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It’s Always Been Awful Under the Boot: On the Fatigue of Everyday Horror

Posted by on Feb 11, 2015

In May of 1921, a group of vigilantes burned down a wealthy community in Tulsa, Oklahoma over the course of about 16 hours. More than 800 people were admitted to local hospitals and...

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The F Word

The Revolution of Self-Righteous Dickery  will Not Be Moderated

Posted by on Jun 9, 2015

DISCLAIMER: (a la Wendig) THE IS MY PERSONAL FUCKING BLOG I read once that the real cost of racism was in keeping folks affected by same from doing their work. This works for stuff...

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The Writing Life

Committed to the Drop: Writing Deadlines, the Fear of Success, and Mitigating Failure

Posted by on Jan 28, 2016

There has been a rise in public conversation recently about authors and deadlines since George R.R. Martin noted that the next season of Game of Thrones was now going to be coming...

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Bookery

Awards Eligibility & Reading Recs

Posted by on Jan 4, 2016

It’s here! It’s time! I know, I know, seems like it was just yesterday we went over this, eh? But ’tis the new season, and so: the new post. BEST NOVEL The second...

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Recent Posts

Committed to the Drop: Writing Deadlines, the Fear of Success, and Mitigating Failure

Committed to the Drop: Writing Deadlines, the Fear of Success, and Mitigating Failure

Jan 28, 2016

There has been a rise in public conversation recently about authors and deadlines since George R.R. Martin noted that the next season of Game of Thrones was now going to be coming out before the next book, as he was unable to meet the publication deadline. Lots of authors have talked about their struggles with life vs. deadlines, including – most visibly...

Traditional Publishing, Non-Compete Clauses & Rights Grabs

Traditional Publishing, Non-Compete Clauses & Rights Grabs

Jan 27, 2016

DISCLAIMER: I am going to say some tough, true things in this essay. It’s not NEW stuff, but stuff that writers talk about a lot in the bar at conventions on in email with one another. This is not meant to be a jibe at any publishers I’m currently working with (well, except the usual one, and they know who they are). These are general industry issues on the...

On Kindness and Conventions

On Kindness and Conventions

Jan 25, 2016

I want to talk a little about kindness. We like to think that geeks are kind, that geeks understand what it is to be outsiders, and so we open up our circles and are super inviting to everyone. But what happens more often is that once we find our groups, we jealously defend them to keep outsiders away. Once we’ve created an “us” we work even harder to...

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