Four Movies

The only good thing about a cold is that you can spend all day on the couch, with the lights off, wrapped in a blanket, drinking hot soup and watching movies. Last week, I bundled up, brought my Kleenex to the end table, and watched a small mountain of movies. Here...

Taboos

Sf Signal’s Mind Meld often asks interesting questions of interesting folk.  I found this particular topic to be a particularly difficult one to address.  Are there still taboos?  Some people think so.  Check it out...

Cat Crimes and Cheezburgers

One of my favorite goofy sites is Icanhascheezburger. A friend sent this link.  I have a story in the book featured on the picture (and a cat who looks like the cat). http://icanhascheezburger.com/2009/03/06/funny-pictures-nowheers-a-new-one/ Send to...

Conference

I love seeing enthusiasm about science fiction and fantasy. A while ago, I sold a story to a new group in Colombia. They reprinted “Chimera” in this beautiful book, and did a multimedia presentation to introduce the book. The book is called Agua/Cero. Now...

Two good essays on writing

My husband, Dean Wesley Smith, has a good blog about writing fast on the Novelists Inc. site. Check it out here. Also, Writers of the Future posted an essay by Algis Budrys. It’s the lecture AJ used to give beginning writers on structure. Since he’s not...

Writing Advice

SF Signals Mind Meld column is always interesting, and often useful.  This time John DeNardo asked a bunch of writers, including moi, for the best writing advice we ever got.   It’s all entertaining, of course, and diverse.  Except for John C. Wright’s...