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POINT OF VIEW: Happy Accidents & Silver Linings

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Last week, I reached the bottom of my Point of View barrel. I sat down to write my weekly column, and there was just nothing there. So I put the word out to my peeps on social media – what should I write about? I got a variety of responses, from the silly to the … Read more

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POINT OF VIEW: I Got Nuthin.

Yeah, some weeks are like that. It’s been crazy busy, and I’m six hours late with this column, and … nothing. So I thought I’d make you do the work, this week. What would you like me to talk about? Writing things? Personal things? Peps? The non-rainbow skittles? Robotech? Reply and let me know, and … Read more

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POINT OF VIEW: Launching a New Thing

Liminal Fiction

I’ve always had my head in the stars. One of my early memories is when we went to our neighbor’s back yard to watch the lunar eclipse, and to stare in awe as the moon became blood red. As a kid, I wanted to be one of two things – an astronomer or an astronaut. … Read more

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POINT OF VIEW: Diving Deeper

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I’ve always said when you stop growing as a writer, your writing dies. We’re like sharks, swimming and swimming to keep that oxygen pumping through our blood. A few years ago, when I first started writing seriously and sold my first story, I was on top of the world. I felt like I had finally … Read more

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POINT OF VIEW: Lessons Across Time

Hazel Coatsworth

My Grandma Hazel was a hoarder. I mean that in the best way. She knew from harsh experience how quickly you could lose it all, and life taught her the importance of valuing every little thing. Born in 1919 the middle of the Spanish Flu pandemic, she was ten years old when the Great Depression … Read more

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POINT OF VIEW: Making the Cover

Hey all! I’m releasing a new short story – “Chinatown” – next Tuesday, and thought it would be fun to take you on a behind-the-scenes tour of how I made the cover. I started with a search for the right images. The story takes place in a future version of San Francisco, where Chinatown is … Read more

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POINT OF VIEW: Choose My Own Adventure

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I’m about to write a new novel. Problem is, which one? I have four possibilities I’m considering, so I thought I’d crowdsource this thing. Idea One: Liminal Sky Book Five – Fallen Angel: this would be an immediate follow-up to Dropnauts, my currently unsold novel in the Liminal Sky series, but with fewer POV characters … Read more

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POINT OF VIEW: The Great Pause

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Every week I sit down and come up with a topic to share with you. Some weeks are easier than others. Sometimes an idea comes to me – something great that happened this last week, something new I am writing, or some connection my writer brain just made that I want to share. Some weeks, … Read more

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POINT OF VIEW: Writing in the Time of Covid19

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Another week in lockdown. Although California didn’t order a statewide “shelter in place” order until late last week and Sacramento’s was only a few days before, Mark have been staying home (with only trips out for walks and one trip to the Supermarket parking lot) for eleven days now. We are starting to settle into … Read more