Getting That Writerly Feedback

While on the subject of editing, here are a few of my rationales for how I go about that process and a few bullets regarding reviews and edits. Your process will certainly be different, but maybe there are a few takeaways here for you. I don’t choreograph my novels, except when I expect a lot […]

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Sharpening The Pencil

  I’m not tired of fiction writing, by any means. But I do tend toward predictability if not occasional outright laziness in my writing, and that’s why I’m spending time editing a 20+ year-old piece of poetry. Now, I don’t pretend to be a poet, nor do I fully understand contemporary  poetry. And that’s why […]

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Wars of the Annunaki, by Chris Hardy – Part 2 My last post on this book, written halfway though the reading posed a lot of questions, some prescient, some unwarranted, some remaining unanswered. First let me set the stage for Professor Hardy’s project here: She has examined texts of both Sumerian language and the later […]

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Take Heed of What You Read (Part 1)

Wars of the Annunaki – Nuclear Self-Destruction in Ancient Sumer, by Chris Hardy I’m going to do something here I haven’t done before – I’m going to make comments on this book before I’m done reading it. Of course, more will follow. Comments isn’t quite right; instead my reading so far (somewhat less than half […]

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DNA of the Gods – The Annunaki Creation of Eve and the Alien Battle for Humanity, by Chris H. Hardy

I came to this book largely because of it’s title – I’d been looking for some scientific explanation for the origin of DNA; what I’d been finding, though, was an acceptance of the existence of DNA and little more, other than that of its inner workings. And this book did nothing to further my desired […]

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The Oddness of a Writer’s Life

It’s been nearly a month since I’ve posted here. There are reasons galore. A second round of pneumonia in the last few months almost kayoed me, but no worries – I’m better now. Too, there are more things in a writer’s life other than punching out stories on the computer, and sometimes they gladden the […]

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