Author Archives: R. Garrett Wilson

About R. Garrett Wilson

I am a member of the Stanislaus World Builders writing group and have participated in the FSFW writing group. I have written one drama that was based on the book of Mark and performed at my church in 2007. My story, Journeyer, is published in Analog Magazine and a novelette, The Bakrra Encounter, in the FSFW 2010 anthology, I Dreamed a Crooked Dream. I also took part in the community novel project, Stanislaus Reads and Writes, and have a chapter in their novel, Ashes in a Teardrop. Beyond writing, I enjoy road trips, photography, woodworking, watching tennis and cycling, and reading.

February in Review

Even though I only posted my 2015 goals last week, they were goals I came up with back in December of last year. I’ll be honest, some of them were just an extension of time for missed 2014 goals. I … Continue reading

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2014 In Review

I know this is a little late, but it was a good year in many ways. My story, “Journeyer,” was published in the July-August double-issue of Analog Science Fiction and Fact. This is, in fact, the only story I have … Continue reading

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Expository Lumps

Today, I’m going to steal from three sites who explain Expository Lumps very well: Gary Corby’s A dead man fell from the sky…, cochisewriters, and everything2.  After the line, there is nothing original of mine.  Please visit the sites if you would … Continue reading

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Potentially Useful Tip #2 – Macro for William Shunn’s Formatting

I like to write/edit with single line spacing, an extra line between paragraphs, and no indention on paragraphs.  I don’t really care what font I use.  However, I have to submit with different settings. This used to mean time taking … Continue reading

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New Goals

I took a break from writing while completing my Masters.  I took a further break for about six months after I graduated.  I have, however, been writing actively again for about four months and am now in a writing group … Continue reading

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Archetype Among Us

I had never really thought about where the concept of zombies originated. Now I know; I saw it. Continue reading

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Potentially Useful Tip #1 – Custom Dictionaries

Note: This is geared for MS Word, but there might be similar tools in other word processors For those of you who don’t know, I write a lot of SciFi, some fantasy, and a little general fiction.  In SciFi especially, … Continue reading

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Your Write to Health

“Writing is not necessarily something to be ashamed of, but do it in private and wash your hands afterwards.” — Robert Heinlein, science fiction writer Pennsylvania State University’s newsletter, LIVE, ran an article today about writing and health titled Writing … Continue reading

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The Return of Dreams

I’m not just a lucid dreamer (someone who is aware that they are dreaming while they are dreaming); I’m the Freddy Krueger of my own dreams. Continue reading

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Pitch Contest @ Beyond Words

Sorry I’ve been away for so long.  The disadvantage of toddler, working, commuting, and a class with way tooooooo much reading of not-very-fun technical books.  Anyhow, I saw a post from Janet Sumner Johnson about a pitch contest with Victoria … Continue reading

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