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Adulting My 2020 Budget

I was laid off with no notice, no severance, and no health insurance at the end of January last year, and it’s been a battle to keep our heads above water since then. We had just depleted our savings moving my spouse’s grandmother up here (he’s now her guardian) and paying for a bunch of […]

Heading Into the New Twenties Like…

My writing career began, properly, in early 2011 with the publication of God’s War, a book that I’d finished writing back in 2007 and sold both in 2008 and again in 2009. And while I’d had a few short stories published prior, God’s War was the bloody, exciting, bug-filled debut that introduced most folks in […]

GET TO WORK HURLEY: Episode 14. Welcome to the Thunder Dome, debut writers! In this episode we talk about what good agents can do you for you, and how to navigate that tricky gray area when you make the leap from a scrappy new writer to Voice of the Establishment.

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 FOURTEEN :Welcome to the Thunder Dome, debut writers! In this episode we talk about what good agents can do you […]

Jojo Rabbit and the Absurdity of Fascism

NOTE: CONTAINS SPOILERS FOR JOJO RABBIT It’s a surreal time to be aware of – let alone following – the news cycle these days. Government officials proudly admit to crimes on Twitter, in press conferences, and then insist they are not crimes and why are you so triggered by a little treason, anyway? We are […]

GET TO WORK HURLEY: Episode 13. In this episode we discuss how to take notes, long-term career planning, and why it is books seem to get more difficult to write the more of them you write. I’ll also be tackling some listener questions, from where to find more gooey biopunk to what I think of writers’ unions

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 THIRTEEN In this episode we discuss how to take notes, long-term career planning, and why it is books seem to get […]

The Logic of Time Travel (With Graphs!)

As The Light Brigade takes the world by storm, I’ve heard from readers who want to know more about the “complicated graphs” I mention in the acknowledgments. These are the graphs that Dr. Joshua Bowman created for my agent, Hannah Bowman, and I to run The Light Brigade characters through to ensure there was narrative […]

2018 in Review: Writers Do Things

I put off doing all my year-end admin, mainly because I wanted to have a couple of days that were actually days off, and then because I’ve been head down working on The Broken Heavens and then my latest Patreon story there at the month’s end. Year-end is a time of reflection for good reason. […]

Hurley Holiday Gift Guide: Books!

The holiday season is a great time for me to reflect on what I’ve read this year and pull together recommendations from my list. I’ve read quite a few books this year, though fewer science fiction and fantasy than usual. This is due to my greater interest in murder mysteries and domestic thrillers. It’s much […]