Tag Archives: reading

A Superpower With No Off-Switch

In the past few months, I’ve tried to read a few dozen novels. Most of those novels contained so many errors that I stopped reading. Aside from one I read because the author asked me to, the furthest I made it through … Continue reading

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Sometimes, he reminds his blog followers about SF/F novels he hasn’t mentioned in a while.

Just look at that cover art… Look at it! 🙂 And that’s a low-resolution version. The actual book (print or digital) looks even better. The planet Cedeforthy hides dark secrets, some far older than the human civilization there. After the … Continue reading

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Cool Stuff from the Archives

…Otherwise known as recycled/repurposed blog posts that you may have missed. Read this article titled “Bad Writing: Good for Laughs and Learning.” “Most of the ‘bad writing’ […] can be attributed to spell check errors and/or poor sentence structure, but … Continue reading

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You want to pay them WHAT?

Indie writers aren’t rich. They don’t have money to spend frivolously. When someone online tells them they shouldn’t spend hundreds of dollars (or more!) to have their writing professionally edited, they want that to be true: Who do those people … Continue reading

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Guess… (a.k.a. “Weaver STILL doesn’t believe anyone can tell an author’s gender by writing samples alone.”)

This is a follow-up to an earlier test I did with my own fiction as well as others’ for samples. Because I cannot leave well enough alone, I did another round of playing with that Gender Guesser program… Sample 1: male … Continue reading

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Updates and blatherings:

Don’t you hate it when someone you don’t even know has been watching The Walking Dead way too much, and their dreams about the show leak into your dreams and cause your sleep to be filled with zombies and melodrama night after … Continue reading

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It’s all Geoffrey’s fault…

Occasionally I wonder how a fictional person of my own creation can be so clueless about something that would be glaringly obvious to me. I put deliberate effort into making Geoffrey different from me, though. He’s a normal human, I thought, … Continue reading

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