Monthly Archives: August 2013

All Systems Orange

Since Duotrope went to a subscription service at the start of this year, I’ve been using The (Submission) Grinder to track what slush piles my various stories are visiting at any given time.  If you’re not aware of The Grinder, and … Continue reading

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Alive and Well and Writing

I’ve been neglecting my website for a while now.  I’ve been busy editing my novel-in-progress and trying to get a short story finished and out the door at the same time.  As always, there’s not enough time for everything. So … Continue reading

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Where Should I Begin?

So what makes a good beginning to a story? I’ve been asking myself that since I starting revising my novel-in-progress.  The beginning of the first draft was okay, but I didn’t feel it grabbed me hard enough, shook me twice, and … Continue reading

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A Shameless Plug and Happy Birthday to Dr. Schrödinger

Leave it to Google to tell me something I didn’t know, but can now use as shameless promotion for my work.  Today would have been Erwin Schrödinger’s 126th birthday (if he were still alive, that is, or maybe undead—do zombies … Continue reading

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A Visit to the Carving Room

I enjoy carousels enough that I’ve written a story about them (“The Last Horse,” which appeared in the September 2012 of Aoife’s Kiss), and I like to visit historical ones when I get the chance.  Yesterday, I visited the Historic Carousel … Continue reading

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Inspiration: Portaits from the Shadow

Inspiration is an odd thing.  Sometimes I know where it comes from; other times I don’t.  In the case of “Portraits from the Shadow,” published this month in InterGalactic Medicine Show, I don’t really know what inspired this story.  While … Continue reading

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“Portraits from the Shadow” Featured in IGMS Podcast

When I posted my announcement yesterday about “Portraits from the Shadow,” I didn’t notice that my story was the featured podcast for this issue of InterGalactic Medicine Show.  I’m honored that my story was picked for reading, and I can’t … Continue reading

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A Quick Announcement from the Shores of Lake Michigan

I’ve been in Chicago this week for the day job, so I haven’t been keeping up with my semi-regular posting (but I have been keeping up with my daily writing).  I have a few minutes this morning online, so I … Continue reading

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