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A REMINDER TO READ!

Writing without reading is like… …I don’t even know. Analogies fail me. If you’re out there writing fiction and you aren’t avidly, voraciously reading  fiction, you’re in the wrong business. How can you create something you don’t love? I will never … Continue reading

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2022: THE YEAR OF PHIL

On January 5, 2021, I wrote this: By the power vested in me by myself, I hereby proclaim 2021 to be the Year of Phil. This replaces and in all way supersedes the previous attempt at the Year of Phil, which, … Continue reading

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SIFTING THROUGH THE RUBBLE OF SIFTING THROUGH THE RUBBLE OF COVID

On April sixteenth of this year, I dropped a couple notes into a word file and named it “Sifting Through the Rubble of COVID”—a blog post for the near future, maybe around the first week of July or so, when … Continue reading

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TOO MANY BOOKS?

Maybe we can “blame” COVID-19 and my shiny new Amazon Prime membership but I’ve started buying books again in greater numbers than the past few years or so, though not nearly to the degree of my $150-$200 in books a … Continue reading

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PROCESSING YOUR PROCESS

I find it utterly bizarre that in the midst of the COVID-19 shutdown I’m actually writing (and reading) less than before. I hate to shift “blame” for something like that, but the fact that my son is finishing this college … Continue reading

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HOW TO WORK FROM HOME

I’ve been working from home since June of 2010, so the current COVID-19 “lockdown” is, in most ways, business as usual for me. But here in the hot zone of Western Washington, a lot of my neighbors—most of my neighbors, … Continue reading

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WHY I AVOID THE NEWS

This week I’d like to step out of the world of writing science fiction, fantasy, and horror and address the fact that I currently live in the COVID-19 “hot zone” of Seattle; mailed in my mail in ballot a week … Continue reading

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READING AND WRITING AS THERAPY

I won’t bore you with the details but I’ve been working on my own mental health lately following a couple years of, well… not working on my own mental health. And it’s got me not just thinking about myself—where I … Continue reading

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THE RESOLUTION THAT SOLVES ALL PROBLEMS

I watch way too much TV. And I mean, way too much TV. remember when I advised that though authors absolutely have to read, and read a lot, and read in other genres and categories than we tend to write in, … Continue reading

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COMMANDER, COMMAND THYSELF

A couple weeks ago I made some New Years Resolutions, publically, here at Fantasy Author’s Handbook. So far—a whole nine days into 2018—of those three resolutions, I’ve totally nailed two. I immediately stopped snacking, removed most meat and all processed … Continue reading

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