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Why This Blog?

I have two great loves I plan to honor through this experiment: Writing and teaching writing. Two lesser affections, reading awareness and chewing the fat about the writing art/business, will creep in here and there. Your comments, questions, and suggestions are solicited, and those deemed useful will appear here. If you have something really nasty to say, it will be read by me but will not appear, unless, as I wrote above, it's useful.

To my fellow scribblers, please see what you can contribute to the effort here. My way of doing things is not the only way and this blog will certainly benefit by a variety of views.

It will be trying for some, but please leave your politics at the door. You won't change anyone's mind by spleen venting or snide asides, however such would overshadow whatever useful you might contribute.

If you can, keep it short.

Writing tip of the day: Keep manuscripts in the mail; If the editor can't see it, he or she can't buy it.
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What About This Blog?

For writers & readers. For writers, this is stuff I've learned, am in the process of discovering, and stuff that is imparted to me by other writers. For readers, I believe the more one knows about what goes into the writing of a story, and into the life of being a writer, the more one appreciates an author's writings.

This is a two-way blog. Your comments on the blogs are welcome, as are your questions. Comments on blogs can be made directly on each blog entry. For questions and comments not related to specific blogs, use the eMail link below.

Barry B. Longyear is the first writer to win the Hugo, Nebula, and John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer all in the same year. In addition to his acclaimed Enemy Mine Series, his works include the Circus World and Infinity Hold series, Sea of Glass, other SF & fantasy novels, recovery and writing instruction works, and numerous short stories.