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  • CowboyDid I write this?
    Have you ever written something then read it later and thought, damn, who wrote that? It’s good! I just had that moment. I was going through my writings folder, looking for a 30-year-old story to use as an example in a class when I came across something that I apparently wrote 4 years ago. […]
  • lightbulb with ideasNurturing the spark (or not)
    I only ever took one creative writing elective in university. The course was supposed to be taught by one professor, a respected author and editor, but she had to pull out, so we got a new guy instead. This professor wasn’t great. Hell, he wasn’t even very good. I couldn’t tell […]
  • Shouldn’t fans decide what’s canon?
    I’ve had an idea in my head for a while, and along with it, a word: fanon. It seems to me that there is a very real but simple problem in much of science fiction fandom. For our beloved universes, the wrong people get to decide what is canon. I’m not deeply into the Star Wars mythology. […]
  • The Research Is In: Cats Know Their Names
    The science is in: cats know their names. New research proves what every human slave has known for centuries. In science-speak: “We conclude that cats can discriminate the content of human utterances based on phonemic differences.” As someone who has lived with cats for most of my life […]
  • The Fault in Our Star Wars
    Blasting The Last Jedi and Solo for their faults has become a past time in certain circles. Although I don’t walk in those circles, I agree with some of their arguments. But for fairness’ sake, let’s take that same critical eye to the whole body of Star Wars movies. […]
  • The Tail of Ludwig and Natasha
    No, that’s not a typo. Ludwig and Natasha were cats who had only one tail between them. Ludwig had the tail. he was a Russian Blue mix. He had the double-layered grey fur of a Russian Blue, but he had yellow eyes, and a white patch on his chest. Also, we called him Wiggy. Natasha, you can […]
  • 13119NaNoWriMo is Depressing
    So an update on my first NaNoWriMo. We’re just finishing day 14. If you’re on track, writing 1,667 words a day, then you should be at 23,338 words. Me? I’m at 13,119 words, and I’m at the crux. […]