Category Archives: Writing

Fantasy is for me

It’s the first Wednesday of the month again, time for a post for the Insecure Writer’s Support Group. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ OPTIONAL QUESTION: Of all the genres you read and write, which is your favorite to write in and why? MY ANSWER: … Continue reading

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New interview with me

I haven’t given an interview in a while, but here is a new one, on Sammi Cox’s website, Afternoon Tea with Olga Godim, where Sammi asked me ten questions about my reading and writing. Image by Tumisu from Pixabay  

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Translating with the right words

It’s the first Wednesday of the month again, time for a post for the Insecure Writer’s Support Group. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ OPTIONAL QUESTION: What was an early experience where you learned that language had power? MY ANSWER: When I was a schoolgirl … Continue reading

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WEP Apr 2019 – Jewel Box

This is the second story about Dinara and her pet shop, Rendezvous Pets. I wrote it in response to the April 2019 WEP Challenge. The action takes place on the space station Rendezvous, one of the biggest space stations in … Continue reading

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25 years of English

It’s the first Wednesday of the month again, time for a post for the Insecure Writer’s Support Group. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ OPTIONAL QUESTION: If you could use a wish to help you write just one scene/chapter of your book, which one would … Continue reading

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Why J.T.?

It’s the first Wednesday of the month again, time for a post for the Insecure Writer’s Support Group. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I recently read a book, an excellent book I must add, and its male protagonist was called J.T. Wilder. In the … Continue reading

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Romance: enforced socializing

It’s the first Wednesday of the month again, time for a post for the Insecure Writer’s Support Group. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I love romance and read it a lot, although I don’t write it much. There are two major trends in romance … Continue reading

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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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