bookery

Books You Should Be Reading

Posted by on Nov 14, 2014

As I’m bouncing up and down about MIRROR EMPIRE finally being back in stock at the distributor, here’s some other great titles I’ve enjoyed this year that YOU...

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The F Word

One Bloke to Rule Us All: Depictions of Hegemony in Snowpiercer vs. Guardians of the Galaxy

Posted by on Aug 6, 2014

Note: Contains All the Spoilers for both films I had the surreal experience of watching Snowpiercer and Guardians of the Galaxy within a week of each other. I can hear the cries...

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the writing life

Why I Finish All My Shit

Posted by on Nov 26, 2014

I’ve finished a lot more books and stories than I’ve started, and this is a problem. Why? Surely, when a concept or story isn’t working, you should stop while you’re ahead,...

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Mirror Dark

The End is Here: What Happens After MIRROR EMPIRE?

Posted by on Sep 19, 2014

Today ends the 5-week whirlwind that was the dedicated promotion period I gave over to THE MIRROR EMPIRE. How am I still standing? Well, I didn’t give myself much...

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Why I Finish All My Shit

Why I Finish All My Shit

Nov 26, 2014

I’ve finished a lot more books and stories than I’ve started, and this is a problem. Why? Surely, when a concept or story isn’t working, you should stop while you’re ahead, right? Well…. Chuck Wendig had a post up today about all the reasons you should finish your work, but really, I can distill it down to one reason, and one reason only. The thing...

THE HURLEY ARCHIVES: Archiving Papers at NIU

THE HURLEY ARCHIVES: Archiving Papers at NIU

Nov 25, 2014

So this summer I was approached by a couple of folks asking about archiving my papers. This was, as you’d imagine (especially those of you who’ve been reading this blog for ten years) a rather surreal experience for me. The first time I thought it was a fluke. The second time, I was genuinely confused. Who would be interested in this stuff, really?...

The Words Don’t All Have to be Right: Writing and Rewriting

The Words Don’t All Have to be Right: Writing and Rewriting

Nov 24, 2014

I’m writing about a book a year right now. With a day job and freelancing work on top of my novel writing, that’s about all I can manage. Next year’s schedule has me writing at least one book in just eight months, which a lot of folks who write four or more books a year are probably laughing at, but my work is known for its worldbuilding, and to be...

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