Category Archives: #KCLocal

The First 50 Years

Today I turn 50, and life is pretty good. As I seem to be on an upward trend, I expect it to get even better. The older I get, the less I care what people think about what I’m doing, … Continue reading

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An Evening with Neil Gaiman

Spending An Evening with Neil Gaiman was the experience of a lifetime. He inspired, entertained and made the thousand of us sitting rapt in the dark feel like we were all friends. I took audio of the entire event from … Continue reading

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Review: War by Simon and Manzetti

Beautiful words for an ugly topic—War by Marge Simon and Alessandro Manzetti lay bare the bones of conflict and display them, every detail, for us to examine from the safe confines of our living rooms. Raw, political and very real, … Continue reading

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Productive Week, Suite & Sour Sneaks

I’m starting to acclimate to the full time writing schedule. The last three days have been intensely productive. I started and finished two short stories, a poem and wrote the first chapter to Suite & Sour, the Bitter Suites follow … Continue reading

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Power of the Blurb

I recently came face to face with the power of the blurb. For me, the blurb is something I churn out during the book publishing phase without much thought. Of course I knew it was important. I just didn’t realize … Continue reading

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Thankful for Corpses

Submit your line now for November’s edition of Exquisite Corpse. Send me your line via email—angelayurikosmith@gmail.com with EXQUISITE CORPSE in the subject line. Please add your line and your name to the body of the email. Deadline is this month’s … Continue reading

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Space & Time to Cease?

I just stumbled across a startling announcement: Space and Time Magazine will cease publication after 52 consecutive years. Hildy Silverman, who has been running S&T for the last 12 years, made the announcement two months ago. “I haven’t made this … Continue reading

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When I’m Not Killing People…Fictionally

I worked for regular print newspapers and online publications for years. When I ‘retired’ from that world to play with fiction I found I missed deadlines, interviews and research. The balance that works best for me is mostly fiction, but … Continue reading

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FT Writer Life: Month #2

What’s it like to be a full time writer? That’s like asking what’s it like to be a man or a woman. No one has a definitive answer—it’s different for everyone. I can tell you, however, what it’s like for … Continue reading

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Lies My Bathrobe Tells Me

This week I enjoyed one of the biggest benefits, and pitfalls, of being a work-from-home writer—the bathrobe. The week started with a full load of projects for me. One magazine page layout, a poem, a short story and a newspaper … Continue reading

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