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Monthly Archives: May 2014
By now I’m sure everyone is familiar with the concept of the “redshirt”—these were the often un-named characters, played by guest actors you’d never seen before, who beamed down to an alien planet with Captain Kirk and were never seen … Continue reading →
I am a Trekkie. I’m not the slightest bit embarrassed about that. Star Trek in all its many incarnations is awesome. I love it, and I have loved it as long as I can remember. Though I have never been … Continue reading →
Admit it, you’ve struggled over writing your bio. I know you have. We all have. But there’s hope, believe me. A short, one-paragraph bio is something every author needs, but there’s no one right way to do it, no “must … Continue reading →
Attributed to the Russian author and playwright Anton Chekhov, from somewhere around the last decade or so of the ninetieth century, “Chekhov’s Gun” has been commonly translated as: If in the first act you have hung a pistol on the … Continue reading →