Writing Human Wave

This is a repost of something Sarah A. Hoyt wrote in March 2012. It was reblogged this morning by my friend Cedar Sanderson. Like Cedar, I’ve been fielding questions recently about what Human Wave is and how to write it. So this is the perfect time to repost this. The emphasis has been added by Cedar, along with a few additional comments. 1 – Your writing should be entertaining.  If you’re writing for […]

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Ten Years Later — updated

(I wrote the following post for Mad Genius Club 4 years ago. It doesn’t seem possible that I have been blogging over there that long — longer really — or that it has been 14 years since the terrible events of that infamous September morning. As we reflect on what happened that day, on its causes and its effects and on what still needs to be done, we should also reflect and […]

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Bioware brings Dragon Age Inquisition to an end

I have a confession to make. It’s not a new one. Anyone who has followed me here or on Mad Genius Club knows my secret. I’m a gamer. It started innocently enough. When my son was young and all his friends had Playstations and Xboxes, he wanted one too. I relented, finally, when prices came down to something resembling reasonable. The only caveat I put on his gaming was that I had […]

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And people wonder . . .

It’s Labor Day. I had planned to take the day off from blogging, only reminding everyone that the 2nd Annual Indie Author Labor Day Sale is coming to an end. But no, that day off isn’t to be. It can’t be. Not when one of the first things I see when I boot up my computer is a supposed screen capture of someone saying that reading a book is a “terribly inefficient” […]

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2nd Annual Indie Author Labor Day Sale Continues and more

First off, the 2nd Annual Indie Author Labor Day Sale is still going on. If you are looking for some good books to read that won’t cost you much — if anything — check out the list here. This is a curated list. I know the authors and have read almost everything on the list. Whether you are a fan of science fiction, fantasy or romance, there is something on the list […]

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2nd Annual Indie Author Labor Day Sale

A curated list of authors selected works and put them on sale, just for readers like you. If you’ve been waiting for the next fun read, or for a reason to Read Indie, this is that time. All the books are priced between $2.99 and $0.99, affordable ways to explore new worlds. You will find this a list spanning genres from Fantasy and Science Fiction to Thrillers and Romance. Something for every […]

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I’m still reading

As I noted in yesterday’s post, real life has been a bitch the last week or so. Because of that, I’ve been doing a lot of reading. This has been reading for pleasure, to escape the problems that have been beating me over the head. So, John Ringo’s Black Tide Rising series has been burning up my Kindle and I’ve been loving his take on the zombie apocalypse. I’ll continue the reviews […]

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An update and reading for pleasure

Sorry for the silence, everyone, but real life has been kicking my butt. The rehab on the injured Achilles is ongoing and that’s a good thing. Unfortunately, my 80+ year old mother has not been doing real well this past week. Nothing terribly serious but bad enough that it has impacted her not only physically but emotionally and that, in turn, impacts me. Things are finally starting to loo up there, so I […]

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Accountability Post

Like many writers, I belong to several writing related groups. Two are in-person critique (and support) groups. There are several on-line groups as well. One of those is a private group where we don’t so much critique one another’s work as we’re there to answer questions about the process, discuss what we’re doing and why, and brainstorm. Yet there was no accountability. Until this past week when my friend and fellow blogger […]

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Imagine my surprise

Imagine my surprise when I stumbled, pre-coffee, to my laptop and one of the first things I see is a notice from WordPress that my blog activity has spiked. Imagine my surprise to see it and know I hadn’t posted anything new for a few days. Imagine my surprise when I check the referrals to my blog and see that I’ve had a number of visitors suddenly showing up thanks to Twitter […]

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