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Ellen Kushner’s Bad Advice:

A Hawk & Handsaw Emporium for the Discriminating Reader,

where I will natter on about things that interest me, including writing fiction (including bad advice on same), publishing, daily life in New York City with my brilliant and beautiful wife Delia Sherman, and things I think are important, including but not limited to Judaism, Shakespeare, poetry, kindness, other writers (both living and dead), fantasy and mythic fiction, and strange and compelling anecdotes from my past not available elsewhere.

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Writer. No cats. Craves attention. Writing about whatever strikes my fancy.