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Solution Saturday: I Want to Write, but Life Keeps Getting In the Way

You want to write. You need to write. Yet every time you find yourself starting to get into a good rhythm, a steady, routine, life, as it is well known to do, just “happens.” 600 more words

Meg Dowell

HAPPY 4th of JULY!

Fireworks are awesome. I’m just going to throw that out there. We take something dangerous and make it beautiful. A lot of writing and art is pretty safe. 121 more words

Who cares about authorial intent?

Last week, the ‘Front Page of the Internet’ went insane. Again.

This is the perfect time to talk about ownership, authorial intent, and why you have no control over what your audience thinks. 551 more words


Focus and persistence, the two keys to success

Successful writing is more about habit and less about amazing talent and inspired creativity. Not to say that talent and creativity are not needed, because they are. 155 more words

Great North Road #ScienceFiction #Storytelling

Here’s a story I’ll never finish. I’ll never read it in a 21 day library lending period, but I realize I’ll never finish it anyway. 501 more words

Science Fiction

The writer or the writing?

I find it something of a puzzle when I read all of the intimate details of some writer’s lives, spilled across the pages of their blogs. 212 more words

You get a magic sword! You get a magic sword! Everyone gets a magic sword!

Charles Yallowitz and I are doing a blog swap today. I asked him to give us a brush up on writing magical items into our stories. 1,017 more words