Guest Blogger

The Complicated Mechanics of Stress

No One Answer to a Complicated Subject Last week, we went over the question of stress affecting one’s creative writing. Speaking for my own personal life experience (which is the only point of view I can offer our readers) I made the observations that extreme mental and emotional stress impairs […]

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Does Stress Affect Your Writing?

Stress vs Creative Writing – No One Wins When Dennis told me this morning he didn’t have any ideas on what to write about in this week’s blog, I immediately thought of something that would be a good topic to share with our audience. The topic of stress and creative […]

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The Art of the Brick

Yesterday, Kris and I were lucky enough to be invited by The Left Coast Mahjong, Art Show and Lego Cabal (friends of ours through Loscon) to go to “The Art of The Brick” exhibit at the California Science Center  https://californiasciencecenter.org/ “The Art of the Brick” is a traveling Lego exhibition […]

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Engaging All Your Senses to Create Your World

In my first post in this series, I wrote about why the environment you write in is important and how and where you find this most important place.  In the second part, I delved into taking that environment and making it more a part of your world, so to speak, […]

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Where You Write Becomes Your World

Still Chasing Dragonflies Hello, it’s Kristine again. Dennis is getting a much-deserved break and gearing up for this coming week’s GLAWS Writer’s Conference, so I’m back with a more in-depth look at last week’s topic of The Natural Habitat of the Wild Writer. Actually, he better be careful or I’ll […]

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The Natural Habitat of the Wild Writer

Meanwhile, While Dennis is out Dragonfly Hunting… Hi all. It’s Kristine Cherry again, coming to you from the Dragonfly Temple. What is that, you may ask? It’s a reference not only to my work-in-progress trilogy entitled, “The Dragonfly Temple Chronicles”, but also what I call my writing space in our […]

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What Inspires Me, Part 4: The Early Years.

So where did it all start?  Particularly, what inspired me to want to write science fiction?  Perhaps this should have been part one, but I just thought of it. The earliest shows I can remember watching – and I mean back when I was four or five – were “Astro […]

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Faking It

I’ve been seeing a lot of ads on Facebook for vegan plant-based meat products.  They don’t particularly interest me, I’m a meat-eating, barbequing, Meatiator, Montague’s All Meat Marvel, Baconator, meatavore kind of guy.  But if someone else wants to graze, that’s fine by me. What I don’t understand is that […]

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The Great Escape (to Oxnard)

I’ve often mentioned that sometimes my life feels like nothing but work, write, sleep, work, write, sleep.  Since the lockdown, there has been little to go out and do.  But with restrictions starting to loosen, especially in Ventura County, we decided to go out and celebrate Kris getting a new […]

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Honey for my honey

Hello. This week’s blog is being written by me, Kristine, Dennis’s wife. That’s because this week’s blog is about honey. Once upon a time, Dennis and I had a home in Reseda, CA. We took lots of walks in the evenings around the neighborhood in those 16 years and got […]

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