Monthly Archives: May 2012

Should We Have Writer’s Cuts?

With DVDs, director’s cuts and extended cuts of movies are all the rage.  While some director’s cuts are substantially different from their theatrical release (e.g., Bladerunner), most seem to include only extra scenes, which don’t substantially change the meaning or … Continue reading

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An Afternoon in the Park

Yesterday I visited a carousel I’ve been wanting see for some time—yes, a carousel, merry-go-round, or whatever else you might call it.  Most people don’t think about carousels, but since I did a lot of research on them for my … Continue reading

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OG’s Speculative Fiction Closes Its Shutters

OG’s Speculative Fiction will cease publication after its next issue.  I realize that small press publications regularly come and go, but I point this one out because OG’s published two of my stories.  “Memories of Childhood” was the second story … Continue reading

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Logging a Couple More

In preparation for editing my novel, I’ve been practicing loglines.  They’re starting to come more easily, so I think I’m about ready to tackle a logline and summary for my book.  Before doing that, I thought I’d share another pair of loglines.  … Continue reading

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“Clownspace” To Be Served Up at Toasted Cake

Toasted Cake has accepted my flash story “Clownspace” for podcasting.  I’m looking forward to what they will do with this one (e.g., will they’ll add circus/clown music: doo-doo-do-do-doo-do).  This story originally appeared in the January 2012 issue of 10Flash Quarterly (now defunct), but if … Continue reading

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Nebula Award Winners Announced

The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America announced the Nebula Award winners last night.  Congratulations to the winners:  Novel:  Among Others by Jo Walton Novella:  “The Man Who Bridged the Mist” by Kij Johnson Novelette:  “What We Found” by … Continue reading

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“Strand in the Web” Makes Twenty

I sold my twentieth short story last night when Goldfish Grimm’s Spicy Fiction Sushi (gotta love that name!) bought my story “Strand in the Web.”  When I started writing for publication again a few years ago, twenty sales seemed so … Continue reading

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Beware the Cavalcade of Terror!

With the internet, news can spread like wildfire in a wind storm.  I first caught of wind of this “writer beware” news yesterday (via Codex), and awoke this morning to find it had set the speculative-writing community ablaze. The story, … Continue reading

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Flash Fiction Gets Its Day

I bet you didn’t know it’s National Flash Fiction Day.  I’ll forgive you, especially if you don’t live in Britain.  It is, after all, the first time flash fiction has been honored with its own day.  (I’m actually surprised it … Continue reading

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Suction Cup Dreams Scheduled for July

obsolescent.info has announced a July release date for Suction Cup Dreams: An Octopus Anthology, which will contain my story “The Octopus Garden.”  As the title of both the anthology and my story suggests, this will be an anthology of speculative fiction about … Continue reading

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