Craft Note: When You Can’t Write, Read Your Work

Like many writers, particularly writers of innovative fiction or fiction otherwise out of the mainstream, my writing contributes zero to my ability to pay my bills. Consequently, I have to fit my writing schedule around my job. Of course, my life involves more than just writing and job, and I think all of us can…

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Off Topic: Hate and War

Hate and war - the only things we got today An' if I close my eyes They will not go away You have to deal with it It is the currency -"Hate and War," The Clash Hard to believe, but it's 35 years since The Clash penned this song about society playing out in microcosm…

Thoughts: Weariness

At 48, I seem to have reached an age at which the daunting prospect of growing older has given way to the desire to be done with my "career" and back in control of my own life, a life which to this point has been largely a failure. Meanwhile, I have no idea how--emotionally, intellectually,…