Monthly Archives: April 2014

Celebrate Small Victories

The writing has been coming slowly for a couple of months now, so I feel good that I’ve finally finished a story today!  Sure I cranked out a first draft of a novella in January, but that draft hasn’t gotten … Continue reading

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2014 Hugo Award Nominees (with links)

I love Hugo Award time.  It brings me back to my formative years when I read a lot more science fiction than I do now.  In my late teens, I decided I wanted to read the best science fiction and … Continue reading

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D.J. Cockburn Wins the James White Award

I learned over the weekend that a member of my writing group, Hopefull Monsters, has won the 2014 James White Award.  D.J. Cockburn is the second person I know to win this award, given annually to a non-professional speculative fiction writer (a couple … Continue reading

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Back in the Writing Saddle

March was a lost month for writing.  I was disappointed, sure, but I also realize that everything in life has its ups and downs, ebbs and flows.  Considering how many months I had been productive with my writing endeavors, a … Continue reading

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“Comes the Piper” Now Available

My story “Comes the Piper” is now available in the current issue of Plasma Frequency.  This is probably the closest I’ve come to writing a horror story, but even so, I would probably describe it as “horrific” more than “horror.”  … Continue reading

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Thought on the Nebula-nominated Novelettes

I finished the last of the Nebula-nominated novellas over the weekend, just in time to get my ballot in before the voting deadline.  I finished the short stories last week and posted my thoughts on them earlier. Unlike previous years, I … Continue reading

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