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Secondary Characters: More Than Just a Pretty Face

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by Melissa Snark In literature, the majority of characters fall into one of three categories: Primary: the hero, the heroine, the protagonist, the antagonist. Secondary: the hero’s best friend, wife, boss, sister or brother, mother or father. Fringe: the mailman, … Continue reading


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Excerpt: November Elf

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It’s November again, so an appropriate time for an excerpt of my story, November Elf, published in November 1012 at Hogglepot. The story begins as follows: I paused between the office and the parking lot to appreciate the feel and smell … Continue reading

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Hugo Ballots Now In

Voting is now closed for the 2013 Hugo Awards. Members of LoneStarCon 3, the World Science Fiction Society 2013 Annual Convention, have cast their ballots and the winners will be announced in one month at the Hugo Awards Ceremony, Sunday, … Continue reading

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Congratulations to 2013 Campbell Award Nominees

The John W. Campbell Award nominees were announced yesterday along with the 2013 Hugo Award nominees. The John W. Campbell Award is not a Hugo Award. It is an award sponsored by Dell Magazine to be given to the best … Continue reading

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Hugo Award Nominees for 2013 Announced

The 2013 Hugo Award final nominees for best works in Science Fiction and Fantasy in 2012 were announced today at 3 p.m. Central Time. The Nominees for BEST NOVEL (from 1113 ballots) are: 2312 by Kim Stanley Robinson (Orbit) Blackout … Continue reading

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Excerpt: November Elf at Hogglepot

Here is an excerpt from “November Elf.” This is the transition. Up until this point, the story has been a traditional first-person past tense. But memory, especially with this character, is a tricky thing. And at his age it’s just … Continue reading

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December 31 Deadline for Two Wolfsinger Press Anthology Submissions

WolfSinger Publications is preparing two anthologies with December 31, 2012 deadlines: Tails from the Front Line and Different Dragons: Different Dragons, edited by Dana Bell, seeks stories about dragons with a twist in almost any genre. Research your dragons and … Continue reading

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Mystic Signals Issue 16 Released

The 16th Issue of Mystic Signals, edited by Carol Hightshoe, is now available in print at Amazon.com for $12.00. The pdf version will be available soon. Mystic Signals includes all stories published in The Lorelei Signal and Sorcerous Signals as well as 2 print exclusive stories. In … Continue reading

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“November Elf” at Hogglepot

My short story, “November Elf,” is now available to read at the online magazine, Hogglepot, edited by Brooke Johnson. “November Elf” is a 924-word modern fantasy tale of a middle-age man struggling with forgetfulness when he encounters a modern elf downtown under unlikely circumstances. Hogglepot is … Continue reading

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The J. C. Conway Interview at The Thiessen Review

My interview appeared today in The Thiessen Review, edited by Katie Griffiths. The site is dedicated to books, including reviews, interviews, reading challenges and other features. Its name is an allusion to ‘The Night Circus’ by Erin Morgenstern–Herr Thiessen is one … Continue reading

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