Category Archives: Janis Patterson

Don’t Call Me – I’ll Call You

by Janis Patterson I have been accused – and pretty much rightly so – of being a Luddite. Technology for the sake of technology has never attracted me, especially when it interferes with my life. Now I love my computer, … Continue reading

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Of Men and Monsters

by Janis Patterson Not too long ago one of the radio shows we listen to gave the history of Andrew Kehoe, who on May 8, 1927 went on a mass killing spree. A strange sort of man, he was a … Continue reading

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Stalking Ideas

by Janis Patterson One of the questions authors are asked the most is “Where do you find your ideas?” – as if ideas were rare and wondrous things as difficult to discover as flawless emeralds. As far as I and … Continue reading

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The Terrible, Necessary, Unavoidable Triumvirate

by Janis Patterson In last month’s blog I talked about musery, and how the concept of a mythological goddess whispering ideas and words into a writer’s shell-like ear was a catch-all used to combine the rock-bottom basics of inspiration, imagination … Continue reading

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Musery, or Conversations With A Goddess

by Janis Patterson On one of my writers’ loops the other day a bunch of us were lamenting the fact that we all couldn’t just write and leave the business side of publishing to someone else. These days however you … Continue reading

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Ooooh, Shiny!

by Janis Patterson I’ll admit it. I have a short attention span. I’m all too ready to be distracted by something new and different. Which, incidentally, is why I don’t particularly like series – either writing or reading. I want … Continue reading

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Setting Chaos Right

by Janis Patterson Admittedly, there is something strange about those who spend a great deal of their time in thinking up ways to do away with another of their fellow beings. Someone once wrote that a person who repeatedly tries … Continue reading

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