Monthly Archives: November 2012

Excuses, Excuses

Kage Baker always said that she enjoyed Faire partly because it was where she recharged her batteries as a writer. Ideas. characters, plot, landscapes, insane problems and demented solutions – Faire handed them all to her on a plate. All … Continue reading

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One Down –

Kage Baker was an old hand at Hell Week. That is the week before a show opens, the last 7 days to make sure every set is fastened together, every stage manager knows their schedule, all the concessions stands are … Continue reading

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Thorns

Kage Baker got migraines. A lot. I get them too. Not a lot, only now and then. But I have one now. I am peering at the world through black and silver thorns – amazingly decorative, really – and feeling … Continue reading

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I’m Tired and Would Like To Be Grateful

Kage Baker never gave up on me. No matter what I did, or (more likely) failed to do, she was a true and supportive companion. And with the amount of disaster and sheer asininity that has followed me around, that … Continue reading

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Dawn

Kage Baker loved dawns. While she also loved sleeping in, she liked being up to see the dawn. Many mornings that meant getting up to watch the solar rebirth, then toddling back to bed for a couple of extra hours … Continue reading

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Concentration

Kage Baker put her writing before nearly everything else in her life. Writing was what she did – eating, sleeping, traveling, collecting fancy paper holiday collections and heritage tulips, playing Monkey Island compulsively for days on end … all those … Continue reading

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Unusual Personal Aspects of Writing, Part II

Kage Baker loved to write. Not just to compose – the physical act of writing was an entertainment for her;  like Bilbo Baggins, she loved cryptography and cunning alphabets and codes. She loved calligraphy, and was in fact very good … Continue reading

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