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Jun192023

What is an author style guide? How about a style sheet?

In putting together a pronunciation guide post and video for my science fiction series (aliens make everything complicated, including language) I realized I’ve never talked about what a style guide actually is (for us fiction writers, I mean). I started to amend that post with an end note on this subject, and then realized I […]

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May242019

Researching Gender Fluidity & Representing it in Fiction

I’ll be honest, Gentle Reader, I wrote The 5th Gender, basically in the space of one week without internet. So while I was writing it. I just let it come… So to speak. But after that, I did a ton of research, as indeed I did for Custard Protocol, San Andreas Shifters & other Tinkered […]

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Sep122012

Dear Author, How Could You End the Series?

Today, Gentle Reader, I introduce a new occasional series of installments of questions I get constantly. How Could You End It? I’m delighted you liked the series but it is finished. I believe in leaving a party while I am still enjoying it, and, perhaps more importantly, while others are still enjoying my company. I’ve […]

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Feb272012

Ending a Series Part 2: Emotions

There’s a sense of listlessness at the ending of a series, Gentle Reader. I’ve felt it for years as a voracious reader, now I feel it as an author for the first time. It’s a little like breaking up with a partner you still love plus losing friends through time and distance plus ending a […]

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Feb222012

Ending A Series Part 1: Practicalities

Yes it’s done. Alexia’s story is finished. There will be no more Parasol Protectorate books. The thing is, Gentle Reader, I’ve never ended a series before. I’ve ended plenty of stories, somewhere in the vicinity of ten novels, and two masters thesis, but Timeless will be the first time I’ve ever completed an entire run […]

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