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Nanowrimo’s Almost Over

Originally posted on Dr. Doyle's Blog:
And so is my Thanksgiving/Winter Heating Season quickie sale, which ends at midnight on Sunday the 26th of November. As always, you can make the purchase for yourself or as a gift for…

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Uncle Tom’s SERE

Was Uncle Tom’s Cabin written by a feminine hand? No, it was written by Harriet Beecher’s toe. For years, pretty much all I knew about Uncle Tom’s Cabin, the novel, was that it existed.  Important in the social history of … Continue reading

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An Early Opportunity

Originally posted on Dr. Doyle's Blog:
In honor of Nanowrimo, and of the onset of the winter heating season,† I’ll be running a seasonal sale on editorial and critique services from now through the end of Thanksgiving weekend.? My…

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A Not Entirely Disinterested Public Service Announcement

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Fantasy writer Jo Walton is running a Kickstarter for Scintillation, a small convention to be held – provided the Kickstarter succeeds — in 2018 in Montreal. Jo (who deservedly often has Homeric epithets…

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Doubling Down

All too often these days we read or hear in the news, “[Name of politician] doubled down on his earlier remarks…” So what does it mean to “double down”? The term comes from the world of gambling, specifically from the … Continue reading

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A Brace of Peeves

Originally posted on Dr. Doyle's Blog:
Because sometimes they come in matched sets. Peeve One:  Criteria is a plural, dammit.  The singular is criterion.  (The word is Greek in origin – the –on ending is a clue.) Peeve Two:…

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Some Useful Thoughts from Outside the Field

Originally posted on Dr. Doyle's Blog:
Eric Owyoung is a composer and musician who performs with his band as Future of Forestry.? Like many another creative type, he also does teaching gigs (hey, my co-author and I have done…

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Peeve of the Day

Originally posted on Dr. Doyle's Blog:
Listen up, people. I keep reading bits of narrative lately where a character who’s walking around aimlessly or randomly is described as “milling about.” No. Milling about is not something one person does,…

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A Truth Universally Acknowledged

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From the Sibling Cabal’s No Story Is Sacred podcast, this trenchant observation – now with accompanying graphic – is available for purchase on mugs and more at Redbubble.

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Sometimes It’s an Analog Problem

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For the past few days, I’ve been having really bad audio playback problems on my desktop computer – sounds dropping out, sounds being fuzzy, dialogue on videos suddenly becoming harder to follow.? Because…

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