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Writing Productivity Tip #8—CREATE THE BEST WRITING ENVIRONMENT FOR YOURSELF

| December 3, 2010

A series of eleven tips to help you get more time for writing, and to produce more writing when you do have time. So, you’ve developed a writing routine, set up an office or at least a place where you use your laptop.  It’s the way you’re accustomed to writing.  But habit doesn’t necessarily make […]

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Writing Productivity Tip #7—KNOW THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN WRITING & EDITING

| December 2, 2010

A series of eleven tips to help you get more time for writing, and to produce more writing when you do have time. Write during the writing stage. Edit during the editing stage. Even though both activities involve a writer sitting at the keyboard staring at the screen, Writing and Editing are two very different […]

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Writing Productivity Tip #7—KNOW THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN WRITING & EDITING

| December 2, 2010

A series of eleven tips to help you get more time for writing, and to produce more writing when you do have time. Write during the writing stage. Edit during the editing stage. Even though both activities involve a writer sitting at the keyboard staring at the screen, Writing and Editing are two very different […]

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Rabbits & Typewriters: On Being Prolific

| November 25, 2010

“I could be a successful writer, too, if only I had the time.” I can’t tell you how often I’ve heard aspiring writers bemoan their lack of time, their inability to get any writing done with distractions, with family and work obligations.  Since it’s not likely anyone will give you any more time, in order […]

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Rabbits & Typewriters: On Being Prolific

| November 25, 2010

“I could be a successful writer, too, if only I had the time.” I can’t tell you how often I’ve heard aspiring writers bemoan their lack of time, their inability to get any writing done with distractions, with family and work obligations.  Since it’s not likely anyone will give you any more time, in order […]

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A Day at Work

| October 15, 2010

A few years after my first novels were published, David Brin asked me if I would collaborate with him on a short story.  At the time, David was at the height of his career, winner of numerous awards, a New York Times bestselling author, one of the most respected names in the field.  I, on […]

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False Summits…and Careers in Writing

| October 10, 2010

When I moved to Colorado thirteen years ago, I set up a writing office that looked out at the spectacular Rocky Mountains.  The scenery, the fresh air, the lower cost of living, all were undeniable advantages.  Then my brother-in-law gave me a book about the 54 peaks in Colorado over 14,000 feet high, along with […]

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Next SUPERSTARS WRITING SEMINAR—Salt Lake City, January 13–15

| October 6, 2010

After the success of the first Superstars Writing Seminar in Pasadena, Kevin and Rebecca will again be joining bestselling authors Brandon Sanderson, Dave Wolverton, and Eric Flint to present another three-day set of intensive lectures.  This time, the team will be joined by guest instructor Sherrilyn Kenyon, author of the popular Dark Hunter series; she’s […]

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St Louis—ARCHON

| October 3, 2010

This past weekend, Rebecca and I were guests of honor at Archon in St Louis.  The final panels and parties have just finished, we’ve packed up our books and suitcases, and are winding down for the evening (and a departure at 6:15 AM tomorrow). I have been to St Louis only once before, during the […]

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New Dungeons & Dragons story

| July 27, 2010

My new “Dungeons and Dragons” novelette, Oasis of Blood, has just been published as featured fiction on the official D&D website.  It’s set in the Dark Sun universe. http://www.wizards.com/DnD/Article.aspx?x=dnd/drfe/20100727 I wrote this story last fall on the cruise ship, while Rebecca and I were taking a Mediterrranean cruise.  I enjoyed the work very much.  The […]

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