fantasy in Columbus. Thankfully, I didn’t experience any con crud, and I’ll credit the good meals I ate with friends in various restaurants around the convention center, … Continue reading

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Writing About Free Time

Work conspires this week to keep me at home rather than letting me travel to relatives for Thanksgiving, so I’m on my own from Wednesday evening until Saturday evening or Sunday afternoon. I mention this “free” time, because it highlights … Continue reading

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Writing About Flash Fiction

I don’t know whether this post will run longer than the flash fiction piece I just submitted to New Scientist for its Forgotten Futures contest. It’s likely, since I tend toward wordiness, but I’m OK if it happens as I … Continue reading

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Writing About Conventions

I’m finally coming down from the rush that was the World Fantasy Convention in Columbus, Ohio, last week. Enough to provide a coherent report of my impressions and what I gained from the time and money spent hanging out with … Continue reading

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Writing About Stories (Zeppelins)

Another highlight from yesterday’s yard work (beyond the muse trashing the current book outline) was the work she put into examining flash fiction ideas for the New Scientist contest and her determination to have me write a story about an … Continue reading

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