Category Archives: writing

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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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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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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FSFW Hits 100

Today I get to see a group of people, as a group, for the first time in over a year.  They are the Fresno Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers, and they are having their 100th meeting.  I could tell you … Continue reading

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The Write Stuff

I stumbled across a blog today (actually, just one entry) and I absolutely loved it. Thought I would share: http://whitepaintedwoman.wordpress.com/2010/03/07/the-write-stuff/

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The End

Where should a writer end a book?  Should all loose-ends be tied up?  How about leaving a hook for another book?  Should a book end differently if it is part of a series versus a stand-alone novel?  Are there rules … Continue reading

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Writing 101

“Some editors are failed writers, but so are most writers.” T.S. Elliot This is my 101st blog post, and today I would like to talk about writing in general.  There is a huge disparity between how many people write a … Continue reading

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When Programmers Write

For those that don’t know, my daytime profession is a Programmer/Analyst.  I haven’t often mixed my daytime profession with my weekend and evening passion, but today I’m going to.  Here are some programmer/writers talking to a potential agent about their … Continue reading

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Showerhead

This may seem like a strange post, so bare with me.  Keep in mind, I am 6’2″ – the same size or shorter than many characters in current fiction. I just got a new showerhead – one of those with … Continue reading

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