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Writing Ruminations

Writing is such an internal process. Why not make those private ruminations public? This is how stories take shape and grow.

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Location: Happy Valley, Oregon, United States

I've been supporting myself as a writer for many years and am watching the changes in the publishing world with fascination. For me, sharing the craft, teaching, is as creatively satisfying as the writing process itself.

Sunday, April 15, 2007

Horizons Review

My recent SF novel, Horizons, got a really nice review on 'Rambles' an online magazine. The reviewer, Connor O'Connor, did a fabulous job of really understanding all the points I was trying to make. I was thrilled. :-) It think it will be up for awhile, so if you want a very nice, clear idea of what the book is about (no he does not spoil the end), do take a look. http://www.rambles.net:80/rosenblum_hor06.html The ezine itself, Rambles.net is very interesting. I've added it to my bookmarks. http://www.rambles.net/index.html

Friday, April 06, 2007

Locus Interview

I got my Locus Magazine in the mail right before I left and it has my interview in it. Charles Brown did a very nice job of patching out rambling conversation into what comes across as a seamless narrative and certainly doesn't. Glad the picture on the cover is sexy, though. :-) The iside face short didn't survive the printing process. I know it was the third day of the conference but I didn't think I looked THAT bad! I guess the interview will be available on the Locus Website http://www.locusmag.com/ if you don't subscribe to the magazine. (Although if you're seriously writing SF/fantasy you really should subscribe to it. It's a road map to the speculative fiction community).

Back to the Norwescon panels! Off to 'Astrobiology'.

Monday, April 02, 2007

Norwescon Schedule

Well, I'll be at Norwescon at Seatac, WA, this weekend. The programming people have put me on some great panels...I don't know if I'll have time to eat, but I'll have fun.
  • Thursday 5 PM: Contagious Planets : (Is DNA all over the place and just what does that mean anyway?)
  • Thurs. 6 PM: Future of Genetic Engineering: (What is possible? What is not? And what are we going to look like anyway?)
  • Thurs. 7 - 9 PM: Flash Fiction Workshop
  • Friday 10 AM: Astrobiology: (What is it really? )
  • Fri: 4 PM: Space Hotel Design: Engineering and Aesthetics. (Oh boy, my speciality!)
  • Fri: 5 PM: Sanitizing Space Travel: (or...you don't really want to know what you're drinking, do you?)
  • Saturday: 11 AM: Autograph Session
  • Sat: 2 PM: Crossing Gender Lines (Do you really have to hang out in the men's room or dress in drag to do it?)
  • Sat: 4:30 PM: Reading: (I'm going to read from 'Interface' the next SF in progress. Want to visit Europa? Dress warmly. And I'll bring chocolate so be there!)
  • Sat: 6 PM: Can't Someone Just Teach Me All This Writing Stuff? (This one usually brings out some strong opinions. I'm ready to weigh in!)
  • Sat: 9 PM: Creating Emotion Driven SF/F: (I would hope so!)
  • Sunday: 10 AM: Tradeoffs Between Freedom, Security, and Privacy: ('Search Engine' is already coming true. Now you, too, can wear an RFID chip! And will soon...)
  • Sun: 2 PM: Living Upside: Orbital Platforms: (ohboy, another specialty! And no, it's not just another biosphere!)
  • Sunday 3 PM....Mary collapses with exhaustion, but it will be a GOOD exhaustion! Hopefully I'll see you there.