Here and There and Everywhere

My plan is to be at Context Alternate Reality Convention this weekend. I hope I get to attend, because Context is my favorite convention. It’s focused primarily on the written word, where other conventions also (or mostly) feature gaming and costuming. Since writing and reading are my chief occupations, Context is for me!

Even if I don’t manage to make it to Context, I can have a virtual writing convention online by reading the Workshop archives at Beth Anderson’s HOT CLUE website. Great stuff!

Long-time readers (Hi, Mom!) know my obsession with tiny and/or odd houses, so you won’t be surprised at my sending you to this Interview With An Earthbag Architect at Wide Earth Smallholding blog. That’s an Earthbag Architect as opposed to a dirtbag architect. Nobody wants to read an interview with a dirtbag anything. Well, I suppose a dirtbag wannabe might read it to get some pointers.

ANYWAY, here’s an informative and generous post by my beloved Jo Robinson on how to read and access Kindle books if you don’t have a Kindle or an Amazon account. She’s lovely!

Katya will be handling the blog tomorrow, as usual on Caturday Saturday, and I’ll set up an excerpt to post on Sunday.

A WRITING PROMPT FOR YOU: Does your main character prefer a big house or a small house? Why?



I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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One thought on “Here and There and Everywhere

  1. Jane

    September 27, 2013 at 8:44am

    Hi. Smooth sailing, matey!
    I was driving around in an unfamilar area (OK, practically anywhere) and saw another lovely, very steep-gabled house I knew you’d adore. Unfortuantely, no snappies. (We were coming home with fresh beer, after all!)
    Oh Oh! A new beer! Newcastle Werewolf! Newly escaped from Britain, it says here. oh, yes, and “Drink Werewolf Responsibly.” I should think so.

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      Marian Allen

      September 27, 2013 at 8:55am

      OMG — Gives “A hair of the dog that bit you” a whole new meaning!

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  2. Jo

    September 28, 2013 at 1:33am

    You’re a busy bee my friend – enjoy! And thank you for sharing that Kindle link! 🙂

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      Marian Allen

      September 28, 2013 at 6:58am

      Don’t forget: followed by your book’s ISBN or ASIN number redirects to whatever Amazon national page the viewer can buy from. Ask friends in other countries to try it and see where it takes them. <-- I went to the Amazon page for France and grabbed this ASIN. When I use the bookshow URL, it takes me to the book page. Cool, eh?

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