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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