Cleveland Game Jam

At the last second, my husband convinced me to join the Cleveland Game Developers local game jam this past weekend. I know! I’m doing a write-a-thon, I’m revising a novel… do I really need to sign away my weekend to writing a video game? Well, I kinda did.  Friday night, when the theme “Identity” was […]

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Procrastitron

Procrastitron is an Autobot… we think? She’s never bothered to paint her allegiance logo.  But she hangs out with the Autobots. Probably because, you know, the Decepticons would kick her out for not doing stuff. Procrastitron is not badly-drawn! Procrastitron is thematic in her simplicity.  By the way, those colored lights on her chest are […]

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Write-a-Thon 2017 Stories List

My goal for the 2017 Clarion Write-a-Thon is to write 50 stories in six weeks. I’ll keep track here and on twitter.  My previous post has a list of rewards I’m offering if you donate to my cause! Progress: Day One: 1. “Saving Big Daddy” re-write horror story 2. “Ghost Toddler” re-write horror story 3. […]

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Write-A-Thon 2017

The write-a-thon is a fundraiser for the fantastic Clarion writing workshop, a chance for aspiring authors to work for six intense weeks with top professionals in the business.  I attended Clarion and want to help everyone have a chance to experience the wonder and joy I did, so I donate every year to the write-a-thon […]

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Advice from my Dad

My father is a fine artist, an oil painter and sculptor.  He dabbled in almost every medium.  “Never stop learning,” he’d say. “The day you stop learning is the day you stop living.” I never knew a life without artistic pursuits, or sage advice relating thereto.  When I think about my dad, I think about […]

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This Dude Doesn’t Know Who Neil Gaiman Is

… and why that makes me happy. A while back, I wrote a post about fame.  How it’s not a useful goal, because to be famous requires first that you are, well, famous. It’s a game of exponentials, where the truly famous are famous for BEING famous. I used Neil Gaiman as an example, comfortable […]

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The Fear of Invention

The first critiques we receive always stay with us the longest and hold disproportionate position in our imaginations.  So it is for me and scientific plausibility. As a child, writing silly, childish stories, I was drawn to science fiction first. I wanted to write about robots and spaceships and aliens.  Almost immediately, the comments I […]

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