Comics Love – January 2015

After attending Baltimore Comic-Con, I’ve drastically increased my comics consumption because 1) I love comics and 2) I’m keeping abreast of what’s going on in the industry, since 3) I’m getting into writing comics. I talk about what I’m reading a fair bit on Twitter, but here’s a collection of some issues and volumes I’ve enjoyed…

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Goals for 2015

2014 was a big year for my writing career, and I’m hoping that 2015 will be even bigger. Here’s how I’m planning on making that happen. Going Hybrid I’m planning on joining the growing ranks of authors who publish both traditionally and on their own, aka ‘Hybrid Authors.’ I’ve got a couple of options on…

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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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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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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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NYCC After-action Part One

I have survived yet another New York Comic Con. The biggest ever, by current reporting. This year, I had an extra mission, a driving interest behind my presence, thanks to my decision to get into comics writing. Most years, I graze the fields of NYCC, drinking in the geekdom and following the tides of my…

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