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Inspiration, Knowledge, and Speculative Fiction: The Blog Tour Continues

Whether we write horror or science fiction, epic fantasy or paranormal romance, we who write in this genre seek innovative — at times fantastical — perspectives on the familiar. At its best, speculative fiction is a mirror through which we … Continue reading

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Quick-Tip Tuesday: Being Scooped . . . Or Not

We as authors have enough to worry about in this business as it is — the market is tough, writing good novels and short fiction is no easy task, finding time amid work and family to do all we want … Continue reading

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Don’t, Don’t, Don’t

I’ve debated back and forth about writing this post. Even now, as I type it out, I’m not sure I’ll ever actually put it up. Honesty wars with pride. Fear of revealing weakness and saying “the wrong thing” strives against … Continue reading

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A New Post About Ideas, and an Interview About Sheep (Sort of)

“Sometimes an idea really is greater than the sum of its parts.  Each idea on its own might show little potential; but combine them and BOOM!” The Summer-(Now-Fall) 2012 THIEFTAKER Blog Tour continues today with a new post at my … Continue reading

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Monday THIEFTAKER Blog Tour Post

Today’s installment of the Summer 2012 THIEFTAKER Blog Tour can be found, once again, at the Magical Words blog site.  The post is a continuation of my series of essays on writing ideas and what to do with them, and … Continue reading

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A Blog Tour Post About the Fear of Being “Scooped”

“It comes down to this:  Writing and publishing books is not a zero-sum game.” The Summer 2012 THIEFTAKER Blog Tour rolls on today with another post at my “home blog” — Magical Words.  The post is another in my series … Continue reading

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The Blog Tour Goes “Home” to Magical Words

Today the Summer 2012 THIEFTAKER Blog Tour goes back “home” to Magical Words with a post on ideas and creativity called “On Creativity and Writing:  Making the Most of Ideas, part II–The Fear.” For those of you who have been … Continue reading

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Two Posts Up at Familiar Sites

The Summer 2012 THIEFTAKER Blog Tour takes me back to familiar ground today.  I have two posts up.  The first, my usual Monday Magical Words post, can be found at http://magicalwords.net, the group blog on the business and craft of … Continue reading

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