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A Twelve-step Program–er–Process for Manuscript Revision Based on the Suggestions of Others

Step 1:  Stomp around the house, kick things (inanimate things only!)  scream that your commenter is insane or stupid or both.  Go for a beer.  Do NOT email your commenter at this time.  Especially if he or she is an editor who … Continue reading

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Q&A with fantasy author Ben Tate (also known as Josh Palmatier)

I had the good fortune to meet Ben (or was that Josh?) at Albacon a few years ago, and am pleased to renew our acquaintaince!  You may have read his Skewed Throne series–if you haven’t picked up Well of Sorrows, … Continue reading

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Review: Range of Ghosts

Range of Ghosts by Elizabeth Bear My rating: 5 of 5 stars This book was a thrilling adventure from beginning to end! It’s like Lord of the Rings meets the Arabian Nights–a rich fantasy realm inspired by cultures of the … Continue reading

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The Sekrit Truth about me and 5-star Reviews

As an author, it’s hard to know where to stand on reviewing the works of others.  I enjoy reading and never get to do enough of it (more about this later) and I tend to read a heck of a … Continue reading

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Review: The Hunger Games: an exemplar on writing tension

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins My rating: 4 of 5 stars I have some aspirations to write for young adults, so this seemed like a good book to pick up. I’m not going to do a plot summary–you’ve probably … Continue reading

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Books must be Banned!

Given that so many of us are readers, and so many are writers, I trust that title got your attention.  I love books–they’re a major component of my decorating scheme, and of my life.   But they don’t belong in … Continue reading

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Review: Doc: A Novel (which blew me away)

Doc: A Novel by Mary Doria Russell My rating: 5 of 5 stars While I’m not inherently interested in the subject matter (Doc Holliday), I thought very highly of Russell’s book The Sparrow. In fact, it is one of my … Continue reading

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