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The Bard and the bridge of the Enterprise (or Why a Scifi Nerd Loves Shakespeare)

Yesterday I announced my New Year’s resolution to read the complete works of Shakespeare in 2012. Two points to clear up about that: what Shakespeare has to do with my science/science fiction/fantasy nerdiness and the story of what lead to … Continue reading

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Blame it on Charlie Rose: A nerd’s 2012 Shakespeare resolution

So, I’ve been pondering New Year’s resolutions and decided what one of them will be: to read the complete works of Shakespeare. Why? Blame it on Charlie Rose, the hero of my better self, who with his passion, gentle humor … Continue reading

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Zombies & Supernatural: When Spooky Seeps Into Your Psyche

So…maybe I’ve been working a bit too long on writing zombie stories. And much too into Supernatural. I just saw an ad for a restaurant—a photo of barbeque ribs—and the first thought that came to mind was: Ew. Look at … Continue reading

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Nerdist.com Writers Panel 8 Podcast: #1 on my list

Okay. So, I’m late in talking about Nerdist.com and in listening to the podcast Nerdist Writers Panel #8 from June 12, 2011. (Been slaving away at finishing up my zombie novel, so not much free time.) But now that I’ve … Continue reading

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Nerd Writes on Twitter

Spent part of the long weekend starting a new Twitter account (how many is this that I have now? too many? not possible! well…maybe) just for Nerd Writes. Why? Well… I have another relatively new Twitter account for my purely … Continue reading

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Strange Dreams, Koontz and (briefly) King – Part 2

Back to the review for Koontz’s most recent and another trend that puts pressure on some authors to write faster and publish more often. The Publishers Weekly reviewer compares Koontz’s novel What the Night Knows to the movie “Fallen.” I’d … Continue reading

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Strange Dreams, Koontz and (briefly) King – Part 1

Lately, I haven’t been sleeping well. It seems every time I get into REM sleep, I wake up halfway through the dream. Last night, people (I don’t know who they were) were hanging around me (in some unknown location) and … Continue reading

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