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The Hidden Nature of Wanting Things

The Hidden Nature of Wanting Things

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Here’s a realization that stopped me in my tracks recently: sometimes, when I crave something, what I really desired is not the thing itself, but to have the need for it go away.

Maybe that sounds like two versions of the same thing, but when I reflect that there are often a lot of ways to making a need for something go away without getting the thing itself, then the game begins to change.

To…

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Codexians Sweep Original 4 Nebula Awards

Codexians Sweep Original 4 Nebula Awards

I have the great fortune to rub virtual elbows with any number of exceptional writers in Codex Writers’ Group, which I founded back in 2004 by creating an online forum and inviting fellow writers from Orson Scott Card’s Literary Boot Camp and the Writers of the Future workshop. This week the four original categories (Best Novel, Best Novelette, Best Novella, and Best Short Stories) of the Nebula…

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James Maxey: Mere Excitement is Vastly Overrated

James Maxey: Mere Excitement is Vastly Overrated

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James Maxey is the most unrelentingly quotable person I’ve ever met. I complained about this to him the other day in the course of asking permission to post the below. He gave me his blessing to post and mentioned he’d be likely to expand on what he said soon on his own site (see link, below).

“Even I find myself quotable,” he said. The bastard.

Anyway, in a recent writing group discussion, we…

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A Strange Subculture Term Every Day on Twitter

To celebrate the publishing of the second, expanded, newly illustrated edition of my book Talk the Talk: The Slang of 67 American Subcultures…

A Strange Subculture Term Every Day on Twitter

To celebrate the publishing of the second, expanded, newly illustrated edition of my book Talk the Talk: The Slang of 67 American Subcultures…

Lon Prater reviews the Marshall Plan Novel Writing SoftwareLon Prater kindly agreed to guest post about Marshall Plan novel writing software. Lon is a friend…View Post

Lon Prater reviews the Marshall Plan Novel Writing Software

Lon Prater kindly agreed to guest post about Marshall Plan novel writing software. Lon is a friend…

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Guest Post: The 8 Habits of Highly Successful AuthorsThis guest post is a contribution from author/agent Evan Marshall and Martha Jewett, who together…View Post

Guest Post: The 8 Habits of Highly Successful Authors

This guest post is a contribution from author/agent Evan Marshall and Martha Jewett, who together…

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When Writing Fiction is a Disturbing Occupation
Most of my novel writing recently has been happening on the #86 commuter bus from Richmond to…View Post

When Writing Fiction is a Disturbing Occupation

Most of my novel writing recently has been happening on the #86 commuter bus from Richmond to…

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Still Not Getting to That Goal? Four Essential Factors
I started this blog about four and a half years ago and started doing energetic research into…View Post

Still Not Getting to That Goal? Four Essential Factors

I started this blog about four and a half years ago and started doing energetic research into…

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Tools for Choosing Character Names
In my current novel, my character names have been a mess. I’ve used up hours naming and renaming…View Post

Tools for Choosing Character Names

In my current novel, my character names have been a mess. I’ve used up hours naming and renaming…

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My latest story now live on Daily Science Fiction: Uh .. Guys?

Daily Science Fiction, a free electronic science fiction and fantasy magazine, published my short short story of aliens observing an Earth in peril, “Uh … Guys?” last week for their e-mail subscribers and today free for everyone at http://dailysciencefict…

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