In celebration of my first mass market paperback release, ever, in the UK (for GOD’S WAR!) I’ve been running all around the web sharing nutty posts on worldbuilding, persistence, desire, and SF/F.
Folks have been incredibly kind in hosting. Thanks to all of you.
For those looking forward to more – we have one week of posts left! For those sick of me – we have one week of posts left!
Here’s what’s upcoming, as well as what you might have missed:
WEEK THREE (FINAL WEEK!!!)
There will be some NEWS this week in addition to posts. NEWS.
- (I think I still owe a fantasy review site something. Stay tuned) (1-27)
- “BugTech: Applications in Myth, Magic and IRL,” hosted by Charlie Stross (1-28)
- Reddit AMA – Ask away! Projects, guest posts, advice, rants, all welcome (1-29)
- “The Media Churn: How Corporations Manipulate Bloggers” (1-30)
WEEK TWO (ICYMI)
- “A Complexity of Desires: Sexuality in Science Fiction,” hosted by The Booksmugglers (1-20)
- “On Persistence, and the Long Con of Being a Successful Writer,” hosted by Chuck Wendig (1-21)
- “In Defense of Worldbuilding,” hosted by Fantasy Faction (1-22) (on hold)
- “Creating Better Fantasy Economies (Who Does All the Work?),” hosted by Suzanne McLeod (1-22)
- “And the World Turned Gray: Gritty vs. Classic Heroes,” hosted by Civilian Reader (1-23)
- “In Defense of Unlikable Women,” hosted by Kate Elliott (1-24)
- “When to Persist…and When to Quit,” hosted here (1-24)
WEEK ONE (ICYMI)
WICKED WINTER CARNIVAL (in progress)
- Goodreads Giveaway: still a few hours left to enter to win a free copy of God’s War
- My upcoming ConFusion schedule (this weekend!)
- FREE Nyx Novelette, “The Body Project” hosted by Del Rey UK (or, purchase on Kindle: US : UK)
- “Building Enigmatic Gods in Fictional Worlds” hosted by Juliet McKenna
- “Women and Gentleman: Unmasking the Sobering Realities of Hyper-Masculine Characters” hosted by Kari Sperring (mirrored here)
- “Inside the Ring: Writing Believable Combat in Fiction” hosted by Anne Lyle
- “Writing Rule-Bound Magic Systems that Break all the Rules” hosted by Over the Effing Rainbow
- My mom and I square off about Popular Fiction (her) vs. Spec Fiction (me) over at Pornokitsch’s place.
- “5 Guests Posts I’d Never Write” hosted by The Speculative Scotsman
- “History is Another Country: South African Influences on a Fictional World at War,” hosted by Violin in a Void