Book Stuff and Blog Stuff

| August 30, 2010

For audiobook fans, I have good news.  Blackstone Audio has just contracted to do an audiobook version of Wolf’s Cross.  I’ve also added buy links for the Audible.com versions of Prophets and Heretics.   I also finally added this widget: . To the Wolf’s Cross page.

A Webcomic you should follow

| August 24, 2010

Gunnerkrigg Court: If you took Harry Potter, tossed it a blender with some of Girl Genius and some Neil Gaiman, you’d end up with something in the same genre as this.  The story goes from cute, to creepy to heartwarming in the space of a couple of panels.  And, if you pay attention, everything that […]

And Now A Word From France

| August 23, 2010

Writing Linkage: Queries

| August 20, 2010

For some reason, lately, I’ve been running across a lot of info on writing query letters. I’ve written myself about them, but I thought I’d pass on linkage to some of the items I’ve run across lately. Joe Moore at Kill Zone gives 8 tips on writing a strong query letter. A.C. Crispin from Writer […]

5 Terms From TV Tropes We Really Could Use

| August 18, 2010

TV Tropes is a massive time sink, but there are some gems in the general pop-culture amusement that I think could use some wider currency with those of us who workshop or otherwise talk about the nuts and bolts of story construction on a regular basis.  Some of these are just too useful not to […]

Two random bits of writing advice

| August 16, 2010

From conversations I had at a party this weekend: 1) After you establish a character in a story, make sure you ask yourself the following two questions before every subsequent appearance of that character:  Where were they since we last saw them?  And what were they doing during their time off-screen?  It’s easy to lose […]

Well, it’s better than a Nigerian scam

| August 12, 2010

Been a while since I posted some writing-related spam.  Unlike a lot of fly-by-night endeavors designed to separate a newbie writer from their money, this one is not really a scam.  At least, I’m sure they’re giving you something for the money.   A lame something, but something.  That is perhaps the best thing I can […]

The Permanent Floating Publishing Apocalypse

| August 9, 2010

Cue REM. Dorchester Publishing looks at its bottom line and decides OMG we can’t afford to do this anymore, switches to e-publishing launching the Greek Chorus chanting “death of print, death of print.” This is premature for a number of reasons. (Not the least of which is the technical reasons I listed in an earlier […]

Keep Your Laws off my Starship

| August 6, 2010

I tend to write libertarian-themed Space Opera, which means that when I read this recent blog post by Charlie Stross, I had a bit of a reaction.  Here’s the money quote: “In other words: space colonization is implicitly incompatible with both libertarian ideology and the myth of the American frontier.” Okay then.  I guess it […]

Truffle Update

| August 4, 2010

Unfortunately, Truffles has begun taking a turn for the worse.  Again, she can no longer walk, and still no firm diagnosis.  The steps outside were really becoming an issue, especially since I’m going to cons and such and Michelle can’t lift Truffles all by herself.  So, now we have the Trufflevator: Going up: Top floor, […]