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Round Robins. Also Sparrows, Finches, Ravens …

Kage Baker liked to see nature.  She appreciated the opportunity to watch it, to admire its joys and terrors and inhuman beauties – especially birds and plants, which I suspect she considered related in some peculiar Kage-esque clade system. She … Continue reading

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Friday Night

Kage Baker loved Friday nights. They either meant that the weekend had arrived, and free time was there to be enjoyed by all – or we were on the road to a Faire somewhere, deep-laden with props, costumes, actors and … Continue reading

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Love/Fatigue Relationship

Kage Baker always said her most intense relationships were with invisible people: Authors. Illustrators. Gods When asked about  her favourite writers, her stock  response was: “Dead white guys.” Her favourite artists were Van Gogh, Maxfield Parrish and Walt Kelly, and … Continue reading

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How The Stories Boil

Kage Baker had many favourite places to look for story inspiration. Every writer does, I guess. Some are tried-and-true wells of ideas and dreamscapes. Others are the 7-11’s of prose – garishly lit places on the edge of a wide … Continue reading

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Tell Me, Where Is Fancy Bred?

Kage Baker carefully gathered and stored story ideas. One of the first things she did when she began to pursue a career as a writer, was to establish her story file. That was originally a pile of paper, cardboard and … Continue reading

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