Monthly Archives: January 2014

The Same Mistakes

Skip down to ROW80 with me! I’m a teacher. Other than being a mom, that’s my day-job. Over the past thirty years, I’ve taught a number of subjects. My first experience at teaching came at age twelve when I started … Continue reading

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Sexuality and Diversity

When did Hollywood stop giving new television shows a chance to breathe and gain an audience before killing them after only a few episodes? I understand they need to make money, but their first priority should be to make a … Continue reading

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The Race Card

My WIP is set on a human-colonized world about a thousand years in the future. Humans from all over the Earth were part of the original colony 500 years ago (er…from now?) and even more diverse people emigrated to the … Continue reading

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SciFi Q of the Day: Foiled Again

SciFi Question of the Day: Your evil plot to take over the world has been foiled. Who do you blame? Facebook Answers:   Christopher Dorda Read the list! The Evil Overlord List! http://dorda.ca/evil-overlord-list/ Evil Overlord List dorda.ca The Top 100 Things I’d Do … Continue reading

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Let Me Count the Ways

How do I count editing? I like writing rough drafts. I like reading my finished, polished product. Everything in the middle… Ugh. Work. Well, it’s not all that bad. Although I’d rather be flat-out producing words on the page, there … Continue reading

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The Fall of the Adelaide Faire

Warning: This post contains spoilers for several of my Kingdom Come novels, which are not yet published. Heck, some of them are only in rough draft or outline form. Maybe it’s the kind of post that should be kept private, … Continue reading

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Pshaw!

In the middle of a twittersation a year or so ago, one writer friend asked “What do you call a girl who ditches her Prom to go have sex?” Another writer friend answered “Normal?” Although she was joking, she and … Continue reading

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Money!

Tuesday was a major milestone in my writing career. I received monetary payment for a story I wrote! Although I have several stories published in anthologies and a magazine, all the ones out there so far have been freebies. I’m … Continue reading

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Jo Didn’t Marry Laurie

This post includes spoilers for a book that came out in 1868. It’s also been made into a movie several times over. If you don’t want to spoil the book or the movies, stop yourself now. I feel a special … Continue reading

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Boom Shaka Laka Baby

I wrote more than 156,000 words over November and December. During NaNoWriMo I wrote about 60,000 which was almost all of Part I of my novel. I kept writing, diving into Part II. It turned out to be more than … Continue reading

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