Category Archives: Writing

Killing in speculative fiction

It’s the first Wednesday of the month again, time for a post for the Insecure Writer’s Support Group. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I recently stumbled on this quote by Voltaire: “It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill … Continue reading

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Backup worries

It’s the first Wednesday of the month again, time for a post for the Insecure Writer’s Support Group. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ A month ago, my old computer broke. It was still working, kind of, but so sluggishly and reluctantly, I knew it … Continue reading

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Shooting in Pittsburgh synagogue

Just read about the terrific shooting in Pittsburgh synagogue yesterday. So much hatred, without reason or provocation, just because those people are Jews. My grandmother’s entire family died in the Holocaust because of that same hatred, and it keeps rearing … Continue reading

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Illness led to writing

It’s the first Wednesday of the month again, time for a post for the Insecure Writer’s Support Group. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ OPTIONAL QUESTION: How do major life events affect your writing? Has writing ever helped you through something? MY ANSWER: One major … Continue reading

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Backstory

It’s the first Wednesday of the month again, time for a post for the Insecure Writer’s Support Group. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ For the first time in over six months, I want to write. I hope my writing block is finally over. But … Continue reading

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Fan fiction

It’s the first Wednesday of the month again, time for a post for the Insecure Writer’s Support Group. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Today I want to talk about fan fiction. My latest story is fan fiction – it is set in another writer’s … Continue reading

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From millions to wattpad

It’s the first Wednesday (Tuesday actually, this month) of the month again, time for a post for the Insecure Writer’s Support Group. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ OPTIONAL IWSG QUESTION: What are your ultimate writing goals, and how have they changed over time (if … Continue reading

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Hats

It’s the first Wednesday of the month again, time for a post for the Insecure Writer’s Support Group. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ If you watched the Royal wedding in May, you might’ve noticed the variety and the mere gorgeousness of the female guests’ … Continue reading

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Skin color in speculative fiction

It’s the first Wednesday of the month again, time for a post for the Insecure Writer’s Support Group. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Beware: this is a rant, inspired, at least partially, by a recent review I read of Nnedi Okorafor’s Binti. The reviewer … Continue reading

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Genre exploration – A to Z challenge (G)

This April, for the first time in my life, I participated in the A to Z challenge – sort of. I’m a member of the WEP team, one of the 4 hosts there, together with Denise, Renee, and Nilanjana. The … Continue reading

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