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Redemption Arcs and Yet More Complaints about Star Trek Discovery

Yes, I know that I already complained at length about Star Trek Discovery, but I’m not quite done yet. In fact, I’m surprised how strongly I feel about about this, since until last week, I thought I was done with … Continue reading

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The Silencer returns in “Fact or Fiction”

I’ve been somewhat quiet on this blog of late, because I spent the whole of July doing a writing challenge, which involved writing a short story per day. I pulled it off, too, and blogged about my experiences over at … Continue reading

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Meet My Character, Richard Blakemore

“Meet my Character” is a new blog hop similar to the speculative fiction blog hop, only that it allows a writer to introduce a particular character. I already took part in this blog hop, introducing Holly di Marco from the … Continue reading

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Some Remarks on the 2013 Ingeborg Bachmann Prize

First of all, the good news. The Ingeborg Bachmann prize is safe (Warning: Really creepy commentary by Jörg Haider supporters at that link). Though some still worry about the role of cultural programming in Austrian public TV in general. What … Continue reading

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Football and other links of interest

More photos coming tomorrow, but today I’m starting with a subject that rarely comes up in this blog, namely sports, more precisely football (or soccer to the Americans among you). But here in Bremen, this really is the biggest news … Continue reading

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Another genre dust-up and the growing disenchantment with Downton Abbey

Yesterday night, I finished the first draft of a short story called Dream Job. Most of the time, I submit new short stories to various magazines first before e-publishing them myself (all but two of my e-books are backlist stories). … Continue reading

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Round-up of Responses to VS Naipaul

A few days ago, I blogged about VS Naipaul’s blanket dismissal of women writers. There are a couple of responses to Naipaul’s misogynist remarks: Send to Kindle

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Writing Links for the Weekend

I came across some really good writing posts and articles of late, so have some links: Send to Kindle

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Okay, so the whole Internet hasn’t shut down after all

All right, so I did find three interesting posts after all: Mark Charan Newton wonders why secondary world fantasy usually has quasi-medieval settings and why secondary world fantasy is perceived as less relevant than SF. Some nice discussion going on … Continue reading

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Tired

I’m really tired, so here’s just a quick link for today: Lynn Viehl has a great post on snakes in the grass and writing villains at Paperback Writer. Send to Kindle

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