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Convention Time: ReaderCon Musings

Convention Time: ReaderCon Musings

What makes a good writers’ convention? I’ve thought about this a lot lately. Last weekend I attended my fourth ReaderCon in five years. Thanks to demands of the day job, I couldn’t leave until Friday night. But everything starts Thursday […]

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Immortal Characters: Yes Or No?

A panel description at World Fantasy raised the question of how we write immortal characters. So many end up acting like modern twenty- or thirtysomethings. Should we even bother to attempt these centuries-old characters? Short answer: Yes. Long answer: Hell, […]

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Tradition

Tradition

Yesterday, December 25th, has to mark one of the biggest days for tradition on my continent. Even this general time of year boasts countless holidays around the world. A few weeks ago, I was talking about Christmas with my boss. […]

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Quagmires: Pros and Cons

Quagmires: Pros and Cons

I believe I mentioned in my last post that I’ve been stuck editing one story for the past few months. Because my life is so utterly unbalanced right now, I pretty much edit it on Sunday afternoons; that’s the day […]

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