Monthly Archives: December 2012

Six Sentence Sunday, 30 December 2012 (The Necromancer and the Barbarian: A Love Story)

There was silence from Little Bird, though she still felt his listening presence. There was too much to explain there: how many wars, alone, stood between his time and hers? The Roman legions were as yet the echo-shock of rumor, … Continue reading

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Six Sentence Sunday, 23 December 2012 (Cleopatra’s Ironclads)

The beautiful rowers, all in unison, beat in rhythm with the drums, with her own heart, with the turning of the stars overhead, as the temple dancers in their clockwork splendor played out the tale of Isis and Osiris, and … Continue reading

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Writer Interview: Angela Quarles

Angela Quarles writes romance with a fantasy twist. I first met her through Six Sentence Sunday and fell in love with the snippets from her steampunk novel Must Love Breeches, set in the early decades of the nineteenth century. One of … Continue reading

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Six Sentence Sunday, 16 December 2012 (Cleopatra’s Ironclads)

The regalia of Isis, Mother of Steam, was heavy indeed, with its crown of gears and twin stacks, a visual pun on the traditional headdress. Gods were shape-shifters, after all, and the Great Mother was no different in that respect. It … Continue reading

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NaNoFeed: With (more than) a little help from my friends, or beta-reading as reward

Last night I finished the last cleanup of the zero-draft manuscript of Cleopatra’s Ironclads and sent it off to its first three beta-readers, along with the super-basic beta reading questionnaire that Devin Harnois and I developed for reading each other’s work. … Continue reading

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Six Sentence Sunday, 9 December 2012 (Cleopatra’s Ironclads)

“I remember when you were in the palace, when I was stationed here under Gabinius. What a slip of a girl, and yet your eyes—“ She inclined her head and smiled.  “Oh, not their beauty, Your Majesty. Their wisdom. You … Continue reading

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NaNoFeed: what kind of novel did I write?

This week is very high-intensity at my day job, but next week things start to ebb a bit. Last night I made some calendar notes so I wouldn’t forget what I’d promised; in particular, I’m doing beta-reading for my good … Continue reading

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