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June 2017

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Musing

Vacations and the Writing Process

Just got back from ten days in California, plus a follow-up beach weekend – all (as per my hubby’s request) without my laptop.  He knows me.  If I’d had my computer handy, writing would have been in the back of my mind, and I’d have been up…

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News

Free Chocolate Coming Next Year

The secret is out!  Free Chocolate will be coming next summer from Angry Robot Books.https://www.barnesandnoble.com/blog/sci-fi-fantasy/interstellar-chocolate-war-announcing-free-chocolate-amber-royer/&nbsp…

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Writing Tips

Hemingway’s Iceberg

One thing I see students doing repeatedly is over-worldbuilding.  They get the idea that to make their worlds absolutely real, we need to know every scrap of backstory, and to have detailed schematics on every piece of technology.  The problem: this slows the pace and takes the focus away…