Worldbuilders Critique

I’m participating in the Worldbuilders campaign again this year, offering a 10,000 word critique AND a Skype consultation about the manuscript and submission package, all in one. My hope is to give both wide-ranging and deep feedback for a writer looking to get a competitive edge for their novel submission. You can see the auction…

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NaNovellaWriMo

My NaNoWriMo efforts are off to a great start, especially considering that I started fast-drafting the last week of October. From a 4,000 word head-start, I finished the first draft of the first of what I hope will be three novellas fast-drafted between the end of October and the beginning of December. Once again, I’m…

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World Fantasy 2014

This weekend I’ll be down in DC for the World Fantasy Convention (abbreviated WFC). WFC was the second F/SF convention I ever attended, back in 2006 in Austin. I knew almost no one, but was very helpfully schmoozed around the convention by my friends. I’ve been several times since then, and it’s become one of my…

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How to Write a Novel in a Month

Hi folks! Since NaNoWriMo is just around the corner, I thought I’d re-post and expand on my piece from earlier this year, How to Write a Novel in Four Weeks. — I wrote the first draft of Hexomancy, the third Ree Reyes novel, in a month and a day (April 14th to May 15th). The draft was…

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Simon & Schuster’s New Deal with Amazon

So, this news broke yesterday: http://time.com/3525993/amazon-simon-schuster-hachette/ With precious few details. Context: My books Geekomancy, Celebromancy, Attack the Geek, and The Younger Gods are all published by Simon & Schuster. I’ve got a lot of literary skin in this game. I also have work out with Amazon Publishing, who published Shield and Crocus, and are contracted to publish an…

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Joys of Recent Reading (Comics)

As part of my move into comics writing, I’ve been reading tons of comics, largely assisted by a giant haul from NYCC. Here’s a few comics I’ve read recently and enjoyed. Birthright #1 (Joshua Williamson, Andrei Bressan) – Disappeared child story meets epic fantasy quest…with several twists. Moon Knight Vol. 1 (Warren Ellis, Declan Shalvey and…

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The Younger Gods PROMONADO round-up

It’s PROMONADO time once again, this time for THE YOUNGER GODS, my new supernatural thriller. First, some juicy reviews: “Underwood has definitely spun himself a web of complex and intriguing characters and plot, and I can honestly say I look forward to reading whatever else he puts out.” – Beans Book Reviews “The Younger Gods features…

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