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Writing Conventions: Adventures with Baby

Conventions become an altogether different experience with a baby, I am here to tell you. Last month, I did ReaderCon with a nine-month-old. Things I did right: Brought a good stroller. This was totally by accident, but I ended up […]

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World Fantasy Recap

After a whirlwind weekend, I am home. A day ahead of schedule, too. This is extra great, because I can’t afford to lose another day of writing. I’ve had too many non-writing days this month, as it is, and I […]

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The Problem With Prologues

The Problem With Prologues

The problem with prologues is that some people don’t read them. I know; it shocked me too when I first learned that. After all, isn’t the point of reading a book to, well, read? So you can’t put in any […]

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Fantasy Is So Much More

Fantasy Is So Much More

I read an article lately on fantasy writing. It espoused J. R. R. Tolkien and Robert Jordan as two of the best writers in fantasy, fantasy as a vehicle for symbols, and discussed the celebrity of stories with Anglo-Celtic/Christian symbolism. It […]

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The Extroverted Writer

The Extroverted Writer

As a follow-up to Kate’s post here on introverted writers, I want to talk about the extroverts among us. Not that there’s much more to say; she covers it fantastically. Because the physical act of writing is usually such a solitary […]

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