Anatomy Of An Idea: For As Many Dawns

We interrupt your (generally) regularly scheduled blog post to bring up a new publication of mine and talk a little bit about the inspiration.  You can read it here:For As Many Dawns(I do recommend you read the story before this post, if you do in…

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Song Styles

With the holiday season nearly upon us, already upon us, or in full swing (depending on who you ask), I’d like to pose the question to you:  what are your favorite tunes?  It doesn’t have to be Christmas – I’ve learned the Hanukkah tune Seviv…

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#Writerslife: Interview with a character

Writers are advised to write character studies or “interview” their characters. How do you interview an imaginary character? Here to help you is my process. Beth: Hello, new guy. Welcome to my head. Have a seat and get comfortable. NG: [looks around] Gee. It looks crowded in here. Beth: Yeah. I write a lot. Some… Continue reading #Writerslife: Interview with a character

Wednesday Wanderings

When I first started writing, I thought of myself as solely a novelist.  Writing short stories had no appeal – or so I thought.  Even back then, I participated in fandom, and wrote short tales about my characters, though somehow – perhaps bec…

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Wednesday Wanderings

It’s time to face facts and ‘fess up:  I’m not going to meet the goals I set back here.  While disappointed, I don’t feel I’ve let myself down or relaxed on my commitment to write.  I’ve made some good progress, but life interfered in a …

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Song Styles

I’ve mentioned before that there are some thematic worldbuilding similarities between Scylla and Charybdis and Surgeburnt:  both are settings that have “recovered” from the apocalypse; both address a backlash against current society’s constan…

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