Assumptions

It’s Always Been Awful Under the Boot: On the Fatigue of Everyday Horror

Posted by on Feb 11, 2015

In May of 1921, a group of vigilantes burned down a wealthy community in Tulsa, Oklahoma over the course of about 16 hours. More than 800 people were admitted to local hospitals and...

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The F Word

The Revolution of Self-Righteous Dickery  will Not Be Moderated

Posted by on Jun 9, 2015

DISCLAIMER: (a la Wendig) THE IS MY PERSONAL FUCKING BLOG I read once that the real cost of racism was in keeping folks affected by same from doing their work. This works for stuff...

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The Writing Life

Do Pro Writers Really Not Know if their Work is any Good?

Posted by on Jul 28, 2015

So I wanted to talk about this phenomenon that I and many other writers experience right before a book drops. I felt this most when I wrote RAPTURE, and I’m here again with EMPIRE...

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Bookery

Books You Should Be Reading: THE LIBRARY AT MOUNT CHAR

Posted by on Jun 30, 2015

I want you to look at the cover of THE LIBRARY AT MOUNT CHAR. JUST LOOK AT IT. Anyone who says covers don’t sell books is lying. There’s a reason it’s the biggest...

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Do Pro Writers Really Not Know if their Work is any Good?

Do Pro Writers Really Not Know if their Work is any Good?

Jul 28, 2015

So I wanted to talk about this phenomenon that I and many other writers experience right before a book drops. I felt this most when I wrote RAPTURE, and I’m here again with EMPIRE ASCENDANT, because these were books I wrote and rewrote massively right before deadline. It meant I didn’t have time to sit back and look at them from a great distance and get an...

WorldCon Schedule

WorldCon Schedule

Jul 17, 2015

It’s going to be the drunkest con of the year! I was put on a few panels at Worldcon, which I admit still surprises me. Compared to my nine or twenty panels at Gencon, this will be a fairly relaxing affair as long as nobody crashes into their own face during the Writing Diverse Characters panel, which folks are weirdly wont to do on this sort of panel,...

All Together Now: Writing and Managing Anxiety  

All Together Now: Writing and Managing Anxiety   

Jul 15, 2015

At the end of June, I lost my shit. GEEK FEMINIST REVOLUTION was due July 7, and last ditch copyedits were due on EMPIRE ASCENDANT July 9.  THE STARS ARE LEGION is due October 1. And I still have a day job, folks. Day job 4ever. I was, in a word: stressed. I was also nearly out of the drugs I use to stay alive cause of my chronic illness, and my doctor...

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