>Life, Nanowrimo and Just Doing It

>After all the gremlins and goblins, princesses and pirates go home tonight and the Halloween decorations and candies are put away, NaNoWriMo begins. For those of you who aren't familiar with NaNoWriMo , you agree to try to write a 50,000 word novel in 30 days. That sounds like a lot and the first time... Continue Reading →

>Guest Blog — Amy Sterling Casil

>Welcome to our guest blogger, Amy Sterling Casil. Amy's short fiction has appeared in a number of magazines and venues ranging from The Magazine of Science Fiction and Fantasy to Zoetrope. You can find her longer fiction works, as well as her non-fiction books, here. For more information about Amy, you can visit her blog... Continue Reading →

>Roll Call

>I'm about to run out the door on my way to the local hardware store -- don't ask. It's the weekend. It's nice. It must mean repair-time for something, right?Any way, it's been more than a week since Sarah issued her challenge to us all so time to report in on how we're doing. We'll... Continue Reading →

>Don’t Get Mad – Get Therapy

> WARNING: READING THE FOLLOWING ARTICLE MAY IMPROVE MENTAL HEALTHJust thinking lately about the things that drive my own writing, I have been wondering how much of my drive actually qualifies as some sort of dysfunction. OK, so you are nodding your heads wondering why it's taken me so long to figure this out for... Continue Reading →

>The Spaces Between

>So, in the very first week of throwing the gauntlet and promising to do a lot of writing, I didn’t do any.I have tons of excuses – there was Mile Hi con which inexplicably tired me more than it should. Then again, it sounded like a consumptive ward, so perhaps there’s some bug going around.... Continue Reading →

>Steam Punk, and my thoughts on marketing

>I thought I'd celebrate Sarah's drive to make me work harder with a first snippet of the Steam Punk thing I've been intermittantly working at - which is aimed at 11-14 year olds. Any submarine experts willing to offer me advice... I'd be very grateful.The Coal-fired Submarine Book One of the Drowning EmpireDave FreerChapter 1... Continue Reading →

>Random Thoughts

>First, let me start by apologizing for being late this morning. I didn't get the post written last night and, gasp, slept in some this morning.Reading through the comments to yesterday's open thread post started me thinking. Yes, I know, this is a dangerous thing. But I'm not to blame. Really, I'm not. You guys... Continue Reading →

>Open Thread

>Today, we're throwing the blog open. This is your chance to tell us what's on your mind, to ask any questions or to continue discussions begun in other entries this week. So, what's on your mind? While you're here, check out this post by Kristine Kathryn Rusch. Any thoughts?The floor is now yours!

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