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Kage Baker Is Right – Again

Kage Baker took it as a surety – and practiced it, and preached it, too – that writing was a panacea for all pains. It started when she was a little girl. Shortly after Kage discovered she could continue the … Continue reading

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Summer of The Spiders: The Return

Kage Baker tried hard to write through any problem she ever had. She succeeded an amazing amount of the time. Her focus was inhuman, essentially becoming tunnel vision and elective deafness. Stephen King, in one of his excellent essays on … Continue reading

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I’ve Caught A Fever

Kage Baker burned with a constant high fever. She was like the Ghost of Christmas Past: capped with a flickering flame, like a torch. You couldn’t literally see it – but if you spent some time with her, that flame … Continue reading

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Same Song, New Verse. Damn It.

Kage Baker, in her final few weeks, told me to take her dying as a learning experience. She told me it would be useful, if I let it – that I would have learned new and vastly important things, things … Continue reading

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Inspiration

Kage Baker began writing only about the things she personally liked. That may seem self-evident as a writing gambit, but few writers have the self-control (I guess you’d call it) to stick to the tiny personal stuff. Real writing is … Continue reading

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How I Do It, Now That I Am Old

Kage Baker never kept much of a story idea file. That’s the file where you keep the ideas that might become stories. It’s full of articles of interest, isolated signs or photos of provocatively dubious provenance, and disjointed phrases that … Continue reading

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Aaaand … I Start Again

Kage Baker believed her entire adult life that she would die of a heart condition. She was  brave, and resigned to what she was sure was her ultimate destiny. She was also wrong, but that’s all right. Blood tests in … Continue reading

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