Creative Outlets: Take 2

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I shared yesterday what my creative outlets have been through recent years. Lee Lowry's post on A Taste for Murder reminded me of another outlet on my better health days: graphic design. I put together several of the design elements across my website, including headers and the donation badge in the site footer. However, my… Continue reading Creative Outlets: Take 2

Post-Convention Thoughts and Reimagining

Image of Jupiter from a moon's mountain range

quotes and lessons from MileHiCon 50, a literary speculative fiction convention Modeling the World in Fiction There's a quality of fiction that's modeling--that's showing a model of the world. Author Paolo Bacigalupi said this last Friday during a panel discussion. His line is one of the best things I heard at the convention. That's one… Continue reading Post-Convention Thoughts and Reimagining

Goodbye, Camp NaNoWriMo 2018

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When I posted "NaNoWriMo 2018: Late to Camp", we were already in the second week of July. I'd committed to a new project and no cabin for encouragement. Feeling alone and behind schedule makes for an intimidating start. Fortunately, Camp is far more relaxed than the big NaNoWriMo challenge in November. A few people joined… Continue reading Goodbye, Camp NaNoWriMo 2018

Self-Propellent to a Mile High Convention

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Hello, This is a different type of post than I've written before. Below is an excerpt from my GoFundMe fundraiser [update: closed]. MileHiCon  is an annual literary speculative fiction (science fiction and fantasy) event in Colorado. It's not a huge event like WorldCon (a literary event) or ComicCon (for comics, often focused on speculative fiction),… Continue reading Self-Propellent to a Mile High Convention