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GET TO WORK HURLEY: Episode 3. “You Don’t Own Meeeeeee” Chat about when one becomes a “real writer,” the Everest of publishing, who owns your time, Swecon roundup, and the annoying inevitability of publisher rights grabs.

Hej hej folks!  The GET TO WORK HURLEY podcast is a monthly rant about the hustle of making a living as a writer of All of the Things. You can support this podcast each month as a Patron or make a one-time donation. EPISODE THREE: You Don’t Own Meeeeeee. Chat about when one becomes a “real writer,” the Everest of publishing, […]

Carrying the Weight of the World

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about being “visibly invisible.” A lot of folks complain about being overweight, and talk about how much they hate themselves for it, but frankly I enjoy the invisibility of it. I don’t like getting hit on by strangers, harassed in the street, or even complimented on my looks by […]

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What More Can Be Said?

I just spent eight days in Sweden, and the come down after that experience has been rough. Getting caught back up on the latest bizarro world news to come out of the United States is like waking up with a terrible hangover. We passed under the big airport archway that said, “Welcome to the United […]

Cultivating Compassion When We’re All Tired

I’m pretty tired right now, which is a feeling shared by a lot of folks, I know. During the brief period when I thought the latest healthcare-gutting bill was dead, I was feeling positively upbeat, but the blinds closed again recently and I picked up a couple beers and went back to bed for awhile. […]

GET TO WORK HURLEY: Episode 2. “How to Get to Work When the World Wants to Get You Down.” Chat about how to create and promote work during tough times, how to balance caring for your sanity and health with being a good, active citizen, and why you should tell everyone to fuck themselves and just write what you want!

The GET TO WORK HURLEY podcast is a monthly rant about the hustle of making a living as a writer of All of the Things. You can support this podcast each month as a Patron or make a one-time donation. EPISODE TWO: How to Get to Work When the World Wants to Get You Down. Chat about […]

GET TO WORK HURLEY: Episode 1.” The Business is Writing, The Business is Death.” Chat about broken stairs in the publishing world, multiple income streams, writing and entitlement. With bonus apocalypse Q&A.

EPISODE ONE: The Business is Writing, The Business is Death. Chat about broken stairs in the publishing world, multiple income streams, writing and entitlement. With bonus apocalypse Q&A. The GET TO WORK HURLEY podcast is a monthly rant about the hustle of making a living as a writer of All of the Things. You can support […]

Gasping for Words: The Pro Writer Life

As those of you who pre-ordered The Broken Heavens likely already know, the release date has been pushed back from October to January. I know that seems like a lot because that extra month there at the end pushes it into 2018. But I promise the book is coming along! Alas, my usual “write a […]

The Stars Are Legion: Blog Tour Roundup

So there are still tons of pieces trickling in here for The Stars are Legion WORLD TOUR. I’ve booked a couple more podcasts, I have a couple more articles set to come out in March, but here’s the bulk of what ran during release month, in case you missed it. I’m very proud of a […]

The Geek Feminist Revolution Arrives in Spain!

Yesterday we finalized a deal with Lee Runas, the SFF imprint of Spanish publisher Alianza, for Spanish translation rights to The Geek Feminist Revolution. This morning I woke up to happy, exclamatory tweets in my Twitter mentions, all in Spanish, so I must conclude that the news is already out! Lee Runas is the same […]

Yes, You Can Say No to Your Editor(s)

So there’s been much hand-wringing lately in internet writing circles about getting experts in a particular lived experience to read your novel looking for ways you may have gotten said lived experience wrong. When we’re talking about someone checking your science fiction novel for math and physics mistakes, we call this an “expert” reader, but […]