Monthly Archives: March 2015

Victorian Poetry + Beginning a Writing Career = No End to the Philosophy

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Victorian Poetry + Beginning a Writing Career = No End to the Philosophy

Today, I’m writing this post after staggering upright from a wicked backhand rejection email. They say that email messages have no weight, no mass, but I’m convinced that this is a flat-out lie for rejection emails. The quicker they come back to you, the harder it knocks the breath out of you. If you don’t get one for a few months or more, at least most of the momentum has usually died away and you can handle it without too much trouble.  Read the rest of this entry

A Thank-You Note

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A Thank-You Note

Dear Mr. Pratchett, It seems that it is a season of sad partings. We are remembering that no one lives forever, and we are remembering that we were blessed to have some giants living among us. In my imagination, you are a great giant, one of the most powerful wordsmiths that has been known in these contemporary times. I was introduced to your words by a dear friend, and after that, we fell into easy conversation, didn’t we? Read the rest of this entry

New Things, Old Things: A Story Set in Kensington Gardens

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New Things, Old Things: A Story Set in Kensington Gardens

I‘ve had a few weeks now where my posts have been more of the nonfiction bent, and while that is all well and good, I do spend most of my writing time telling stories–fictional stories, that is. This week, here’s a short snippet of a new story that I’m working on. I’m writing this one as I begin the sequel for my first novel, Still Dreaming, and since they both deal heavily with books and libraries, it’s proving to be a nice overlap! Meet Sol. He’s the newest addition to my host of characters, and here, he’s out for a walk in Kensington Gardens in London: Read the rest of this entry