Writing and Holidays

- by Victoria Janssen

Writers take holidays? Is that possible? Some writers write every day, no matter what; some, like me, take time off now and again. The winter holidays (for me Christmas and the New Year) are, for me, a time of genuine vacation, when I visit family who live far away. Except on rare occasions, I do […]

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Non-Attendance Can Also Be Useful!

- by Victoria Janssen

Due to scheduling issues, I wasn’t able to attend NINC’s fabulous conference last month…but that turned out to be…not so bad. (Hush, I’m convincing myself!) I would have loved to go. But since I couldn’t, here are a few advantages to non-attendance: 1. I was able to follow comments about the conference, as it happened, […]

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The Circle of (Convention) Life

- by Victoria Janssen

Shortly after this post goes live, I’ll be on a train from Philadelphia to Washington, D.C. so I may attend CapClave, sponsored by the Washington Science Fiction Association. It’s a fairly small conference if you’re used to behemoths like Dragon Con. CapClave usually features one track of panels and one of readings, as well as […]

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Sometimes, you need comics.

- by Victoria Janssen

I read a lot. I’m a writer, it’s a vital part of what you might call my Continuing Education Credit. Lately, I’ve been returning to comics. Part of that is due to all the superhero movies that came out this summer, most of which I saw. Those movies reminded me of how devoted I was […]

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