Tag Archives: writing

Maintaining that Sense of Discovery

I’ve been collecting author processes for a while. It’s one of things I always ask other novelists when I get the chance. Do you just start writing and produce incomprehensible garbage that you then go back over and revise a … Continue reading

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Asking Why

Here’s how I got rid of my writer’s block today. I was having trouble with The Centuries Unlimited because I realized there was a plot hole in my outline. I came up with a fix, but that introduced new plot … Continue reading

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I’m on Gnooks!

The author-recommendation algorithm has finally smiled upon me! And look at all those excellent authors who I also like who are listed as close to me! Perhaps because I’m the one who put my name into the system and trained … Continue reading

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Wordy Wednesday with me!

Want to learn how well I give an interview while the last of the anesthesia sweats out of my system? Wonder no more! Tattooed Mummy asked me some hard-hitting questions and did I ever answer them. Want to know what … Continue reading

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The Vbyinu Sea

It started with the corvids of Bulgaria, of which there are many.  Then I turned to awkwords, a random word generator I’ve played with before. One fun technique is to give the program a bank of sounds and a model for … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday to Me!

And look what I got in the mail  

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A Random List of Worldbuilding

It’s been less than half a year since the time trains came to 1907, but things are already a-changin’! What do Ruth, Emily, Vivek, and Sam encounter when they get of the time train at Knickerbocker Station? I wrote down … Continue reading

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Am Writing Chapter 9

I’m trying something new this week, which is to write about my writing. Maybe other people can benefit from the results of my experiments. Please tell me if you like it and I’ll keep doing it 🙂 1) As per instructions … Continue reading

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A Week After the Sidewise

Last week I won the Sidewise Award. Then I went to a small village on the border between Bulgaria and Macedonia for a week. My older daughter found a firebellied toad (above!). My younger daughter learned how to say “I’m … Continue reading

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I won the Freaking Sidewise Award!

I co-won the Sidewise Award for short fiction along with @adamrov and Ben Winters. I am honored to be in their company. Click here for “Treasure Fleet” and the other excellent stories in Tales From Alternate Earths. Click here for some notes from the world of “Treasure Fleet.” … Continue reading

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