Category Archives: Authors

I wanna be a great writer

People are not born knowing how to write fiction. That seems obvious, but given the awe that’s sometimes bestowed on published authors, you’d think they possessed supernatural powers not available to regular mortals. That may be true in some cases, … Continue reading

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I wanna be Ivan Coyote

To become a published novelist, there are certain things you should do. One of those things is to attend writers’ conferences and workshops. Oh, I’m sure there are plenty of examples of published authors who didn’t attend some sort of … Continue reading

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I wanna be able to draw like this

I stumbled into this through, of all places, Wil Wheaton‘s blog. You remember him: Wesley Crusher from ST:TNG (or whatever the acronym is). Not only do I admire the sentiment, but I admire the artistry as well. Check it out. … Continue reading

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I lied . . .

Who am I kidding? Of course I wanna be Neil Gaiman. What writer wouldn’t?  If his personal assistant has near-rock star status, it’s because she’s near the real thing.  (Not to sell her short – I’m sure she’s a nice … Continue reading

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I wanna be Neil Gaiman’s Personal Assistant

I got the idea for this entry weeks ago, before I had a blog or was even mentally committed (obvious remarks aside) to having a blog. When I went to SiWC and became convinced, for the second year in a … Continue reading

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