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This year’s installment of NaNoWriMo marks the first time in ten years where I haven’t had a clue as to what to write. No. Really. It’s not that I don’t have plenty of things to write about or to work … Continue reading

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…or Why I Don’t Write The blank page, dammit. If there is anything more distressing to a writer, it’s the occasional so-called ‘writers block.’ After all, we as artists are hard-wired to create. Some of us create using physical materials; … Continue reading

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I’m armpit deep into writing a story I’ve been toying around with for the last two years. After much research (it takes place in the fairly-distant past so I’ve been beefing up on books from the period), some writing (short … Continue reading

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It’s amazing what one can find rooting around in your house. During a little spring cleaning, I found this poem I’d written a long time ago, between pages 136-137 in this Elvis Costello song book. This book belongs to my … Continue reading

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Please take careful note of the title. Writing for fun OR profit. Not fun AND profit. Because I’m not sure you can do both at the same time. I had been thinking a lot about this recently. I had quite … Continue reading

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I haven’t really fallen off a turnip truck and am suffering from amnesia, but we can always pretend. It’s just that I’ve been majorly overwhelmed. Pulled in too many directions all at once. Which makes me feel rushed. Which makes … Continue reading

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This year’s San Francisco Writers Conference has had to have been the best one ever! I know, I know. So how bad could it be? It’s in San Francisco, my favorite place on the planet, full of things to do … Continue reading

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