Category Archives: General News

A Post for the Uninspired

I’m feeling a little uninspired today, but I wanted to post something.  Believe it or not, writers aren’t endless fountains of inspiration.  Sure, I go through times when I’m fending off a torrent of ideas, but I also go through … Continue reading

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Ebooks Changing the Way We Use Libraries

I finished reading the Pew Report Younger Americans’ Reading and Library Habits some time ago.  I posted a few thoughts on the report several months ago (here and here), but I never got around to posting my final thoughts. In addition to … Continue reading

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The State of Brick-and-Mortar Bookstores

Last year, Borders Books, the second largest bookseller in the U.S., closed its doors.  Their inability to compete with large online retailers such as Amazon was the primary reason cited for their bankruptcy.  When Borders went under, many industry experts … Continue reading

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Who Owns the Space Marines?

This might be old news, but I just heard about it this week (so it’s new news to me).  The story itself—or at least this round of it—is over, but it illustrates the state of things in the online world.   … Continue reading

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Getting Settled

I made it to my new home, and finally got my internet up and running.  I’m not settled in yet, but I’m getting closer—and with only a few hiccups.  Having spent more than half my life in the tropics, the … Continue reading

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In Transit

The big day is finally here.  The house movers show up today and this is likely the last post until I get settled in the new home and get reconnected.  I expect that will take until the middle-to-end of this … Continue reading

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The Lost Weekend

I can’t believe it’s almost Tuesday.  I lost this weekend to one of the worst stomach flus I’ve ever had.  Pile that on top of the hectic packing schedule, holding a final garage sale, and making the final move arrangements and … Continue reading

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The Maker

Short films are a lot like short stories.  Animation is one of my favorite art forms.  Put the two together….well, let’s just say I can easily spend a day sitting in the dark watching a short animation festival. With everything going … Continue reading

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Submitomancy

Duotrope’s pay-to-play model is even tighter than I thought it would be.  While they haven’t entirely shuttered their shop to “freeloaders,” they’ve effectively cut all services to non-subscribers. Given this, it’s not surprising that an alternative submission tracker and market … Continue reading

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Winding Down 2012

It’s been nearly a week since my last post.  It’s been a busy week to wind down 2012: writing—I’m continuing to make progress on my novel draft—celebrating the holidays, packing. In two weeks, my family will be relocating back to the continental … Continue reading

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