My Big Idea. . .

| July 29, 2010

Wolf’s Cross is out this week, and coinciding with that, my Big Idea piece is up on Scalzi’s Whatever: When I wrote Wolfbreed I wasn’t concerned for markets, or genre, or much else beyond having my muse promise not to beat me senseless.  It was written outside of my contracts for DAW, so I had […]

Me – Beard

| July 27, 2010

Here I am at Confluence this past weekend, minus some facial hair: On the Writing panel: Signing books (note the cat-shaving battle scars):

Doing the research

| July 22, 2010

Everyone knows that you should do research for any story to make sure you get the facts right.  Few people actually point out why this is an important thing, and why you shouldn’t slack off because it’s fantasy and it’s all made up anyway.  Case in point, bestselling author Beverly Lewis vs. my wife the […]

Writers + Internet = A List

| July 19, 2010

The subject came up when I was on a writing panel at the Medina library this past Saturday, and I thought I might codify it into some general rules of thumb for writers (aspiring and pro) using the interwebs. This can be considered a companion to my earlier post of what NOT to do: Write […]

Me elsewhere. . .

| July 12, 2010

On the Suvudu blog, they’re doing a Spectra retrospective, and today, Wolfbreed was up: “On Friday, March 16th 2007, I had an idea for a novel. It had been bubbling in my head for about a week after watching the anime Elfen Lied. Since it wouldn’t leave me alone, I decided to just write the […]

A little writerly observation

| July 11, 2010

It may seem narcissistic to enjoy reading your own work, however, since a writer’s job is to engage their audience, and the only direct measure any writer has of that engagement is their own reaction; any writer worth their salt should be writing stuff that, at the very least, blows their own socks off.  It […]

Tying the whole thing together

| July 8, 2010

I’ve been light blogging the past few weeks because, even though I’m done with Messiah, I’m not done with Messiah.  Even though the draft is finished (so no one needs to worry about me pulling a Robert Jordon) I’m still in the midst of going through and polishing off the edges of the draft.  I’ll […]