Monthly Archives: January 2011

Challenge Update and Look Back: Month One

January is done. I hope everyone did well on their own personal challenges. For my two challenges, stories and weight, I’m happy with both starts. 8 pounds down on weight. Perfect pace. Stories, I finished and got up seven stories, … Continue reading

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The Writing of Challenge Story #7: The Waiting of the Wind

With this story I sort of set off to write a Buckey the Space Pirate story because, to be honest, I didn’t have enough of them to put together in an anthology. However, that was it. As usual I had … Continue reading

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The Midlist Writer and the New World

Folks, if you haven’t read Kris’s (Kristine Kathryn Rusch) new chapter on how this new world could kill some writer’s careers, you need to. She was more blunt than I have been. Stunning as that may be. (grin) Folks, upshot … Continue reading

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The Writing of Challenge Story #6: Fighting the Fuzzy-Wuzzy

I never intended to write another Poker Boy story. Honest. I sat down at 4:15 in the morning on Saturday, January 22nd (late Friday night) to find a title and start a new challenge story. This time I picked up … Continue reading

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The New World of Publishing: The Future of Novel Submissions

In the last installment of this series, I talked about the future of agents, jumping off from an article done by an agent. And we had some great discussion after that chapter, so go read the comments if you haven’t … Continue reading

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The Writing of Challenge Story #5: “The Songs of Memory”

Writing this story has a story. I have a hunch not the first connected to stories in this challenge this year. So how did this one start? With a title, of course, as they all do. I went to my … Continue reading

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Great Article About Editing

For those of you still thinking that traditional editorial offices are the great evil empire, you really need to read this from editor Tom Dupree, one of the best editors I know of. This article is about his first editing … Continue reading

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Story in GOLDEN REFLECTIONS

Last spring I got the honor, and I do mean honor, of writing in a world I have admired for years and years and years. Joan Saberhagen and Bob Vardeman asked me to write a story in Fred Saberhagen’s Mask … Continue reading

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The New World of Publishing: Agents and the Future

Okay, time to talk about agents and their future in this changing world. But first folks, read this!! http://www.digitalbookworld.com/2011/the-agents-role-in-todays-digital-book-world/ Mary Kole, who I do not know, and who seems fairly smart, works at Andrea Brown Literary Agency. On the Digital … Continue reading

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The Writing of Challenge Story #4: My Socks Rolled Down

Wednesday evening I finished putting up the third story in the challenge and writing the posts here. I went back to working on other projects and about 3:45 in the morning (Thursday morning, the 13th day of the challenge) I … Continue reading

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