Category Archives: Creativity

A NEW YEAR’S CHALLENGE

I’ve written often about getting ideas from dreams. That used to happen far more frequently than it does now. In fact, I have recorded many dreams that offer good material for a novel or a short story but that I’ve … Continue reading

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PERSISTENCE PAYS

Yes, yes, I know. I haven’t blogged in a good long while despite my avowals of keeping to a more regular schedule. I do have good excuses reasons for my negligence. I wrote in an earlier blog that I had … Continue reading

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BUSY, BUSY, BUSY–TOO BUSY!

First an apology. I know I haven’t blogged in a couple of months—at least. Time just slid by me. I’ve been doing too many other things. One is that I’ve been working on the fourth book in the tetralogy that … Continue reading

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MEET A REMARKABLE WOMAN

I am very pleased to have as a guest on my blog today a woman for whom I have great respect and admiration. Please meet Anastasia Charalabakos, Ana for short. Ana has written a memoir titled From Darkness to Triumph, … Continue reading

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A LIFE-LONG LEARNER

When I was still teaching Spanish in public school but thinking about taking early retirement so that I could write full-time, I happened to be talking about that idea in the beauty salon one morning while getting my hair done. … Continue reading

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On Childhood Fantasy Writings and the Childhood of Fantasy Writing

#SFWApro I came across two things in my recent reading that inspired this blog. First, I have to explain that I am a long time reader of Asimov’s Science Fiction magazine. I read it from cover to cover. However that … Continue reading

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The Nature of Creativity

#SFWApro I’m currently reading This Shared Dream, by Kathleen Ann Goonan, the sequel to her marvelous science fiction novel In War Times. This Shared Dream proceeds more slowly than In War Times. It needs to, with many viewpoint characters and … Continue reading

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