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The Real James Bond Was a Woman. Seriously.

I love James Bond.  I’d always imagined that Ian Fleming based some of his famous spy’s derring-do on his own wartime exploits, so I was terribly disappointed to learn that during World War II Fleming was actually a spy supervisor. As personal assistant to the British Director of Naval Intelligence, he saw combat only once, […]

The Writing Life: Breaking Out of Writer’s Block

You can’t wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club. ~ Jack London Writer’s block is a fancy term made up by whiners so they can have an excuse to drink alcohol. ~Steve Martin Writer’s block. Blank screen syndrome. Here are five ways to crawl out of it: Practice. Pianists don’t […]