Wanted: Readers

Only, not necessarily for the reason that popped into your mind. I have an idea, but it's not something I can do. It's something an author, any of us, cannot do. So? I'm looking for a few good readers... There's a crying need for book reviews. Yes, Amazon, but also no. Not Amazon. We need... Continue Reading →

Pet Peeves and Good Advice

As writers, we have to balance a number of balls from the time an idea first forms to the post-publication promotion period. There's the plotting of our story, the research that needs to be done, the actual writing of it. That's followed by editing, promotion, finding the right cover, preparing for publication, publication, ore promotion.... Continue Reading →

Why Do You Read Books?

I had a conversation recently with a colleague about technical writing. One of my chemistry professors had told me that I should pursue technical writing, rather than chemistry as a career. My colleague, who was manager in all but name of a chemistry laboratory for the last year, pointed out that it’s a good thing... Continue Reading →

It’s not zero sums

This is a blast from the past, but it's still applicable even if the central tantrum has been long forgotten. I'm afraid I've been sick, and am thus a girl of very little brain this morning in search of hunny... And perhaps tea to put it in. Hear, O fellow authors, and consider this. Writing... Continue Reading →


There was an amusing bit of fallout after my post last week. You would think that calling for recommendations of books for a pair of young ladies would hardly be controversial, yes? I mean, I don't know about you, but there are few things I like more than a chance to talk about books I... Continue Reading →

New Old

New lumps for old… or ‘they’re really not that into you’ There is some reference to yesterday's post by Cedar - The Dog's Breakfast - but this principally about what most readers actually want. This is important to us writers. It should be important to Award Committees and Con Coms too. The funniest thing about... Continue Reading →

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