Category Archives: writing stuff


Outlet of the Research Rabbit Hole: I’ve been looking at a lot of material about the Great Depression of the 1930s and one of the interesting things I’ve discovered is that Herbert Hoover–who is sometimes called one of the worst … Continue reading

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Writer/Editor Process

I was exchanging replies to a post on Facebook with a reader and he asked about my editing process, because I am currently struggling with a tough revision. I have been tearing chunks out and rewriting to a tight deadline … Continue reading

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ARGH! Too Narrow!

Yesterday, I found a blog post in my feed titled “Only 40 Self-Published Authors are a Success, says Amazon.” I decry this headline (not the author, who’s clearly thinking about this a lot), because it focusses on a really narrow … Continue reading

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The Writing in 2015

The last quarter of 2014 and most of 2015 was heavy going for me: The Greywalker series came to a close; I was diagnosed with a tumor and had a lot of tests and surgery, then a long, slow recovery … Continue reading

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Submit! (but carefully)

Really, honestly, truly, if you are submitting fiction (or non-fiction) anywhere for any market, follow the submission guidelines as given on the publication’s, publisher’s, agent’s, or editor’s site, to the letter. Otherwise it becomes an excuse to throw your work away … Continue reading

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Small is Hard

I’ve been working on a caper screenplay and I never thought I’d say this: the screenplay is kicking my ass. I’m usually big and detailed with description and that’s one thing you can’t be in this format. Nor can you … Continue reading

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Passing Muster on Magic

I’m floored. Physics professor and pop-science writer Chad Orzel has mentioned me and my Greywalker novels in an article about Magic in the World of Science published earlier this week at I’m one of only three women (JK Rowling … Continue reading

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