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Learning to live with rejection, 500 times over

Rejection is a part of life for everyone.  We get rejected by colleges, for jobs and very occasionally by runaway brides.  But us writers, we get rejected more.  A lot more. Me, I’ve been rejected by one college (___ me, … Continue reading

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Setting stories

Where do writers get their inspirations for where a story will be set, be it an epic novel or microflash?  It’s easiest to set it in the writer’s own backyard: New Yorkers tend to write about the Big Apple, Texans might … Continue reading

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All about valkyries

I write about valkyries.  A lot.  Based on old Norse myths, my variant of the archetype are ruthless, mortal and wingless female warriors who are engaged in an endless thirteen-sided chess match for global domination. The mythos In Norse mythology, Odin had … Continue reading

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Blog Hop: My Writing Process

Do blogs hop? My writing buddy and fellow author Timothy Hurley invited me to join in the My Writing Process blog hop.  He posted his version of the blog, in his usual dry wit, last week at http://www.thelunaticassylum.blogspot.com. His fiction … Continue reading

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Writing at latitude

Writing fiction set in high latitudes–think Sweden or Alaska–puts a little extra pressure on the writer to get the whole sun thing right.  My first summer night in Sweden (I lived there for a couple of years, a long time … Continue reading

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Excerpt of the week: How a Valkyrie Flies

Here’s an excerpt from the middle of a work in progress, my short story headed toward  novella “How a Valkyrie Flies.” Quick synopsis of what has come to pass previously in this story: Geira, an aging valkyrie, accepts a challenge … Continue reading

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The Next Big Thing

Welcome to The Next Big Thing My friend and colleague Timothy Hurley, a New York City writer of satire and spec fiction, recently tagged me for an author’s blog hop titled The Next Big Thing. The deal is this: each author … Continue reading

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