Can I Handle the Pressure?

Share your first tweet with the world! Talk about some freaking pressure. Yes, I’ve decided to take the next plunge into this here modern world, and I’m looking at this screen with its little 140 character entry bar and its “What’s happening?” header, and I’m thinking this had better be good, you know? Cause you […]

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Set Down This

If you listen to stories on podcast, you should give twenty minutes or so to Lavie Tidhar’s Set Down This. It’s published on pseudopod, which is marketed as a horror-centric publication, but this is not your classic “horror” story, except, of course, in that it is excruciatingly horrific in its own not-quite-fictional way. Anyway. I […]

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Ten Pages of Gobbledygook

So there I was, humming along in the “light rewrite” pass when I encountered ten pages of gobbledygook. Actually, I guess it’s better characterized as 5 pages of pretty good stuff, then 5 pages of recursive mess that says a lot of the same stuff all over again. Not quite true gobbledygook. But that’s just […]

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Typosphere vs. Watermarks!

So, we got back from our standard weekend workout program this morning. I made lunch and settled in for a round of deleting the waves of spam that comes to my blog comments. I was clicking them off by rote when I came across one of my favorites of all time. There among the various […]

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Naturally…

[regarding my last post] Of course, the next story I read in Astounding Stories of Super Science (gotta love that title) is full of tentacles, disintegration rays and other knee-slapping examples of scientific misuse of things like, oh, gravity. Not that it wasn’t fun for all that, though. 🙂 Progress: 90+ pages through the light-pass. […]

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Golden SF

When I first got my ebook reader I assumed I was going to spend most fo my early time with the thing by grabbing a few recent offerings and occasionally dropping one of my own manuscripts into it so I could review my work over the lunch hour. What I’ve really done is to dive […]

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Rewrite – Phase I Complete

I completed the first phase of my rewrite of “Gene Splice” just a few minutes ago, which is great. I focused completely on structural stuff this time–and there were a few things I fixed. As with my last rewrite effort, anything I thought was “just” an issue of the moment I jotted down to remember […]

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A Three-Day Thaw

Three long days at the “real job” put a serious damper on my productivity since Monday. Hey, such is life. I did get a bit of work done on the third novel rewrite, and I finished reading a novel I picked up because I was interested in the “free books” movement that’s obviously going around. […]

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Writing Prompt?

I’m thinking that if you can’t write a story based on this, you’re not trying hard enough. Progress Report: I didn’t mean to go in this direction at all, but I’ve found myself about 60% through a rewrite of another of my earlier novels. This one’s origin was my very first Novel Dare (think NaNoWriMo […]

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