Category Archives: Writing

Author on the Couch Interview

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Don’t miss today’s interview of me by Abbie Roads in her Author on the Couch series, where she asks in-depth question of writers about what makes them tick, what doesn’t, and why. Abbie Roads is the author of Race the … Continue reading

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J. C. Conway Newsletter Mailing List

If you would like to be notified by email of new releases and/or promotional giveaways or discounts, please sign up to the “J. C. Conway News and Updates” mailing list. I do not barrage my list members with a flood … Continue reading

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Colonization — Generation Ships

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There are countless tales that involve space colony missions moving at sub-light speed, covering the vast distance between stars over the course of hundreds, or even thousands, of years. There are two main options for these extraordinarily long voyages–sleeper ships … Continue reading

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Persons of Interest — Dorothy Davies

Dorothy Davies is one of my favorite publishing editors. She has put together countless themed anthologies for various publishing companies, presently editing anthologies for the Thirteen O’Clock Press imprint of Horrified Press. Dorothy Davies lives on the beautiful Isle of … Continue reading

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Last Day of Short Story Giveaway

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This giveaway has been well received by Amazon readers. Muphy’s Traverse was within the top 20 30-minute free reads all day Saturday, and Bingham’s Deep Woods Fairies reached a similar position in the Teen and Young Adult category, with a … Continue reading

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Plot

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The things that happen in a story. We’ve all experienced stories with terrific plots. We’ve all been disappointed by (or simply tolerated) weak plots. One quote that emphasizes the importance and place of plot is attributed to George Lucas: “Storytelling … Continue reading

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Weekend Short Story Giveaway

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Two of my short stories will be available free for Kindle this weekend, March 11-12, 2017, to mark the release of my new novel, Towers of Earth. One story is Bingham’s Deep Woods Fairies, a fantasy tale about Carolyn, a young … Continue reading

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Persons of Interest — Ann Leckie

Ann Leckie is the author of the Hugo, Nebula, and Arthur C. Clarke Award winning novel Ancillary Justice. For a discussion of the book in audio format, which I had the pleasure of experiencing, see the post An Audio-Book Treat–Ann Leckie’s … Continue reading

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Persons of Interest — John Steinbeck

John Steinbeck (2/27/1902–12/20/1968) is a well-known American author and needs no introduction. Most folks in the United States have read at least one of his stories in high school (for instance his novellas, The Pearl and Of Mice and Men … Continue reading

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Dialogue

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People talk. So do characters. I love well-crafted dialogue. I also enjoy writing dialogue. Sometimes, my first draft of a scene will be a string of spoken sentences back and forth. What people say, and how they say it, means … Continue reading

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