Black Lives Matter

Black Lives Matter. This simple statement shouldn’t be controversial, but the events of the past weeks have made it painfully clear to me that a disturbing number of people, people in law enforcement positions, the legal profession, and around the country simply do not believe in that statement. In just one of many irregularities in the Grand Jury hearing…

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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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