Author Archives: Michael R. Underwood

Getting Back in the Game

Hey look, it’s a storify blog post! I had some things to say about tabletop RPGs and how they’ve impacted me as a storyteller. Here you go:   [<a href=”//storify.com/MikeRUnderwood/getting-back-in-the-game” target=”_blank”>View the story “Getting Back in the Game” on Storify</a>]…

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Read Geekomancy for Free!

From now through February 16th, you can read the entirety of my debut novel Geekomancy for free on XOXOAfterDark! About Geekomancy: Ree Reyes’s life was easier when all she had to worry about was scraping together tips from her gig as a barista and comicshop worker to pursue her ambitions as a screenwriter. When a scruffy-looking…

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2016 eligibility post

It’s the most wonderful time of the year – awards eligibility season! Yes, some people hate awards, and some people think it’s tacky to put your work forward for awards consideration. I disagree with the idea that being confident in your work and reminding people what you’ve done is anything to be ashamed of. Here’s…

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Writers, Artists, and the ACA

There’s a call to action further down. If you’re already convinced that the ACA is important to keep, skip down for action steps. A lot of people are talking about the GOP and the new Senate, Congress, and President-Elect’s likely actions on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), commonly known as the ACA…

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What We Can Do

I just shared some thoughts on Twitter about what straight white people and other variously-privileged folks can do in terms of trying to help make our future better in the face of Trump’s election, Brexit, etc. I’m mostly talking from my own cultural frame of reference, but maybe this will apply beyond that as well…

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On DOCTOR STRANGE

So, I saw DOCTOR STRANGE today. Some thoughts, Storify-ed from Twitter, and then more below.   There are other problems – using an Asian setting for the Sorcerer’s training location but only casting one Asian character with a notable speaking role is a problem. That one character (Benedict Wong as Wong) was awesome, and I…

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Tor.com Novellas on Discount!

The fine folks at Tor.com have placed a number of novellas on discount, dropping the ebook price from $2.99 to just $.99. This includes The Shootout Solution (Genrenauts Episode 1), so if you have a friend who might be interested in Genrenauts, now is a great time for them to try it out. Handy buy links…

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