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Some terrific short-stories of 2016

You do something two or three times, suddenly it’s a tradition. Here now is a non-exhaustive list of stories I loved in 2016. I may add to it in the coming weeks. “Welcome to the Medical Clinic at the Interplanetary … Continue reading

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Some Terrific Short Stories of 2015

For the past few years, I’ve posted year-end recaps of some of my favorite stories, and friends have told me they found my recommendations helpful. I read short speculative fiction—particularly online short spec fiction—pretty voraciously, so I may have run … Continue reading

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Some great short spec fic of the last year or so

Back in 2012 I put together a year-end list of some of my favorite short speculative fiction of the year. I didn’t bother doing this in 2013, because I didn’t feel like I’d done nearly as good a job of … Continue reading

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My favorite short stories this year

In 2012, determined to crack the short story markets, I set out to read every genre short story published in a “professional” short fiction venue (as recognized by SFWA). I didn’t quite succeed in that goal, but for eight months, … Continue reading

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The best resources for writers are online—and free!

It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything writing-related, so if you’re not a writer, hopefully this post won’t bore you too much. I cringe inwardly every time I hear about someone dropping $20 or more for the latest big … Continue reading

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Meme + Award = Blog Post!

This morning I was tickled pink to learn that I’d won the Nobel Prize been awarded the “Versatile Blogger” Award by Carrie Daws (or perhaps it was the “Inspiring Blogger” award, I’m not sure). I immediately updated my Wikipedia page … Continue reading

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On rejection: the artist’s constant companion

I found this awesome post by Chuck Wendig via Janet Reid’s blog: 25 Things Writers Should Know About Rejection In addition to being filled with excellent points, it’s funny as hell to boot. This is my favorite part: Rejections Are … Continue reading

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