Monday Meanderings

I’ve been mulling over alternate history of late:  how does one historical turning point change the shape of the world?  Much fiction has been composed and spilled on the subject.  It’s also a difficult thing to get right:  any one …

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Song Styles

For your amusement, sympathy, and perhaps to snare an unsuspecting soul into the same trap that has tortured me for the last few days … for some reason, this song has been an earworm in the back of my brain:The Red Shoes – Kate BushThe song reference…

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Song Styles

For your amusement, sympathy, and perhaps to snare an unsuspecting soul into the same trap that has tortured me for the last few days … for some reason, this song has been an earworm in the back of my brain:The Red Shoes – Kate BushThe song reference…

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What makes a story… a story?

I’ve spent a great deal of time wondering about the difference between “a story” and, “a sequence of events that happen to a character.” Those might appear to be synonyms, but they are not. A story — a good one, anyway — is more than just a slice of someone’s life. It does more for […]

Monday Meanderings

Years ago, I read Heinlein’s The Puppet Masters for a course.  I was underwhelmed; it was a fairly good story, but nothing special.  Admittedly, for me as a reader, it was more difficult to become engaged because the female lead was prob…

Song Styles

Who Wants To Be A Hero? is still seeking an agent, which means that some typing is curtailed due to my perpetual crossing of fingers.  I’ve spoken before about some of the character themesongs, and today I’d like to highlight Senashi, the god…

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Monday Meanderings

I recently did a “Boot Camp” with the goal of writing a flash fiction or poetry piece, per day, for two weeks.  I mostly concentrated on flash because that was what I “needed” for submission purposes, but I did finish four poems.  (I partly s…

Song Styles

I’ll be posting more from my Scylla and Charybdis playlist once I have a release date for the novel, but in the meantime, here’s a “general purpose” song on it that I really like simply because it’s imaginative and joyous:In The Arms Of The Milky …

Novel Goals

I figured it was about time I put some long-term goals into place, writing wise.  I’ve always found deadlines liberating, and the purpose of posting them here?Anyone reading this blog post is a witness.  Feel free to hold me to it.November 23…