Stubborn persistence pays off, as Heinlein teaches us. Can I have a Hallelujah to that? All the way back in 2009, when my marriage was only four years old, and I wasn’t even a father yet, we took a trip to the mid-Atlantic island of Sao Miguel. The volcanic beauty and verdant exuberance of the…

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Als mijn bezoek aan LonCon3 een Kickstarter-campagne was geweest, stond ik nu te klappen en juichen en beloningen op te sturen, want mijn stretch goals, hoe impliciet ook, zijn allemaal binnen. Bescheiden Plannen Toegegeven: mijn verwachtingen van de Con waren bescheiden. Een paar interessante discussiepanels bijwonen, handtekeningen incasseren van Christopher Priest en Robert Silverberg (foto) in enkele van mijn oudste…

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A long, rambling mission statement in which I admit I that need your help WARNING: This post contains writerly soul-baring and navel-staring. Never surrender When it comes to writing, I am my own worst enemy. I found a discussion thread on the forum page of my online writers group Codex yesterday, posing the question most writers…

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So why, I hear you ask, are you all dancing around Grayson Bray Morris? The answer is a tad involved, I’m afraid. Yes, it is true that last weekend was supposed to be a (semi-) serious writers’ retreat, with critiquing, writing exercizes, lots of laughter, and good food. And it was all that, in at…

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