Monthly Archives: June 2012

Genre Trouble: Twilight and the New Vampire Story

The good news about being a professional writer is that all sorts of oddball things become tax deductible: book purchases (market research), movie tickets (review essays), office supplies, the new computer (equipment). The bad news: I have to read books … Continue reading

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Doing the Beta Bop (Beta Reader Interviews): TruantPony, part 3 (Sex and the Single Story)

The Beta Bop is a social dance, and in this week’s three-part series of interviews, I’ll be talking with one of my favorite dance partners, TruantPony. Part 1, How You Do What You Do (including brief bio) is here, and Part 2, … Continue reading

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Doing the Beta Bop (Beta Reader Interviews): TruantPony, part 2 (The Art and Science of the Beta)

The Beta Bop is a social dance, and in this week’s three-part series of interviews, I’ll be talking with one of my favorite dance partners, TruantPony. Part 1, How You Do What You Do (including brief bio) is here. Truant has … Continue reading

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Doing the Beta Bop (Beta Reader Interviews): TruantPony, part 1 (How You Do What You Do)

The Beta Bop is a social dance, and in this week’s three-part series of interviews, I’ll be talking with one of my favorite dance partners, TruantPony. While we haven’t yet met in person, we’ve spent many delightful hours on chat … Continue reading

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Six Sentence Sunday, 24 June 2012 (Erika and the Vampire)

The football players made faces at Erika and her friends, but didn’t say anything. A good day, when they didn’t say anything, when fag and freak and the n-word didn’t follow them like the greasy wash of a barge leaking … Continue reading

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Writer interviews: Devin Harnois, part 3 (Writing Advice and Other Opinions)

This is the third of a series of interviews with like-minded writers about their writing process, new works and advice for other writers. Today, I’m interviewing Devin Harnois, my good writing buddy, National Novel Writing Month co-conspirator, and beta reader. She’s the author of … Continue reading

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Writer Interviews: Devin Harnois, part 2 (All My Brainchildren)

This is the second of a series of interviews with like-minded writers about their writing process, new works and advice for other writers. Today, I’m interviewing Devin Harnois, my good writing buddy, National Novel Writing Month co-conspirator, and beta reader. She’s the author of … Continue reading

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