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by James McRae
Thu Sep 22, 2011 4:34 pm
Forum: Interviews: Entrants, Judges, Past Winners
Topic: Frank Herbert quote
Replies: 20
Views: 8755

Re: Frank Herbert quote

As an undergraduate, I went to a lecture/reading from a poet who was visiting our college (I believe it was Claire Bateman, but it has been a while and I've been punched in the head a lot since then). Someone asked her about how she dealt with writer's block, and her response was, " You'll neve...
by James McRae
Mon Sep 05, 2011 6:02 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2971
Views: 624922

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Vanaaron: I agree (and I hope I gave no offense). It's safe to say that all of the winning stories were stronger than mine. I'm partway through the newest volume and all the stories I've read so far have been splendid: this is possibly the best WotF anthology I've read to date. I take it you're the ...
by James McRae
Mon Sep 05, 2011 7:51 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2971
Views: 624922

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Many thanks for the warm welcome, E.CaimanSands, Kyle, Amanda, and Vanaaron! E.CaimanSands, it's nice to see some other people here with a philosophy background. I suppose science fiction is a natural fit, since most people consider philosophy to be "highly speculative" anyway. I've only w...
by James McRae
Sat Sep 03, 2011 6:52 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2971
Views: 624922

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

My name is James McRae and I make my living as a philosophy professor at Westminster College in Missouri. When it comes to fiction, I'm an absolute beginner. I've written only two short stories and submitted both to WotF. My first was a quarter-finalist in the fourth quarter of 2004, while my second...

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