Category Archives: genre

Spice Up Your Fiction

While I do think of myself as primarily a writer of speculative fiction (a somewhat broad category which includes, but is not limited to, Fantasy, Science Fiction, and Horror), I’ve been mixing things up a bit lately. After writing fantasy for four … Continue reading

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Sharpening the Wit

I’ll be pitching GLAMOUR to agents this weekend at the Pacific Northwest Writers Conference.  It will be my first time pitching this story, but not my first time pitching to agents.  The process is nerve-wracking, although I’ve always had at … Continue reading

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Ain’t No Such Verb as Riffing

Riff.  The word doesn’t exist.  Not as a noun, a verb, or an adjective.  Not in my Oxford English Dictionary, not in my Synonym Finder, nor my online Microsoft Thesaurus, or my Roget’s Thesaurus.   I finally found it in the … Continue reading

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Genre Genre, Who’s Got the Sub-Genre?

If you write on the Fantasy side of Science Fiction and Fantasy, like I do, sometimes it seems as though there are a myriad of sub-genres to bucket yourself under.  I attended a webinar last month where the presenter talked … Continue reading

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