Your Authentic Voice

One of the things I used to strain about a lot was "authentic voice." No, I'm not talking about the mentally challenged idea you can only write the cultural background you come from, which is akin to the idea you can only wear Halloween costumes that match your external appearance.  (I have a guest post... Continue Reading →

All Hallows

Hey, all! Sarah’s got things, and swears (upon souls mortal and immortal) she’ll have a post up as soon as inhumanly possible. In the meantime, it’s fandom’s favorite holy day (after Heinlein’s Birthday, pbuh)! On the other hand, maybe it feels more like a busman’s holiday, as a professional costumer friend of mine put it,... Continue Reading →

But I Pay all my Bills on Time!

Yes, but what happens when your publisher doesn't? Medallion Press has filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy. That means it is going away, never to be seen again. What about the publishing rights of the authors currently under contract? Read the Passive Guy's comments and discussion. Short version - they are gone to whoever buys Medallion's... Continue Reading →

Life returning to normal

Or as normal as any writer's life ever gets. As you know, the last few months have been odd, to say the least, for the Green household. Mom's shoulder injury and subsequent shoulder replacement has turned many things upside down. It drove home the point of just how lucky we have been she's as healthy... Continue Reading →

Die with t

Image Pixabay Argh. This diet is killing me. I made one of those classic mistakes. I complained to my Doctor. So he made things worse. I said I was tired and falling asleep onto my keyboard. Now, in part I was wondering if the black dog might be physiological… Did he say: “Write a more... Continue Reading →

Something Spooky This Way Comes…

Ah, ghost-story and spook season! And the time for telling creepy and terrifying stories to make everyone nervous and edgy. There are a number of them going around, tales that will make writers twitch, glance over shoulders, and mumble about looking for silver bullets and crucifixes. What is the fate of Barnes and Noble after... Continue Reading →

Laptops have been around much longer than you think…

...although they weren't necessarily electronic.  The Atlantic reports: Although writing’s mobility might seem a product of modern digital gadgetry, there’s nothing new about writing on the move. Digital tools are but the latest take on a long tradition of writing in transit. Preceding smartphones by centuries, writing boxes were among the first mobile-writing inventions. Small... Continue Reading →

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