What are you thinking? All right, I know it’s hot, and you and your four fat family members–plus whatever you’ve got in that baby stroller–need to get across the street.  I do.  Goodness knows it’s probably well past grazing time at the local eatery and you’re probably low on energy, and the other side of…

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When I was still trying to understand Twitter I had this conversation once with a friend who signed onto Twitter before I did. “I’m in a chat.” “On Twitter?  How the hell do you chat in Twitter?  Is there a room everyone goes to?” “No, we just all follow each other.” This struck me as…

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On writing in short bursts I am often asked by imaginary people how it is I managed to have gotten so much writing done over the years despite working full time and raising two children to their current heights.  And the answer is very simple: I am a binge writer. This fantastic term, which I’m…

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Researching a new book So I’m busily researching material for the third Immortal book, tentatively titled I Have No Idea What This Is About Yet Immortal. I may change the title later. Researching something to add onto an existing creation, when that creation is a mutant amalgam of history, science fiction, and fantasy, is a…

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Aging Readers, I pride myself on not being old. Sure, my hair may be greying, but I still have a full head of it.  And I may not be in the very best shape of my life, but I am in better shape than I was five years ago. I have kept up-to-date with music,…

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Today in irony My company has been on a big “green” kick lately, where they attempt to encourage employees to act more environmentally aware, by recycling and what-not.  So for today’s push they created a word search– with the letters “THINK GREEN” in big block letters in the center of the search– and a word…

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Today’s winner This morning I overheard someone complaining about where his tax money was going.  “The state claims they’re poor, but then they build this huge thing,” he bitched.  The “thing” in question?  The new public high school in his town. Readers, when you have reached the point in your life where you’re complaining about…

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Ten thoughts on cycling from a bike commuter The only time it makes sense to honk at a bike is if you are about to hit it with your car, and only if you have run out of ways to avoid the collision and are honking to let the cyclist know it is now entirely…

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I ended up in a Twitter chat last night for anyone interested in asking a literary agent a question, and I realized… I didn’t have any questions. Well, that’s not true, I had two: “would you like to represent me” and, “how about now?”  But those are rude questions, because I have to think there…

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Ancient times Let me take you back to when I first started writing for the Internet. The year was 1995, and “the Internet” consisted of America On-Line and a sign posted at the edge of AOL that read “Here There Be Monsters”.  That was where the rest of the World Wide Web lived, and one…

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