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This Tuesday, I’m tooting in Alan Baxter’s Tuesday Toots series, waxing lyrical about my book, BAD POWER, from Twelfth Planet Press. Last Tuesday, I was at Lisa L. Hannett’s blog doing some Tuesday Therapy. Tuesdays, eh? Pretty interesting days. Speaking of therapy, I’ve accidentally come across some brilliant advice lately, …

How to write 80,000 words in a month

NANOWRIMO always sounded like such a fun idea, but I’m always too busy (& usually travelling) in November to take part. So for the last several years, January haws been my personal NANOWRIMO for one. My previous record was around 36,000 words in a month (NANOWRIMO aims for 50,000 words), …

One day’s freedom: Dani Shapiro

Dani Shapiro writes about freedom – both examples-from-life freedom and Freedom, the software product that lets you temporarily block internet access so you have the freedom to write: “I have a piercing nostalgia for the places in which I used to write. A small room on the top floor of …

Writers across the wires

I was pretty intrigued by this post from Mary Robinette Kowal’s re. using Google+ as a writers’ hangout. I love this idea. Plus, it’s the only interesting thing I’ve heard about Google+ so far. It also reminded me of two other stories I’ve heard recently of writers connecting, despite geography or …

More woots!

So here’s how it goes. You & a team of people (fabulous people!) put together a collection. You get to the end of the process & you think, “Fck, I’m tired.” That’s it, that’s all you think for a while. Then you get through that, a little, & you’re enjoying …

Lines on the page, in the sand

So. I’ve thinking about editing again. Or maybe still. And my thoughts have turned to ownership. Ownership’s a big deal for me, so I’m guessing it’s the same for a lot of writers. And though my experiences with editing have been mostly pretty darn positive, I’m gonna stretch this basket …

Stephen Fry envies me

Oh, yeah, he envies me all right! Funny thing is, I envy him. “I don’t take another job. I don’t do anything. I go up to my house in the country and pull out all the plugs, virtually. I just do it nonstop until I’m finished. I envy writers who …