Monthly Archives: October 2014

Other Plans

Kage Baker took, as part of her basic philosophy, the statement:  Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans. She thought that was pretty much self-evident, in fact; so obviously accurate that it was largely overlooked, … Continue reading

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Heat Broken, Weather Fixed

Kage Baker considered it a great good fortune in her life that she was born in an English-speaking country. It wasn’t chauvinism, or even patriotism; there are better ways to practice one’s patriotism, and she figured that paying her taxes … Continue reading

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Back Home

Kage Baker usually collapsed after a long car trip. Eight hours on the road is wearying, even when you’re the passenger. It’s hard on the navigator, too – especially any navigator who had to work with me – so just … Continue reading

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The Window

Kage Baker needed to be able to see the world while she wrote. She always had her desk close to a window, wherever we lived; the point was to provide a contrast to whatever world she was building on the … Continue reading

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Meditating On Spam.

Kage Baker rather liked Spam. Not porn, which must constitute at least 95% of all unsolicited email. Porn bored her, unless someone came up with something really weird and amusing – but no one ever did, really. Mass mailings are … Continue reading

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A Vot’ress of Her Order

Kage Baker always told me – to be a writer, you must write. Just that – sit down and write something. Anything. Gibberish, if that’s all that comes to mind – it worked for James Joyce, she would always point … Continue reading

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Another Adventure

Kage Baker never trusted the Internet. Not really. She adored the conductivity and the vast scope of its content – other worlds, right there at one’s fingertips! She felt it was the best device for the convenience of writers ever … Continue reading

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