Of Snow and Inspiration

Wow!  We actually got snow, and just in time for New Years… who’d a thunk it?  I know my kids really wanted to go tobogganning at Christmas, but a decided lack of snow prevented it… until now, that is.  And, in a sense, isn’t snow much like inspiration?  It’s never there when you want it.  Take Nanowrimo, for instance.  There was many a night where I logged onto our local IRC instance to see how everyone in region was doing.  Often the reply was:  “I just can’t seem to get anything down.  Nothing is flowing.  I don’t know what to write.”, etc. etc. etc.  Usually someone on the IRC would throw out an idea that everyone had to include in the […]

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Deck the Halls

I’ve never been one to turn down a challenge and as usual it’s Aaron throwing down the gauntlet.  Well, my friend, your challenge is accepted.  En garde! I’m going to look at this holiday season with a slightly different view.  But then, don’t I always?  That’s the beauty of five different writers on the site.  There’s bound to be one that errs on the side of the unusual.  I think it must be my turn by now. So what exactly do I plan to “deck the halls” with?  Not boughs of holly, I’m afraid.  You can never find fresh holly when you want it.  So, instead, I’m going to go with more of a writer’s flair.  I’m going to deck […]

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Getting in My Head?

I’ve got to confess, I’m a bit surprised and maybe even a little freaked out.  In the past week, I’ve had two different people (who have never met, by the way), who first asked me how my book publishing is going and then said, “I really want to read your book so I can get in your head”.  Is it just me or is there something just a little bit spooky (and un-nerving, not to mention just plain weird). I honestly didn’t realize that I was so darn fascinating. It makes me understand why some authors decides to use pseudonyms.  I mean, who wants to let the world see what really makes them tick?  In some (many?) cases, a writer […]

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