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Villains’ motivations in fiction: reason or “justification”?

I could have called this reblog “Sometimes, he shares a post saying what he’s wanted to say for years but hasn’t been able to express succinctly.” From “Stop Fondling Evil,” by Sarah A. Hoyt: “When I was a very young … Continue reading

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A Long-Awaited Post About Writing Immortal Characters

Since a “scholarly” approach doesn’t work — I’ve tried many times, and the words disappear as soon as I attempt to put them in order — I’m just going to share my thoughts on this topic, slightly haphazardly, as they … Continue reading

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Updates about Real Life and the WIP.

Yes, it was the flu. First time I’ve had it in many years. I’m not entirely recovered yet, but that’s mostly because I also have seasonal allergies (which, depending on whom you ask, is either quite common around here or … Continue reading

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Not enough coffee in the WORLD for this…

My clone-sibling usually comes home from work during his lunch break. Today, while we were talking about his latest WIP, the conversation shifted to discussion of novels that will be written after this one… He told me he thinks most … Continue reading

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A birthday both real and ficitonal, plus mini-rants about science and grammar.

Birthday: Y’know how I always say something about birthdays of my “imaginary friends”? Well, tomorrow (June 1) is Hrothgar Tebrey’s birthday. Also his author’s birthday, although obviously they weren’t born in the same year. Or on the same planet. Science … Continue reading

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Sometimes, he has updates about novels-in-progress.

The reason yesterday’s “Writing Glitch” post was so late is that I didn’t have access to the computer until evening; my clone was using it to work on the next (fourth) Tebrey novel. Just thought you’d want to know that. … Continue reading

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Sometimes, he shares fragments of story.

I am allowed to take breaks periodically, you know… In order to keep my brain fresh for copyediting someone else’s military sci-fi, I need to pause every now and then for a few minutes and read… something that isn’t military sci-fi … Continue reading

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