My post is up at MGC this morning: I wanted to write this post for a couple of reasons. One, to counter the claim I saw recently that crowdfunding is necessary to create a debut novel, because you need money to write. Note that the claim here is not: I need money for editing, formatting,… Read More Morning Miscellany
It happened in class. I was quietly sitting in the big lecture hall, surrounded by some fifty-odd other students (this was Friday, and no homework due in class, and a beautiful day… about half the class didn’t bother to show up). I was writing, because the character I’m weaving a story around likes this class.… Read More Biological Exploration
Ok, I’m back. No, it’s not actually news blather, but you will have noticed I share at least three other blogs on fb besides my own, and this is why: fb doesn’t like people. Well, ok, let me rephrase that. They like money more than helping people. As soon as I see another way to… Read More The Daily Blather
Someone put together a list of the 35 Writers who Run the Internet that had a bunch of us scratching our heads in puzzlement. We’d collectively heard of two or three of them, and most of us are very well read online, keeping up with the changes in the industry. So I challenged several disparate… Read More 18 Influential Voices in Literature on the Internet
I’m tired. It’s been a long week and it will be a long weekend. But here, have a post! I go on at length over at Mad Genius Club about tenchical terms, and I want you to contribute, as well.
We are all biased. I’m not only talking about right-leaning, or left-leaning, but many other flavors of assumptions as well. This was brought home to me a couple of times over the last week, and I decided I’d explore the concept here, although it might not seem immediately related to writing. Our unconscious biases affect… Read More Bias Tape
I’ve written at length today over at Mad Genius Club about art, and beauty, and why we are in the sad state of art today. See More… And here’s a brilliant quote by Kristine Kathryn Rusch that was perfect to go along with it. “The first rule of being an artist is to be an artist.… Read More Art and beauty are what?
This reader has a few pet peeves. Most of the time I just avoid them, but once in a while I put them on a leash and take them for a stroll, because I am also a writer, and knowing where the peeve has gone lets me avoid annoying my readers. Just be careful… Read More Taking My Peeves for a Walk
Good morning… it’s my day to post over at Mad Genius Club, and you will find my thoughts on old fashioned or misused idioms at Not For Mixed Company . I’m working this afternoon, iwth a weather eye on the storm that is supposed to come in. I’m actually half-hoping we do get snowed in, I… Read More Mixed Company
I volunteered to fill in for Kate Paulk over at Mad Genius Club this morning, so if you are interested in som ideas on promotion and the internet, you might click here. Otherwise, this is an odd day, as I have the last Comp & Lit class, the last Microbiology lecture, and a trip to… Read More Public faces and other stuff
It’s not the same for any of us, this process of creation, but I’ve found that sometimes I’ll read about what someone else is doing and it clicks for me. Over at Mad Genius Club this morning I elaborate on what I was thinking and doing as I wrote Pixie Noir, hoping that perhaps I… Read More Writing Process
My post over at Mad Genius Club this morning is about reading levels, books, and how complex literature can be without using big words and lengthy sentences.