Category Archives: LIfe

The Forest and The Trees

These days, writers are being called upon to juggle more and more things. We need to be able to do more and more things. Websites, blogs, social media, self promotion, and so much more in addition to actually – you … Continue reading

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Coming Home

“Well, back to reality.”  – The Supreme Being – Time Bandits “I’m not crazy about reality, but it’s still the only place to get a decent meal.” – Groucho Marx I got home on Saturday afternoon from being away from … Continue reading

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Retreat!

I didn’t think I was going to get a blog post up, because here I am, decompressing after ConCarolinas, looking forward to spending nearly an entire week almost completely within my own head. For those of you new to the … Continue reading

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Sunday Schedule

  Here is where (and when) I’m going to be on Sunday. 9:00 AM – Rituals for Creativity. 11:00 AM – What Diversity Is Good For 2:00 PM – Avoiding the “Representing the entire (Insert Marginalized Person Here) Trap 5:00 … Continue reading

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Getting Away from it All

Balticon is in 4 days!!! Will I see you there? Check out the Events page for my schedule. I’d love to meet you. The next couple of weeks are going to be busy for me. I’ve got 3 days of … Continue reading

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Get Out There

Balticon is in eleven days!!! The schedule is more or less final, so here’s where I’m going to be: Sunday May 28, 2017 9:00 AM – Rituals for Creativity. 11:00 AM – What Diversity Is Good For 2:00 PM – … Continue reading

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Keep Going. You’ll Get There

First, a quick bit of news: My schedule for Balticon is up on the Events page. I’m told this is a pretty fluid thing up until May 12th, when it becomes much more carved in stone. I’m trying to squeeze a … Continue reading

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Give Yourself Permission to Heal

I hate being laid up. In large part, it’s because it means that something has happened to lay me up, and that’s never a good time, but it also means that I’m usually sidelined in some way until I can … Continue reading

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You Don’t and You Do

You don’t: Need anyone to give you permission to write. Need listen when someone says, “Genre X” is dead. Need to do things “Just so” to be able to call yourself a writer. Need to Outline.* Need to discovery write. … Continue reading

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There is no Wrong Way to Write

Sometimes, when I’m writing, I feel like all I’m doing is just banging my head against my desk, trying to jar something loose. I don’t feel like I’m doing anything at all. That, of course, makes me feel like I’m … Continue reading

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