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I Know Why Nero Fiddled

I also know that that probably didn’t happen. But whatever its authenticity, the image of the emperor playing the fiddle while Rome burned endures. In common usage, it means ‘to occupy oneself with unimportant matters and neglect priorities during a crisis.’ Like rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic. But it’s not rearranging the deck … Continue reading

What I Will Do Today

Tomorrow, I will march. But today I will do those things that give my life meaning. Continue reading

Wanna Read My Novel?

It’s got magic, adventure, romance, intrigue. Continue reading

The Limits of Argument

In my experience, if you actually want to change someone’s mind, the best you can do is plant a seed and hope it takes root. And to do that, you have to find common ground to plant it in. It’s surprisingly easy to do if you start from a position of respect. Continue reading

You Don’t Have to Attend Clarion to Be a Real Writer

You don’t *need* to go to Clarion or Clarion West if you want to be a writer. But it sure as hell helps. Continue reading

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