Monthly Archives: April 2015

Edges and Islands All The Way Down

Kage Baker prided herself on giving her stories good names and endings. An evocative title and a snappy last line – she prided herself on those, and would labour over them for hours. She especially detested stories with lying titles … Continue reading

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Edges and Islands VII

Kage Baker could put up with a fair amount of distraction while she wrote. Sometimes. If she was in a good mood. If Harry was singing softly instead of making muttered threats in his Monster Voice. If I was knitting … Continue reading

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Facing It

Kage Baker was a visual person. She interpreted her own thoughts as pictures, or so she said – and how on earth can anyone argue with that? No one else can know for sure what you see in your head … Continue reading

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Having A Good Time In A Bad Place

Kage Baker was possessed of a will of iron, and an adamantine determination. She set her goals and she stuck to them until they were accomplished. Some of them took years to accomplish – but she did it. One of … Continue reading

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Recipes

Kage Baker had a fondness for hands-on science. She was a woman of her hands, herself; fond and fussy of her tools, always more inclined to make something about which she wanted to learn, rather than just read about it. … Continue reading

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Rain, Stone and Irony

Kage Baker was an accomplished gardener. That’s why Mendoza is a botanist; Kage wanted to make her main character’s POV as easy as possible to assume. Of all the skills of which she was possessed – juggling brooms, pouring Black … Continue reading

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Marking The Place

Kage Baker was an anxious user of bookmarks. She said she could never remember where she was in a book, or a movie, or a story. She’d use anything that came to hand as a marker – Post-It Notes, hair … Continue reading

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He Is Risen!

Kage Baker would say, today: αναστήθηκε! Or Crist aras!  Or Crist is arisen! Arisen he sothe! Or Christus resurrexit!   Or Christos voskres! Or Atgyfododd Crist!  Or Cristo resucito! Or, if actually required, she’d resort to plain modern English: He is Risen!  … Continue reading

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