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POINT OF VIEW: The Power of Downtime

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Everyone needs downtime. Even writers. I know this, and yet I am spectacularly bad at actually letting myself enjoy any of it. Writer brains, as any writer will likely attest, are strange creatures. Mine is a magpie, flitting through life and chasing whatever is bright, shiny, and new. The other day, we had lunch with … Read more

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POINT OF VIEW: Writing at a Dead Run

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I’m writing my ass off. Seriously, I haven’t written at this brisk a pace since NaNoWriMo back in… 2014? 2015? I have the wind at my back. Or maybe it’s a pack of snarling wolves. Or perhsps just the fear of not making it – never quite getting to where I want to be as … Read more

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POINT OF VIEW: Rewriting the Past

I’ve been in the process of re-releasing a number of my older works. It’s funny to think I’ve been published long enough to actually have some older works. LOL… In the process, I’ve had a chance to see how my writing has changed over the years. Most recently, I updated “The Homecoming,” coming out this … Read more

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POINT OF VIEW: Here We Go

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So things are a ‘changin for me. I have finally completed the two trilogies I’ve been working on for the last two years (well, four years for Oberon) and I am looking ahead to what’s next. I have decided to take my shot at the bigtime. I have discussed this with my current publishers – … Read more

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POINT OF VIEW: When Things Are hard

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Let me start by saying that this is not one of those “pity the poor writer” columns. But this is an acknowledgement that I am in a rough place right now. It’s been an amazing two weeks, and a really tough two weeks. Davis Pride, where our local author group had a booth, was very … Read more

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POINT OF VIEW: The World Needs to Calm the F* Down.

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Pride Season is upon us, and with it, so many things I have to do, and so little time to do them. We have two readings in Sacramento this week (thank you Jeff Adams for managing one of them!), two pride celebrations, an author lunch, and that’s just the stuff on my local author group … Read more

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POINT OF VIEW: Squeeze Reading

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For years, I have maintained that I simply had no time to read. My days are so tightly scheduled that I couldn’t even think about picking up a new book, let alone diving in with the intent to finish the whole damned thing. That changed this last month. Not because I suddenly had a lot … Read more

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POINT OF VIEW: At Pride

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Last week I talked about personal pride. This week it’s all about the capital kind of “Pride” – in this case, Davis Pride. Davis is a college town about 1/2 an hour West of Sacramento. It has an adorable downtown, and at this time of year, lots of college students. This year, for the first … Read more

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POINT OF VIEW: Pride

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We’re entering pride season, a time we celebrate our community – one that I have watched grow from “gay” to “gay and lesbian” to “GLBT” to “LGBT” to “LGBTIQA,” all over the course of my lifetime. I’m fifty-one this year, and as I look around, I am amazed at the number of pride celebrationsheld around … Read more

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POINT OF VIEW: Writing What I Don’t Know

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I long ago discarded that old tried and true truism of writing – “write what you know.” While I get the sentiment behind it – you can best convey ideas, characters, and places with which you are already conversant – I also find it also intensely limiting, especially as a writer of sci fi and … Read more