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When your inner reader needs a palate cleanser 0 (0)

A couple years after I entered the Air Force, my boyfriend and I went to a new gourmet restaurant in Ft. Walton Beach, FL. We were celebrating something (I can’t remember what) and the restaurant was the fanciest and most expensive one we’d ever tried. This was where I was introduced to menus that have […]

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I smell a broken economic system 0 (0)

Try reading these two articles, one after the other: Unpaid jobs: The new normal? and Jobless Innovation?. Think about what they have in common (joblessness—not titles that end in question marks). Are you starting to get uneasy? Now I want you to think back to your college Macroeconomics classes—the ones that covered supply-versus-demand—and try to […]

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The smoother I make the beginning, the blander it gets 0 (0)

It sounds like I’m talking about making drinks. Unfortunately, I’m talking about the first few pages of my current work in progress. I have “alpha readers” who are awarded the questionable distinction of reading my early drafts (these are not “first readers,” who see polished and full manuscripts). The problem is, my alpha readers haven’t […]

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Content as commodity? Can AOL corner the market? 0 (0)

Every writer of online content, particularly bloggers, have been bludgeoned with the maxim “content is king.” Behind that pithy statement are exhortations to create content that is informing, engaging, entertaining, timely, helpful, inspirational, detailed, and readable (ack! I’m going to exceed my daily buzzword capacity). All of this sounds like quality, not quantity, rules the […]

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Try a small, friendly SF convention this weekend 0 (0)

Do you read SF/Fantasy? Would you like to meet a group of SF/F authors? Do you write SF/F—in which case, have you been wondering what happens at conventions? Well, here’s a small SF convention in Colorado Springs that’s fun and friendly, whether you’re an old hand or just trying a convention for the first time. […]

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Obligatory Post About Writing Resolutions 0 (0)

January 1st has always seemed an arbitrary time for making resolutions (other than ones involving taxes or fiscal issues—if so, then you have my condolences, particularly if you’re in California). So I haven’t been too fond about New Year’s resolutions and it should be no surprise that random resolutions involving writing, e.g. “I will write […]

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