Tag Archives: real life

Writing the ‘Realistic Female Character’

This post probably merits a Harsh Sarcasm Ahead warning label all on its own. Also, there will be a lot of asides and tangents. (Sometimes my brain works that way. Unless you’re new here, you already know that.) It still … Continue reading

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“Realistic” Characters of Whatever Age: Maybe We’re Writing Them… Inaccurately.

A post from Luther M. Siler about tattoos, technology, and how the generations view each other made me think of this… It’s something I saw on television: A man is arguing with his son about music. He doesn’t understand or … Continue reading

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Cancelling the Apocalypse

I’ll admit it: I typed nearly all of this post last year, back in August. Here we are on this lovely¬†first day of¬†March, 2017, and it’s a lovely day because it’s March, 2017, and the world is still here. Being … 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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Speaking written English/writing spoken English

Many years ago (the early 1990s), I read a synopsis of a paper written about the communication habits of people attending a science fiction convention (back when such conventions were at least as much about written SF/F as about movies/TV). … Continue reading

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It was just the one Siamese cat, actually.

The clone has SCA sword fighting practice on Saturdays. Well, it’s actually more than just sword fighting, especially since he makes new weapons when he gets bored. (On Friday, he made a falchion, which he’d been wanting for years.) As … Continue reading

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“I swear, I’ve never murdered an ax — it was an accident.”

The clone is making himself a new ax… right now. He saw a photo online yesterday of a particularly real-looking SCA (Society for Creative Anachronism) pole ax, and now he isn’t satisfied with the ax he already has (to be … Continue reading

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