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Sunday, January 27, 2008

Work / Life Balance

Work / Life Balance. It’s a common theme in both life and writing, something that affects everyone. I recently participated in a Webinar that added some extra dimensions to this concept. The definition of balance implies that these are the only two things that you are trying to juggle. The reality is that both of these deceptively simple words encompass significantly more. (more…)

posted by David at 12:28 am  

Saturday, January 19, 2008

The Face of Science Fiction in Canada…

I’ve been a member of the bar at Baen and interacted with the people in the Science Fiction community long before The Gender Divide was published. I seldom have the time to visit the bar now, something that I miss. However, I have been fortunate enough to ‘meet’ many new people through the process of becoming a published author.

I’ve never actually met any of these people in person though. Through the magic of the Internet, I’ve been able to correspond with people all over the world. (more…)

posted by David at 11:50 am  

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Happily Ever After… Or Not?

WARNING! This blog contains possible spoilers for The Gender Divide.

Happily Ever After is a common theme in romance novels, so much so that many of the forums and sites that discuss romance novels refer to it using the acronym HEA.

Although not a romance writer, I have to admit that I am a big fan of Happily Ever After. Part of that may be due to my personality but I also think that it’s inherent in the medium of entertainment. That element of escapism in entertainment is what makes it so popular. (more…)

posted by David at 12:54 am  

Monday, January 14, 2008

Amazon’s Kindle - My 2¢ Worth

Amazon’s Kindle debuted almost two months ago to great fanfare, managing to capture the cover of Newsweek. A Google search for “Amazon Kindle” takes only 0.22 seconds to return 4,050,000 search results, although it would take you considerably longer to read them. I have only read a few of these articles and reviews, but a consensus quickly emerges that Amazon got it right in terms of Access but failed in terms of Design. (more…)

posted by David at 1:17 am  

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