I'm M. E. Garber, a speculative fiction writer living in north central Florida. My site is about writing -- the inspiration and perspiration -- and what influences me in my pursuit of the craft.
Tag Archives: mechanics
Hey! Lookit here–something new? Oh, what? No, it’s an old feature resurrected. Like a zombie, but with words. Out the window: Heat and humidity have draped the sky in a colorless high overcast. Breezes gust occasionally, drying out the plants even … Continue reading
What’s happening at my computer desk? Glad you asked: Out the window: Gray skies, gusting winds, rain and scudding clouds. Falling temperatures. A good day to stay inside. And write about stuff going on in a warm place. On the desktop: Hold … Continue reading
Yep, it’s true. Like so many other writers, I love me some good research. I did some yesterday on technology and such, and came away with some amazing bits of knowledge that I just have to share: The word “Scientist” … Continue reading
Letter writing is the only device for combining solitude with good company. –Lord Byron A Month of Letters has begun. So far, I’ve managed to keep up. (Considering that this is day three, that’s not such a big deal.) I … Continue reading
It is with words as with sunbeams. The more they are condensed, the deeper they burn. –Robert Southey The exact description lodges in the brain, ineradicable, while the over-wrought, fluffy one is forgotten before it is understood, lost in the … Continue reading
So, I’m back at my everyday magic again, trying to spin gold out of words and phrases, to make a story out of thin air. Some days I wonder why I do it. But other people don’t ask me that. … Continue reading