Author Archives: Marion

Rejection, Part Two: Rage in Private

Now you’ve just survived a discouraging rejection, and you want to vent. Of course you do, and of course you should. You have writing friends who understand that providing support is part of the process. To them, you can say … Continue reading

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Rejection, Part One: Some Thoughts

I’ve gotten plenty of rejections, so I think I can speak with some authority on this subject, and I plan to. This post was inspired by yet another story about a writer who confronted an editor. I’m going to call … Continue reading

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Monday, October 9, 2017

We woke up about six-forty-five Monday morning, because the rookery of crows about a mile away was raising its usual ruckus. They all start, cawing and squawking, for about fifteen minutes, before they fly off in various groups to their … Continue reading

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Killjoys; A Pleasure

You may have gathered that I like the Syfy show Killjoys. I wrote about hackmods; I wore a Feminist Killjoy T-shirt at HawaiiCon. (A guy said, “It’s nice to see the RAC represented.”) Killjoys is a space opera conceived by … Continue reading

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Orphan Black; Which Sestra Had the Greatest Growth?

Orphan Black completed its run with the Season Five finale. The showrunners and the astonishingly versatile Tatiana Maslany managed to complete the story, wrap up loose ends and bring us out on a note of hope and female autonomy. Along … Continue reading

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Breathe In; SF, Science and the Sacred

Breathe in. Pay attention to how your chest, your shoulders, your lungs feel. Breathe out. Feel the air move against the sides of your throat, your nostrils. In your mind, do you separate those two actions, breathing in and breathing … Continue reading

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Starting 61

One way to celebrate your 61st birthday is to be in Hawaii when it occurs. My birthday fell during HawaiiCon, so I was in Hawaii anyway. A few things made this year’s birthday exceptionable beyond being in a subtropical paradise. … Continue reading

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We Interrupt Scandinavia to Bring You– HawaiiCon!

2017 is the year I travel to islands that have active volcanoes. Last week I went to the big island in Hawaii for HawaiiCon. This year’s writer guest of honor was Nnedi Okorafor; basically that’s worth the price of admission … Continue reading

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Time for Some Product Evaluation

I bought two items new, solely to take to Finland and Iceland, and I’m taking a break from travelogue to discuss them. I bought this Osgoode Murphy purse at Silk Moon. It’s leather, with a long strap so it can … Continue reading

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Iceland; Fun Facts

Our Gray Line tour guide asked us to call him G, because his full name was difficult for tourists to pronounce. On our ride back to Reykjavik, he shared a few fun facts about this northern island nation. –Historically, Iceland … Continue reading

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