On Responding to Reviews

On Responding to Reviews

Sep 25, 2014

I’ve been asked a few times recently – certainly more than I was asked with God’s War , Infidel and Rapture – to address specific responses to THE MIRROR EMPIRE. We all like a good author meltdown, I suppose. I think what some folks don’t realize is 1) this ain’t my first rodeo, and I’m very good at sorting GamerGate...

Writing, Editing, Inclusivity: We’re All in This Together

Writing, Editing, Inclusivity: We’re All in This Together

Aug 20, 2014

I’m supposed to be hip-deep in writing content for other spaces right now, but I wanted to say a little bit about the role of editors in this whole push we’re seeing for more diverse books, especially after that wild Hugo weekend. I will likely have a little more to say about that later, too. But for now, here are my thoughts on the role of editors...

Valuing the Work: Writers and Chasing Our Way to the Bottom

Valuing the Work: Writers and Chasing Our Way to the Bottom

Aug 6, 2014

For reasons various and sundry, I have a lawyer I consult with on Intellectual Property matters. Anyone who knows my publishing history can probably figure out why. I got an invoice yesterday for $72, a charge for the time it took them to read and respond to an email of mine about a particular matter. I was not at all outraged or whatever by this – merely...

Nobody’s Normal: Introversion and the Writing Life

Nobody’s Normal: Introversion and the Writing Life

Aug 4, 2014

I woke up at 3 a.m. yesterday to a panic attack. Adrenaline coursed through my body; it was like a jolt of juice in the arm, a desperate desire to fight or flee flooding me from head to toe, compelling me to move, to act. I sat in bed for some time, heart racing, talking myself down. There was no immediate danger. No tornado or wild animal to flee from. No...

Hacking the Writing Life: On Being a Writer With Three Jobs

Hacking the Writing Life: On Being a Writer With Three Jobs

Aug 1, 2014

There’s a lot of doom and gloom in the publishing industry these days, the biggest doom and gloom of all being from midlist writers who used to be able to make a decent living wage on a book or a book and a half a year who find that, at best, they can pull in $5-15k a year now. The squeezing out of the midlist mirrors the squeezing out of the middle class...

GenCon Schedule: Indianapolis Area Appearances

GenCon Schedule: Indianapolis Area Appearances

Jul 29, 2014

Announcing my final (in person) appearance for the year, and it’s… a busy one. I’ll be at GenCon in Indianapolis, IN as opposed to Loncon (same weekend!), as it is far cheaper and within driving distance from my house. Bonus! Also, I can avoid the Hugo ceremony there. Because that’s going to be special, for a host of reasons. I’ll...

Mapping the Days of Our Lives: MIRROR EMPIRE Map & Giveaway

Mapping the Days of Our Lives: MIRROR EMPIRE Map & Giveaway

Jul 2, 2014

(if you’re only here for the giveaway, here’s the details: To enter to win a full-color, wall-sized map of what appears in MIRROR EMPIRE, signed by the author, simply reply to this post on Facebook, Google Plus, or @tweet the same to me @kameronhurley with tag #mirrorempire and let me know your favorite fantasy map, yours or someone...

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