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On Writing Women (and Men): a rant

Surely 2012 is the beginning of the end of the world. Today, courtesy of Harry Connolly, I stumbled upon this masterpiece. Just in case you don’t want to read it – and I wouldn’t blame you – here’s the general … Continue reading

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Search: “books like the dresden files”

Okay, so I get this a lot. It’s all over Goodreads, it’s a search query that brings folks to my blog at least every other day, never mind all the real people I run into that ask me that question. … Continue reading

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Genre and aesthetic

Author’s note: When I talk about the sections that books live in, I’m talking specifically about the shelving standards at Barnes & Noble booksellers, because that’s where I work and am therefore most familiar with their classifications. I recognize that … Continue reading

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A note on publication dates

There are a lot – a lot – of good books coming out this summer, ¬†and since I have the dubious pleasure of working at a bookstore, knowing published authors, and wanting to be one myself, I was reminded of … Continue reading

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The first step is admission

So here I am, deep in the throes of editing – So here I am, deep in the throes of eating graham crackers for breakfast and waiting for Blur to get out of the shower, and it’s occurred to me … Continue reading

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The trouble with RPG characters

A published writer friend (nancygray.blogspot.com) of mine told she started my manuscript. I, reasonably enough, asked what she thought so far. She said, “Your writing style sounds a little Dresdenish.” I laughed and said, “Well, the narrator was born a … Continue reading

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