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December Newsletter: The River Toenail

Become my patron and get newsletters one week earlier. In my dream, I was peeling layers of the nail of my left pinkie toe. The nail had flared out from the small digit into a palm-shaped platter, which was worrying. … Continue reading

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Interview with Sea Lion Press

Gary Oswald of alternate history publisher Sea Lion Press asked me some very good interview questions, and I think I answered them well. We talk about the “difference problem,” the “reality doesn’t have to make sense” problem and the joy … Continue reading

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Scifi, Horror, and Fear

Some other Flame Tree authors and I discuss horror and scifi. The conversation started going in a direction I didn’t like, but I shared an honest story, so I think mission accomplished. What I did not do is figure out … Continue reading

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Spring’s Journal Thursday

Last spring, I started keeping a writing journal. Every morning after I finished writing, I would jot down my thoughts in a repeating google calendar event. Thoughts I didn’t care about got deleted. What’s left is what I consistently cared … Continue reading

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Spring’s journal Wednesday

Last spring, I started keeping a writing journal. Every morning after I finished writing, I would jot down my thoughts in a repeating google calendar event. Thoughts I didn’t care about got deleted. What’s left is what I consistently cared … Continue reading

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Spring’s journal Tuesday

Last spring, I started keeping a writing journal. Every morning after I finished writing, I would jot down my thoughts in a repeating google calendar event. Thoughts I didn’t care about got deleted. What’s left is what I consistently cared … Continue reading

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Spring’s journal Monday

Last spring, I started keeping a writing journal. Every morning after I finished writing, I would jot down my thoughts in a repeating google calendar event. Thoughts I didn’t care about got deleted. What’s left is what I consistently cared … Continue reading

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May Newsletter: Waste and Sacrifice

There’s a certain mental trap. You’re drawing a map of a far-future Quebec. Or maybe you’re trying to determine a sound change from Proto-Indo-European to Ancient Thracian. In this case,  I was rejiggering an outline. Wealthgiver had hit a block. … Continue reading

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April Newsletter: The Good Blank Screen

So there I was, stumbling out of my attic studio in the Balkan Tower of Matriarchy. My head was spinning, my bladder was full. My mouth was tasted like dark chocolate because I always reward myself after writing. Even when … Continue reading

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March Newsletter: I Got Chipped!

My GP is a real pro. I barely felt the needle go in. I looked away anyway, and I kept examining the wall while she gave the jab to Pavlina. I’ve been seeing a lot of needles go into a … Continue reading

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