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  • Arisia 2018 Schedule

    Here's my final schedule for Arisia. Hope to see you there.Writing Deities, Magic and the OccultFri 7:00 PM AlcottMagic is a large part of what makes the fantasy genre distinctive. But how do you write, and  describe, the ‘unseen?’ Our panel of occultists will explain how to draw upon mythology and […]

  • Arisia 2018 Broad Universe RFR

    I'll be reading at Arisia 2018 with other members of Broad Universe on Saturday, January 13, at 10:00 AM.If you've never been to a Broad Universe RFR (Rapid-Fire Reading), give it a try. They're a lot of fun, yet sometimes very sobering and thought-provoking as well. You might hear stories of horror, fantasy, or […]

  • Witches' Almanac #37: New Articles

    The Spring 2018-2019 edition (issue 37) of The Witches Almanac has just been released. This issue's theme is The Magic of Plants.In addition to its usual features — Moon Gardening, the Moon Calendar, Moon Cycles, and Presage, where Tom Lang gives us the climate outlook and astrologer Dikki-Jo Mullen gives […]

  • NaNoWriMo - DONE!

    The folks at NaNoWriMo call finishing 50,000 words in the month of November "Winning." For some reason that's never felt right to me. Maybe it's because I have the metaphor of a race in my mind. At the end of the race, only one person wins.But I get it. When you complete the challenge of writing 50,000 words in 30 […]

  • Oh, Those Holiday Decorations

    I'm decluttering in preparation for an eventual move. As I go through every nook and cranny of the house, I'm thinking of two things: How much would it cost me to move this, and if my new living space is a lot smaller, would this crowd out my writerly possessions?As a writer who is inspired by the supernatural and […]

  • Demonic Bookcases, Part 2

    Part 2 of guest blogger Kathryn Ptacek, a writer who lives in rural northwest New Jersey and shares her old Queen Anne home with lots of books, the requisite author cats, teapots, and the occasional visiting mouse.She's tackling the most common writer clutter problem: Crowded bookcases. Demonic Bookcases, Part 2by […]

  • Demonic Bookcases, Part 1

    Today's guest blogger is writer Kathryn Ptacek, who lives in rural northwest New Jersey and shares her old Queen Anne home with lots of books, the requisite author cats, teapots, and the occasional visiting mouse.She's tackling the most common writer clutter problem: Crowded bookcases. Demonic Bookcases, Part 1by […]

  • Paperwork, Be Gone!

    I don't have all the answers; there are still many de-cluttering problems I haven't figured out yet. So, being the crowd-sourcing type of person that I am, I reached out to the broader writing community to find out how other writers handled their clutter problems.Sometimes you just can't do it alone. Writer Loren […]

  • VWnG036 Inanna Arthen: Beyond Twilight, Part 3
    by morvenwestfield on January 25, 2014 at 1:15 am

    This is part three of Inanna Arthen’s talk on the history of vampires in fiction. In this lively talk, recorded at Books and Boos in Colchester, Connecticut, on April 20, two thousand thirteen, Inanna traces the history of vampires in fiction and debunks some of the common mistakes and misinformation about the […]

  • VWnG035 Inanna Arthen: Beyond Twilight, Part 2
    by morvenwestfield on December 18, 2013 at 2:47 am

    This is part two of Inanna Arthen’s talk on the history of vampires in fiction. In this lively talk, recorded at Books and Boos in Colchester, Connecticut, on April 20, two thousand thirteen, Inanna Arthen traces the history of vampires in fiction and debunks some of the common mistakes and misinformation about […]