Category Archives: Writing

Facebook recaps

As usual, I told myself all Spring Break that I should be writing more.  Then I realized that I output a noticeable amount of musings, rants, and thoughts — not a flood, but at least a trickle — on Facebook … Continue reading

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Lunacon 2014 (2c): Reading by Merav Hoffman

Saturday 12 Noon Panelist: Merav Hoffman (duh) I don’t attend a lot of readings, because I generally prefer reading things at my own pace.  I don’t find the timbre of the author all that engaging.  On the other hand, Merav … Continue reading

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Lunacon 2014 (2a): Altering Time and Perception

Saturday 11 AM Odelle Panelists: Walter Hunt, David Sklar This was not especially well-attended: at first, just the panelists and me.  By the end, another 6 or so people had shown up.  First panel on a Saturday is probably a … Continue reading

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Lunacon 2014 (2b): Write What You Don’t Know

Saturday 12 noon Panelists: Walter H. Hunt, Laura Anne Gilman, KT Pinto Sadly, this was not (imho) a very successful panel.  The panelists talked around the topic but never addressed head-on how to avoid the pitfalls of writing about things you haven’t experienced. … Continue reading

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Lunacon 2014 (1b): Alternate Technologies in Historical Fiction

Panelists: Russ Handelman, James Cambias, Paul Calhoun And here he is, That Annoying Guy From One Seat Over.  This archetype shows up at every con, like a restless spirit. One of the panelists pointed out that, more or less by … Continue reading

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Lunacon 2014 (1a): Building Character

Panelists: Mike Flynn and Ken Atlabef. I was a little disappointed to see that the first panel sported Mike Flynn as a guest.  At the last Lunacon, Mike Flynn was the moderator for the panels I consistently liked least.  My … Continue reading

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2013

I don’t do resolutions. But I do intend to write more regularly in the coming year.

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My philosophy of education

Edited to correct some grammatical mistakes. The new school year is about to start, and it’s customary to take a moment and philosophize.  But I’m really busy, so I’m going to dust off something else and let that stand in.  … Continue reading

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The Burning Moment

or, Mikey’s Last Night I’m scared now. Everyone is scared now — they’re scared of me because of something I did, and now they look at me with new eyes, and I’ve caught their fear the way I’ve caught their … Continue reading

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Blaze

A thrill runs through them – swarming in the darkness cast by the night sky – as a man steps to the microphone And harangues.. A moment before they were a hundred lives with a thousand cares milling about in … Continue reading

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