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Of sci-fi and coffee mugs

I have a giant coffee mug (holds about half a gallon — no exaggeration), but it’s plain white, which is sometimes rather boring (and also the color of vanilla ice cream and Moby Dick: a color which I don’t think … Continue reading

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Writing updates: the end of March

News for those of you who’ve been waiting for Stars’ End: First, it almost certainly won’t be titled Stars’ End. Second, it will be the next-to-last book in this series, which means you’ll get a fifth book, too, eventually. Third, … 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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Writing updates

As of this morning, my clone-sibling Paul has written more than thirty thousand words of the next (and last, I should point out for everyone who won’t even start reading a series until the final book is published) book of … Continue reading

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“Sunlight, cold and remote…”

On January 19, “that novel” (counting from when I wrote down the first scenes of the original version) turned twenty-four years old. See why I call it “that novel I may finish one of these decades”? *sigh* (It could’ve been finished years … Continue reading

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Sharp things: words, metaphors, and stone.

Not long ago, a guy named Corey (no, the other Corey *shakes head*) suggested that I trade in my Red Pen of Doom (DOOM, I tell you!) for an editing scalpel. This, for dark and twisted reasons, appeals to me. … Continue reading

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Sometimes, he realizes it’s better to quit and try again later.

Tried to write a blog post in response to an article about ‘the only way to write a realistic female character.’ Got angry, went on a tangent, lost focus… Tried to write a blog post in response to someone’s comment … Continue reading

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