Monthly Archives: May 2011

Value of Anthologies

by Danielle Ackley-McPhail You know…I hear an awful lot that the major publishers don’t do anthologies because there is no money in them. Well, if I’ve said before I’m saying it again, I’m not in this business for the money … Continue reading

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Fandom needs its Glee

by Gail Z. Martin Thanks to Glee, American Idol, Dancing with the Stars and Guitar Hero, my kids know the words to all the songs that were popular when I was in high school, and quite a few songs that … Continue reading

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Steampunkery and Finished Drafts

What is that guy talking about with a post title like that? I don’t know, and I *AM* that guy. Seriously though, as much as I want to impart revealing secrets about writing and set fire to the hive mind … Continue reading

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Paranormally Speaking

By Tina R. McSwain (My apologies, the Paranormally Speaking segment is running behind from Friday due to illness in the family) The Second Instance of a First Last week, I spoke about firsts in my paranormal career and how they … Continue reading

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A Great Project

by Chris Jackson We did a great talk at Ron Russell Middle School in Portland, Oregon yesterday. I did a talk on writing, and we brainstormed on a short story project – they provided the ideas, characters, genre, plot and … Continue reading

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Freebie Friday

Our guest blogger, Lori Handeland, is giving away magnets and bookmarks for joining her Full Moon Club at: http://www.lorihandeland.com/full_moon_club.html

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The Holy Terrors

by Crymsyn Hart If my pets had voices they would say, “You’ve done enough writing for the day” after only five minutes on the keyboard. “Come out and play with us. Throw the ball so I can catch it. No … Continue reading

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Keeping the Fandom Flame in a Sci-Fi World

by Gail Z. Martin What do you do when the fantastic becomes commonplace? Back in the day, early in the 20th century, sci-fi had a lot of ground to cover. Rocket ships, ray guns, space travel, light-up gadgets—there was no … Continue reading

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Kevin Hearne’s Hounded is Out!

Given that I’m on a deadline (Void City Book 4 is due in to my editor by May 31st) and Kevin Hearne’s new book is out, it seemed like the perfect time to give another cool author (because he’s cool … Continue reading

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I Can’t Remember The Last Time I Had a First

By Tina R. McSwain At this point in my life and paranormal career, it is rare that I experience a “first”. This past week, I had an exceptional one on Monday night. I had completed a speaking engagement in Fort … Continue reading

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