Category Archives: Writing

A Few Thoughts on Collaboration

Writing tends to be a solitary endeavor. Most stories and books are written by a single person during which they conceive, develop, plot, write, and edit in a near vacuum. While many writers may open their work to others for … Continue reading

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Winter Storms and Future Considerations

I’m a marine biologist who lives in the mountains. I’m not sure how that happened, but I certainly have no regrets. This also means I’m used to water in all forms. While I’ve spent my career in liquid water, the … Continue reading

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Writing Update: Collaboration on the Clock

I thought I’d provide a quick writing update to set the stage for some future posts I want to make. A few months ago, I finished revising the manuscript for Tiger Unbound, Book Five of the Calytpo Cycle. At this … Continue reading

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Tough Decision, Easy to Make

I decided yesterday not to renew my membership in the Science Fiction Writers of America (SFWA). For those not familiar with the SFWA, it’s the preeminent professional organization for science fiction and fantasy writers, and it’s not easy to qualify … Continue reading

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What Have I Learned from My “Calypto” Experience

A few years ago, I decided to write a series of books called The Calypto Cycle that I intended to self-publish. I decided to go the self-publish, or indie, route for a few reasons. First, and likely most importantly, I … Continue reading

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“The Memory Plague” Is Here

I guess that might not be the best title for a post given the times, but believe it or not, my new story at Lightspeed Magazine was not inspired by COVID (I’ll have more on that in a later post). … Continue reading

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A Sweep at the Nebula Awards

The Nebula Award winners for 2015 were announced this past weekend, and it was a sweep by women writers.  I’m not sure that has ever been done before, but even if it has, it’s still a great thing to see.  Women have faced a long, … Continue reading

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Balancing Character, Plot, and Setting

Whew, it’s been a busy couple of weeks, and I see I haven’t posted anything here in a while.  That’s not the end of the world or anything, but I made a commitment to keep posting here, even if it’s only … Continue reading

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It’s Hugo Season Again—Meh. . .

I used to look forward to the Hugo Awards. That was until last year’s Sad and Rabid Puppy nominating fiasco turned me off sufficiently that I can’t even muster much energy to say “meh” this year because the Puppies are at … Continue reading

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Proofs! Page, That Is.

While I was traveling last week, I received page proofs for the What the #@&% Is That? anthology which will contain my story “Now and Forever.”  It’s always exciting to get page proofs, because it’s the first concrete evidence that … Continue reading

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