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Ira Nayman Wonderland. Because I want to experience a world that makes more sense than this one.
Ira Nayman I usually have several projects on the go at once. If I find I'm not inspired by one, I can always move to another. So, for example, if I don't know w…moreI usually have several projects on the go at once. If I find I'm not inspired by one, I can always move to another. So, for example, if I don't know where to take the novel I'm currently working on, I'll see if I can add something to a short story. If the short story isn't coming along, I'll write something for my Web page. If writing isn't happening at all, I'll try working on a cartoon.

If absolutely nothing creative is going on, there are lots of behind the scenes things that I can do, such as correspondence with publishers, submitting short stories to new markets, research, answering questions on Goodreads (;-), et al. While not necessarily creative, these things are necessary, and they keep me connected to my larger career.

I think the worst thing a writer can do is try to force creativity when it's just not there; it's frustrating and the results are rarely usable. When I realize that I am truly blocked, I tend to distract myself with other pursuits and let my subconscious mind do its thing. My experience is that it will be sending more ideas than my conscious mind can handle soon enough.(less)
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Welcome to the Multiverse

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Luna for the Lunies!

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You Can't Kill the Multiverse*

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What the Hell Were You Thin...

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Random Dingoes

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Amazing Stories: Winter 2018

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Practical Applications for Multiverse Theory by Noa Gavin
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A fast and fun novel, a welcome addition to the burgeoning sub-sub-sub-sub-sib-genre of humorous science fiction set in the multiverse.
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Soul, Light, and Wings by Simon A.G. Spencer
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Not my cup of tea, but a wonderful surprise. Witty, clever, interesting world characters and an involving plot. Definitely worth reading.
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The Quantum Garden by Derek Künsken
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Middle books of trilogies are often problematic. On the one hand, we're familiar with the characters and situation from the first book, so there may not be a lot of surprises. On the other hand, the story doesn't usually resolve until the third book, ...more
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Captain Future Man of Tomorrow by Edmond Hamilton
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I expected the sexism in the book, so I wasn't surprised by it. I wasn't expecting the odd stodgy bit of prose, so that was a bit of an unpleasant surprise.

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I was happily surprised by the depth of characterization
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Across the Universe by Michael A. Ventrella
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FULL DISCLOSURE: I submitted a story to this anthology which was not accepted.

I was expecting this book to be a lot of silly fun, which it was. What I wasn't expecting were the darker, more heartfelt stories. This volume is full of variety and lots o
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