Minerva Wakes Hardcover Delay

Minerva Wakes

Today was going to be my Get The Minerva Wakes Hardcover Done day. But I work exclusively on a Mac. And in indie publishing, POD publishers give no love to the Mac. I did a gorgeous job of formatting the book. All chapters on right-hand pages. No headers or page numbers on chapter pages. Nothing on blank left-hand pages opposite … Continue reading →

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The Tale of the Tail in the TalysMana Revision

Revision Help

Last Friday, I printed out my manuscript and my revision worksheets, located my¬† pens, and set everything aside. Saturday was to be my first day of revision. And Saturday with the the big table cleared for writing, I started into revising my badly wrecked fantasy novel TalysMana, written back in 2010. I was planning on doing the way I always … Continue reading →

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The Philosopher’s Gambit, Episode 3 of Tales from The Longview, is live!

The Philosopher Gambit: Longview 3

This story has been done (except for the teaser for Episode 4) since early 2015. It’s the follow-up to The Selling of Suzee Delight, and follows the regulars from the first two episodes, plus some new folks. Tales from The Longview is my approach to a dystopian universe — told from the point of view of people not content to … Continue reading →

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Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Cultural Appropriation: A question for other writers

The objective of writing science fiction, fantasy, (and fiction in general) is to explore the world of what could be, what should be, what should never be — to challenge your own assumptions, to discover, uncover, or invent new ways of thinking about life and new ways of seeing the world, humanity, and life, to expand beyond what is. Standing … Continue reading →

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For the first time ever, I’m writing a novel in NaNoWriMo

I’ve spent the past few years doing very little fiction. First there were the problems with WordPress on my writing site that broke my writing classes and wrecked my income, and which had to be fixed. Then there were the five surgeries in twelve months that caused me enormous pain, a lot of down time for recovery, and meant I … Continue reading →

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Since last I posted…

Since last I posted, which I have just realized has been more than a month ago, Dan Allen (my website guy) and his team and I have done massive work on HollysWritingClasses.com, I relaunched How to Revise Your Novel, we had the Cat 4 walk-by of Hurricane Matthew, and I turned 56. I’ve been swamped, but it hasn’t been swamped … Continue reading →

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