author: Nicole J. LeBoeuf

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actually writing blog: sometimes you just come up flat
2014-08-28 23:38 MDT

And then there are days that no amount of specificity can help. They start out already so full of things that the schedule consists of an hour here and an hour eked out there, and then they change. Appointments get postponed. Cars get flats. True. The rea . . . .

actually writing blog: everything's in the details, god, the devil, everything
2014-08-27 23:50 MDT

Excellent. I now have five drabbles ready to go. Tomorrow's goal is to write two or three more. Specklit allows a maximum of ten to be submitted at a time. I'll be happy just to submit another portfolio of eight. So I've been meaning to blog about my new . . . .

Boulder Writing Examiner: Bruce Holland Rogers provides much-needed writer support in his book Word Work
2014-08-27 17:03 MDT

As you know, this blog doesn't often post book reviews. Book tour announcements, sure, author appearances, yeah, but not so much the book reviews. Your Examiner gets requests now and again to review a book, and she finds...

actually writing blog: 100 words of avoidance, and more
2014-08-26 23:39 MDT

More, because this blog post will not be 100 words. 100 words, because I am committing avoidance by working on drabbles. I defend myself thusly: Specklit will make their next decision in early September, which means I really should submit my next raft of . . . .

actually writing blog: joining the ranks of toasted fictioneers: pretty good for a sick day
2014-08-25 23:21 MDT

Today is my podcast debut! A few months ago, Tina Connolly bought my flash piece "Other Theories of Relativity" for her podcast Toasted Cake. This week, the podcast episode featuring that story is live. Because it was very short, she paired it with somethi . . . .

Puzzle Pirates Examiner: Puzzle Pirates blockade schedule for the weekend of August 23-24
2014-08-23 12:41 MDT

The Brigand Kings this weekend continue to pursue their unrequited love affair with Cranberry Island on the Cerulean Ocean. Flag Raising Hull will be defending. In support of that defense, flag queen Mzbhavn has declared a raffle! The top prize...

actually writing blog: an invitation to recall neil gaiman's views on political correctness
2014-08-22 16:45 MDT

For the following post, and, well, pretty much forever, please of your kindness consider the phrase "Political correctness gone mad!" a non-starter with me. Thank you. Now, on with your regularly scheduled actually writing blog. So today on the TV at the . . . .

Boulder Writing Examiner: Four local authors at two Saturday events at the Broadway Book Mall
2014-08-22 15:48 MDT

Tomorrow will be a big Saturday at the Broadway Book Mall, with two scheduled events bringing you together with four Colorado authors.Saturday, August 23 at 2:00 p.m.Laurey (L.F.) Patten and Carol BergAt the Broadway Book...

actually writing blog: also we research our avoidance processes meticulously
2014-08-21 22:36 MDT

Holy cow, hotel business centers are super techy these days. You open up the "printerOn" webpage for your particular hotel--if your hotel does have one--you upload your document, you give it your email address and a fresh 5-digit security code you made up . . . .

Puzzle Pirates Examiner: Increase your Ice crew's fame to win ownership of the Fort Royal shipyard shoppe
2014-08-21 14:35 MDT

Haven't you always wanted to own a shipyard... on the Ice Ocean? Don't scoff. The Ice Ocean, playground for pre-release testing of brand new game features, may seem like a ghost town (ghost archipelago?) now...

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Recently Published

2014-08-24: "Other Theories of Relativity" in Toasted Cake

Live now, alongside of "Mon pays c'est l'hiver" by Amal El-Mohtar, at Toasted Cake. Listen or download here.

2014-07-17: "Priesthood Has Its Privileges" in SpeckLit

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2014-03-09: "Lambing Season" in NAMELESS Digest

NAMELESS Digest #3, containing my story "Lambing Season," is now available for purchase in both electronic and physical formats.