Category Archives: Oregon

Blue Skies & Writing Weather

The autumn equinox arrives this week (Tuesday or Wednesday, depending on where you live), marking some of the most spectacular weather of the year. To my mind, the bluest skies of the year come with the first days of fall, … Continue reading

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Return from the Land of Writers

I’m back from another excellent/exhausting/exhilarating week in Lincoln City, or as I like to think of it, the Land of Writers. I took an eight-day-long class on the business of writing, which, as it turns out, is a lot more … Continue reading

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Writing at the Coast

I’m baaack. From a nine-day sojourn to Lincoln City for an intensive Science Fiction writing workshop, taught by award-winning author and editor, Kristine Rusch.  Wrote four shorts and a little a technique exercise that mutated into a flash fiction piece.  Read … Continue reading

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July is Berry Good to ME!!!

I moved back to the beautiful green landscape of Oregon eight months ago, and every day that passes I am gladder than ever that I made the decision to return.  However, since I haven’t lived here since I was a … Continue reading

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SFWA Pacific Northwest Reading Series

Last night, I attended the first of the SFWA Pacific Northwest Reading Series of 2013.  Three authors gave readings from their works.  Portland area writers Gra’ Linnaea (a Stoker award nominee) read the opening of a YA fantasy story he’s … Continue reading

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