Monthly Archives: February 2012

What You Can’t Write About

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All writers feel the need to be able to write about the entire gamut of emotions, everything that we plop into that pile we call “the human condition.” Of course, that makes sense. Regardless of genre, form or theme, everything …

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Preparing the Next Tour

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In one month from now, I’ll be back in Cambodia. Need I tell you how excited I am? This trip will be different from last year’s trip, though. Last year I was in full-on promotion mode, doing as many interviews, …

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How to Read Poetry Aloud

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Here’s a post I’ve been meaning to write for a while. How do you effectively read poetry aloud? This is something I do rather often these days, either at my own readings where I will go on for up to …

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A Birthday

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This is a very personal, though short, post, so if you’re not into that sort of thing, look away now….. But it must be noted that my baby, my youngest child, turns 21 tomorrow. Astonishing, in so many ways. He’s …

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Dealing with the Cold

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It’s as cold in London as I can remember, and I’ve lived here now for well over twenty years. This is the sort of cold I remember from New England in the ’80’s.  The sort of cold you’re happy to …

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The Process: Onward to Draft 2

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People often ask me how I write, what my process is, and I’ve tried throughout the many years of this blog to tell you straight. So here is the next instalment on the development of Novel 3. To bring recent …

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Math and Me

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Okay, so I lie. Let’s face it…math and I have never been friends. It’s probably because of my basic mathematical ineptitude that I didn’t pursue science professionally in the first place. But that doesn’t stop me from being fascinated by …

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Science and Me

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I love science, and my foray into merging the line between literature and science has brought me into contact with all sorts of fascinating people and interesting concepts. My first novel, Tangled Roots, had much to do with physics and …

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