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WorldCon in My Back Yard

Last weekend, the science fiction community’s WorldCon came to San Jose.  It was just far enough away that I decided to stay in San Jose, rather than try to commute back and forth to San Francisco. This turned out to … Continue reading

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On Applying Criticism

I’m working on polishing up a story I wrote more than 30 years ago.  It was my submission story for Clarion. (Back then, you only needed to write one.)  I workshopped it for years afterward, trying to get it right. … Continue reading

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Behind “Mothflame”

While I was at the Clarion Science Fiction and Fantasy Workshop, I went through a novel that I just couldn’t finish writing and pulled out my favorite scene.  In it, a rock’n’roll singer is methodically throwing wine bottles against a … Continue reading

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It takes an army to learn to write

I have been blessed with an army of writing teachers.  I’m sure I’ve forgotten some here, but these were so important to my growth as a person and a writer that their names are engraved on my heart.  Let this … Continue reading

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