Tag Archives: Literature

Discouragement

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It’s been a while since I’ve written. We got a new tire for my car. Or rather, we got 5 new tires for my car and one of them turned out to work. The first time Mr Katje went to the scrap yard he got a deal on 4 tires for 200 bucks off a 2000 Dodge Caravan — ie,… Read more »

Book Launch for Stranger Skies this Saturday in Powell River

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Some info about my book launch for Stranger Skies this weekend in Powell River.

Reading more women authors

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In 2014 I am actively seeking out more queer, trans*, disabled, indigenous, mixed race, and women of colour authors, and shying away from my favored genre of SFF.

A good day for pluviophiles

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Well, actually, even I find this weather kind of frightening. It is monsooning outside right now. As in, I’m pretty sure if I walked out of my building I’d drown. Anyway, this means that WORD Vancouver is being moved indoors — so you can still come see us tomorrow but we’ll likely be inside. Oh, right — we’ll be at… Read more »

Writer’s Bucket List, Revisited

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A while ago I posted a writer’s bucket list for myself. I decided that for today’s post, I would revisit it and see how much progress I’m making. Publish 4 novels. I’ve got at least that many as WIPs currently, so this should be “easy” to do (nothing about writing is easy). Finish a short story. I have this habit… Read more »

Can’t stop now! This is Nano country!

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As many of you may know, November is National Novel Writing Month: Thirty Days and Nights of Literary Abandon. Some may say that phrase is quite literal, that we abandon literature. I’m sure there are NaNo novels for which that is true, but is is not true for mine, because I’m a damn good writer. (And a lot of other… Read more »

Friday Five: five random items sitting in this writer’s room

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I’m making a departure from the norm for this Friday Five — instead of listing books I think you should read, I’m just going to list 5 random things that are in my room. Why? Because it’s Friday Five and I can list whatever the hells I want. An unopened package of Rockets, sitting on my shrine to Aphrodite. (Yeah,… Read more »

Writer Wednesday: The Writer’s Bucket List

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This post is inspired by Heather Simone’s August 8th blog post of her writer’s bucket list. I read it and thought “That would be a great WW post!” and, well, here we are. Some of my list items will be the same as hers, because, well, we’re writers and many of us have similar goals. Not rocket science, that. So… Read more »

30 in 30: Day 16 (democracy has miles to go before we can sleep)

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Favourite Poem or Collection of Poetry This is a difficult one. I don’t have many favourite poems as I have favourite poets, and when I look at their works there are a few poems that jump out at me. So I have two. The first is by Langston Hughes. Democracy Democracy will not come Today, this year Nor ever Through… Read more »

30 in 30: Day 15 (in which I am fairly whimsical about the Rootabaga Country)

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Your “comfort” book Rootabaga Stories by Carl Sandberg. I first read this book when I was fairly young. The stories ‘were born of Sandburg’s desire for “American fairy tales” to match American childhood. He felt that the European stories involving royalty and knights were inappropriate, and so set his stories in a fictionalized American Midwest called “the Rootabaga country” filled with farms,… Read more »