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No one uses a ribbon typewriter any more, but your final draft is not the time to try to wring a few more sheets out of your inkjet cartridge.
 

Once you've invested hundreds of hours in creating a coherent universe, your story's grown to around a half-million words and can't be written as anything less than a trilogy.
 

One of my great passions is the collection of historical trivia.
 

Short-story writing requires an exquisite sense of balance. Novelists, frankly, can get away with more. A novel can have a dull spot or two, because the reader has made a different commitment.
 

That bedrock faith that I could write was what blinded me to attempts to discourage me.
 

The money can be decent, but I really don't recommend the work-for-hire route as an entry into publishing. Too many things can go wrong.
 

There is nothing that compares to an unexpected round of applause.
 

When I have an idea, it goes from vague, cloudy notion to 100,000 words in a heartbeat.
 

When I'm not writing or tweaking my computer, I do embroidery. When I'm not plunging into the past, tweaking, or embroidering, I'm reading books about history, computers, or embroidery.
 


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