Yes, you are. Okay, maybe not always, but I bet you have an award-winning story somewhere inside you just waiting to bust out! I bet. The other day, out of the clear blue sky, a bird dropped into my lap, fluttered a little smile at me, and then took off (metaphorically speaking). In actuality, Igor … More Are you award worthy?
Today I have the pleasure of introducing Charlotte Ashley, adventure fantasy author and bookseller and, now, anthology publisher! I met Charlotte online (where else?) over on SFFWorld.com when she joined the forum to participate in our contests. Her writing is smart, funny, and entertaining. I have no idea why her work isn’t in every store … More Dream Big
How can I possibly do this post after this one? Easy. I have no shame. And remember, I have a reputation to uphold (note subtitle of blog). So, today, in all its inglorious radiance, I present to you fine and lovely readers… Stop laughing. In an alternative universe where robot pigs will fly, it can happen. … More The Next Big Thing
Hunter’s Run by Daniel Abraham, Gardner Dozois and George R. R. Martin is a story that wouldn’t quit. First conceived in 1976, this book took its authors on a merry chase till its completion in 2007. Since the authors are well-known (if you don’t know them, please check out their wiki pages linked above), I won’t bore you with their … More A Grand Notion: Hunter’s Run
I can hear you now. What?! She hasn’t even finished writing her damn book, and she’s featuring it on her blog? How lame. Well, it is my blog, so I can be lame if I want to. Plus, I don’t really have anything else prepared to post so… The grand notion behind The Denouncer, my … More A Grand Notion: The Denouncer
Dr. Jared Diamond is a quiet-spoken man with ideas that have thundered around the world. Remember that list I made of the most 10 influential books I’ve read? Well, I got it wrong. This book should have held the first, and last, place on that list. I read Guns, Germs, and Steel when it … More A Grand Notion: Guns, Germs, and Steel
Last year, I was reading my usual round of blog posts and thought that one article written over on Writer’s Digest was good. 25 Ways to Improve Your Writing in 30 Minutes a Day listed tips from proven authors on how you can spit-and-polish your writing. It is, of course, like countless other lists of writing … More Foolish tasks I give myself