Tag Archives: To Give a Rose

What is Science Fiction?

I’m coming around on science fiction. I don’t mean as a fan–I was, and remain, a rather casual follower of the genre, the kind who can’t begin to name any current authors but enjoys the material if it happens my … Continue reading

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Using Excel to Write

I use Excel to write fiction. I don’t mean that I write fiction in Excel–it’s a spreadsheet program–not a writing program. But I use it to keep track of the details in my various projects so I can maintain internal … Continue reading

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Finding Australopithecines: Then I Saw Her Face

What did members of the species Australopithecus afarensis (or, as I call them in my novel, foot-apes) look like? How did their bodies function and move? The short answers to those questions are readily available online, and artists, such as … Continue reading

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Getting (Re)Published

As some of you know, To Give a Rose has been out of print (though still available on Kindle) for some months now because my publisher has had to suspend operation for reasons beyond my control–and beyond theirs. I have … Continue reading

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What a Character

I am a writer. I do lots of different kinds of writing and I am the beneficiary of a long series of writing teachers, both official and otherwise. But in my ability to create a fictional character I am self-taught … Continue reading

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What I’m Up To

Hello, It’s been a while since I’ve posted on here…I have plenty of ideas, but I have a lot on my plate. I figure it’s high time I talk about what I’ve been doing creatively of late–and also share some … Continue reading

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How to Eat Bees

One of the things that’s important to know about me is that I like my fantasies as realistic as possible. When I was a kid, I wanted to know how a unicorn-pegasus princess could have super-human intelligence (as everyone knows … Continue reading

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