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An Interview with Author Zachry Wheeler, Part 2

Science fiction novelist Zachry Wheeler is a web applications developer and self-professed nerd who also writes nonfiction articles for BrewChief.com and HerringtonPost.com. You’ll find him on his website ZachryWheeler.com and at SFF conferences throughout the Southwestern United States (see his

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Seek, Study, Practice to Tell Your Stories

As we continue to strive, we seek those stories that we simply have to tell; and we study, so that we have the knowledge we need to tell them. Then we practice, so that we can tell them the best

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Dear Holiday Heroes: Thank You

Heroes come in many forms. Teachers shoulder a huge responsibility to impact the younger generation in a positive way. Nurses work too many hours to provide care for the sick and injured. Law enforcement officers, firefighters, paramedics and other rescue

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Posted in Just Because

Procrastinate to Fuel Your Writing, Tip #1: Chocolate Wars

Some insist procrastination is a dirty word. But I say, “One writer’s procrastination is another writer’s research.” Have you ever left your keyboard in search of a snack, and found yourself staring at the inside of the fridge (for the

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Reading and Creating

As you read a book word by word and page by page, you participate in its creation, just as a cellist playing a Bach suite participates, note by note, in the creation, the coming-to-be, the existence, of the music. And,

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Saying “Yes” to Saying “No”

Today is my last day as webmaster for SouthWest Writers (SWW). Tomorrow I’ll begin a semi-sabbatical for the remainder of the year. Not a rest from everything, just from taking on new responsibilities. A sabbatical, I suppose, from saying “yes.”

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Book Review: Apocalypta Z by Maer Wilson

Apocalypta Z by Maer Wilson A Book Review by Carol Holland March This is one of the few zombie books I have read recently since generally I am turned off by the blood and gore and the lurid descriptions of

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Why Writers Write: Kathy Kitts

by Kathy Kitts In Poets & Writers Magazine, they have a column titled “Why We Write.” I enjoy reading what the guest authors have to say and how they interpret the questions. Today, I would like to respond. I believe

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SFWA Short Story Qualifying Markets for Speculative Fiction: 2016

This article is a major update of one of my most popular posts, “14 SFWA Short Story Qualifying Markets for Speculative Fiction.” Several markets have been added, others removed from the original list due to closures, and pertinent submission information

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Posted in Call for Submissions

Creativity: Crushing and Glorious

Creativity is a crushing chore and a glorious mystery. The work wants to be made, and it wants to be made through you. ~ Elizabeth Gilbert

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All who wander are not lost. ~ JRR Tolkien

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