Phil Athans: When Writing Gets Difficult

One of the things I love about Phil’s blog is that he isn’t afraid to tackle difficult (or even unpopular) topics.  And he never pulls punches.  You never get writer’s block?  LIAR!  But sometimes, he gives writers the permission to cut themselves some slack.  This is one of those times.  I know this spoke volumes…

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Not Snowed In (Yet)

Well, we aren’t snowed in yet this weekend, but this is Michigan. In February. Don’t like the weather? Wait a minute.   Like much of the country, we’ve had our share of snow, ice, freezing rain, ice, snow…you get the picture.  Badger, my youngest (don’t blame me, she gave herself that nickname when she was little),…

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Taking the Plunge

Well, I took the plunge. I wasn’t entirely sure I wanted to offer Oath Sworn for free on Amazon, but I went ahead and signed up for February 8th and 9th to kick off a series of promos that will appear over the next two weeks.  All I can say is…wow!  I didn’t have a…

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News and Mews

At long last I’m getting ready to launch not only my debut fantasy novel–the first in a series!–as well as my newsletter, Meg’s Mewsings. I hope to make better use of the news feature here on the website, but you’ll have to excuse me right now because I am going just a little bit crazy…

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I’ve Been Neglecting this Page

Hello, WordPress.  I’ve been neglecting you.  I was sort of thinking I would chronicle my experience with Kindle Scout here, but to be honest, I’ve been sort of busy with Other Things. There are always Other Things. I can tell you this: it seems to be impossible NOT to obsess once you launch a Kindle…

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Holographic Pandas and the Morning Rain

“Holographic Pandas and the Morning Rain” was the first piece of flash fiction that I ever wrote.  The title came first and then I had to find out what it meant.  I was truly amazed once I realized what–and who–the story was about.  I think it may one day be the prologue to a book…

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