Author Archive > Wendy Wagner

A 31st without metrics

While everyone settles down with their top-10 lists and their end of the year wordcount roundups, I’m here to offer you a happy, healthy last day of 2015 without a single data point. This year, I’m not looking over my lists of submissions. I’m not counting rejections or acceptances, not adding up the number of […]

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NaNoWriMo Recipes

When you’re on a deadline–or doing a big project, like NaNoWriMo–it’s important to keep yourself well-nourished without making a bunch of dirty dishes. You’ll find yourself tempted to order a lot of pizza, but let’s face it, that’s not a good long-term choice. You need power food when you’re creating! Veggies! Fiber-rich grains! Lean proteins! […]

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It is a story of many, but begins with one

Twin Peaks is a sprawling saga of the weird, the dark, and the wonderful. It smashes teen angst and small town politics up against a spiked wall of supernatural evil and serves it up with a strange sense of humor that even today makes me laugh. Despite its short run and disastrous ending, it stands as […]

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Sketchpunks: a guest post from Fran Wilde

Fran Wilde is a longtime friend of the Inkpunks and a fellow fountain pen junkie. And she also writes cool books about a  kickass mom! Needless to say, it’s a delight to have her here on the blog. Sketchpunks Last August, I stood in a corner of Westminster Abbey — near Newton’s grave — while […]

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Eye Protein and the Furiously Blue Curtains

I am obsessed with Fury Road. My brain keeps returning to small moments of it, revisiting images I liked, chuckling over clever lines. (I can’t stop saying “Oh, what a day! What a lovely day!”) And to feed my obsession, I can not stop reading articles and blog posts and reviews about the movie. One that […]

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Listen to the Mustn’ts

A few years ago, I went to the Rainforest Writers Retreat and started a novel. I’d been thinking about the book for a year or so, and I knew Lake Quinault would be the perfect backdrop for writing it. I got up early, drank a lot of coffee, stared out at the lake or sat […]

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With A Little Help . . . : Guest post from Darusha Wehm

Here’s a big Inkpunk welcome to Darusha Wehm, who is taking time out from promoting her new novel, Children of Arkadia, to shares a little about what it’s like to work with an editor. ****** I’m a bit of a loner. When I was in school, I don’t know which phrase terrified me more: “team sports” […]

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Guest Post from David Walton: What Makes Quantum Physics Fun

Today’s guest post is from our friend David Walton. I was lucky enough to meet David through the Codex Writers’ Group, and I have to say, I’m very excited about his new SF novel, Superposition, which digs into some of the exciting physics that he discusses here.   They say that truth can be stranger […]

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Write Like A Stark: guest post by Steve Bein

Our guest post this week is another reminder to keep focused on your writing and keep your chin up. It’s from our friend Steve Bein, whose newest novel, Disciple of the Wind, is due out April 7th. Winter is coming. These are the words of House Stark, and in my opinion they’re pretty good advice for up-and-coming […]

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The Great Con Question — guest post from M. K. Hutchins

Here’s a guest post from novelist M. K. Hutchins. I met M. K. through the Codex Writers online group, which has been a wonderful resource for me over the years. It’s an organization for writers to share resources and experiences as they develop their craft and business sense. It’s a great organization with no dues–the […]

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