Fiction Friday

Golwin tossed the flat stones onto the table, smiling at the result. The combination wasn’t so rare, but he hadn’t needed rare. His planning had been so that almost any throw would have won the game for him at this point. It almost too easy. The boy picked up his piece on the ...

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Navigating the novel

I’m the kind of writer that needs to know the end of the story before I can sit down and write. More than that, I want a good background worked up. And sometimes I can get obsessive. I knew I’d put together a map, because I had the basic image ...

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Blogging and writing news: your input

This website is just a blog right now, but I have several things I need it to become for me. I need it to be some place I can point people to that shows me as an author. I need to link to to where my work is published. The blog ...

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More corporate talk

Great excuse for a new post: long comment by my mom in my last post. It’s a good read and further demonstrates the corporate problem. In a lot of sectors, the free market no longer works because consumers no longer have a choice. This is especially true in health care. IF ...

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Corporate Aristocracy

“The for-profit health insurance situation in America is an embarrassment and a disgrace.  We need to provide as a country basic and essential health insurance coverage for all Americans, without the profit motive.” – Dr. Joseph Scherger I’m not sure if I’ve said this on my blog, but I’ve said it ...

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What is good religion?

It’s always fun to meet people on the web, and someone I’ve met through his kind enthusiasm for my work is Rich. I recently checked his blog, and he has a posted a great chapter in the book he is co-authoring with is father, on what good religion is.  Being of the ...

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Magical thinking doesn’t help serious fantasy writers

And I don’t just mean that wishing my novel to be written will align and harmonize the energies so my computer will synthesize my prose.  I was researching the fastest way complicated messages (other than something beacons could convey) could be transmitted in ancient times. I googled “ancient messaging”. I got a link ...

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Expectations for kids

Had my writing group yesterday, after a long winter haitus. Very good stuff came out from there. Got the short story I recently finished thoroughly thrashed and I’m very excited at how improved it will be as a result. Also, during the course of the conversation we talked about how ...

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The Annotated Hobbit

One thing I appreciate in the last few years is that books, rather than being returned, actually go on discount. I hope the author gets something from this, because books I couldn’t previously afford become something I can get. A good example of this is The Annotated Hobbit, which I ...

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