Author Archives: jamesdmacdonald

How Long Did It Take You to Write That?

Originally posted on Dr. Doyle's Blog:
This is one of those questions, like “Where do you get your ideas?”, that people will keep asking writers – and like the question about ideas, it’s one that doesn’t have an answer,…

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Boskone, Day Two

Originally posted on Dr. Doyle's Blog:
Jim Macdonald and I have a reading at 1 PM in Griffin, here in the Westin hotel, and we’re going to be reading a brand-new, just-finished short story . . . one that…

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I Think It’s a Rule

Originally posted on Dr. Doyle's Blog:
If you’re driving into Boston from out of town, you have to get lost at least once on Massachusetts Avenue. Normally, our GPS navigator saves us from this, but the rules caught up…

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Still Snowbound in the North Country

Originally posted on Dr. Doyle's Blog:
The current snow depth, as indicated by the height of the snow cap on the top of our bird feeder: And it’s still snowing. At least we should have decent driving weather tomorrow…

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Why Magicians Don’t Get Second Dates

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The Unified Doyle & Macdonald Boskone Schedule

Originally posted on Dr. Doyle's Blog:
Debra Doyle and James D. Macdonald AutographingSaturday 14:00 – 15:00, Galleria (We’ll be autographing alongside Ken MacLeod and Charles Stross, a couple of overseas guests from the UK, so if you’ve got anything…

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Snowbound

Originally posted on Dr. Doyle's Blog:
At least until the driveway gets shoveled clear.? Which is going to be a task which is not mine. And we have more snow predicted for mid-week.? Fortunately, Friday is projected to be…

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Magic Shop Needs Help

To all my terrific customers! Just got this note from our pal David Oliver. I am asking every one of you as a favor to one who has always been a friend and mentor to all magicians, Denny Haney, to … Continue reading

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Peeve(s) of the Day

Originally posted on Dr. Doyle's Blog:
Because this is a season for feeling peevish about so very many things. Peeve #1:? The phrase is not “been through the ringer” – it’s “been (or put) through the wringer”, with a…

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I Like Reality…

…I live there.  It’s where I keep my stuff.   Now comes the news that Trump pressured Park Service to find proof for his claims about inauguration crowd On the morning after Donald Trump’s inauguration, acting National Park Service director … Continue reading

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