Monthly Archives: June 2012

Guest Post Roundup – also Bjork

My posts, both book previews and otherwise, continue to appear at Heroes & Heartbreakers and The Criminal Element. Here are the most recent: The Strange Fate of Kitty Easton by Elizabeth Speller, second in a series of post-WWI mysteries. Fresh … Continue reading

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Gingery – Vintage Erotica Covers

Hot and spicy as the summer sun, I give you…redheads! The redheaded nurse manages to cover two genres in one book…. Also, check out Alison Tyler’s blog for the ToC of her Morning, Noon, & Night anthology, which includes my … Continue reading

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Summer Vacation!

It’s summer, and because I’m pretty busy with the first draft of my current manuscript, I plan to take some time off from blogging. For the rest of June, July, and August, I plan to only post once a week, … Continue reading

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WisCon 2012 Photos

One of the first things I did at WisCon was attend The Gathering, which is sort of like an indoor carnival. A volunteer was decorating people with the calligraphed word of their choice. Mine lasted most of the long weekend. … Continue reading

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A Diary without Dates, Enid Bagnold – WWI Challenge

My most recent book for The WWI Challenge was Enid Bagnold’s A Diary Without Dates, which is out of copyright and available for free download. It’s a famous work (the author also wrote National Velvet) and one I’ve meant to … Continue reading

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Language Linkgasm

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“Golgotha,” Siegfried Sassoon

Golgotha Through darkness curves a spume of falling flares That flood the field with shallow, blanching light. The huddled sentry stares On gloom at war with white, And white receding slow, submerged in gloom. Guns into mimic thunder burst and … Continue reading

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Some Practical Worldbuilding Techniques

I recently was asked about worldbuilding. To answer the question, I wrote up a list of techniques I’ve used, and seen used, that I thought would be generally helpful, whether you’re writing historical fiction or speculative fiction (or even fiction … Continue reading

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