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Maybe Your Scale is Broken

I couldn’t figure out why I was gaining weight. I mean, I had recently been on a trip to New York for a reading. There, I had not eaten particularly well — cereal bars and yogurt with fruit on the … Continue reading

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How to Be Elegant

I hesitated to write this blog post, because its title implies both that I believe myself to be elegant, and that I think I can tell other people how to be so. And that’s not quite true . . . … Continue reading

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Writing as Myself

When I first talked to my agent as an agent, meaning about the possibility of working together, rather than just saying hello at some convention where we were both appearing on panels, he asked me whether I would ever write … Continue reading

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Lost in Transition

I’ve only recently started blogging again. I did not blog all through the fall, for various reasons. One was that I was finishing two books: The Sinister Mystery of the Mesmerizing Girl, which is the final novel in the Athena … Continue reading

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Writing Fairy Tales

This week I’ve been thinking about fairy tales because I just had a collection of short stories and poems come out, all of which are based on fairy tales. And now I’m thinking of them particularly because I’m trying to … Continue reading

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Home from the Sea

This be the verse you grave for me; “Here he lies where he longed to be, Home is the sailor, home from sea, And the hunter home from the hill.” No, I’m not dying — of course not, even though … Continue reading

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The Horns of Elfland

I don’t know why I write fantasy. I mean, I’m pretty sure I write fantasy because as a child I read fantasy. But why was I drawn to fantasy in the first place? When I was a child, all I … Continue reading

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