What? Your objective is not to stop readers buying you? Well, mine neither. And to be fair, the author who failed to sell to me yesterday probably thought that he was enticing me to buy. Which is why -- besides the fact that I found the stupidity unedurable -- I'm writing this post. No, of... Continue Reading →
Doing Fan Art of one’s own book is declasse
Doing fan art of one's own books is not only declasse, it's futile when it's part of the captive IP. Also, it's probably akin to (pace Robert A. Heinlein PBUH) reading one's own poetry in public. It probably means I have other bad habits.But brain would not quit so I wasted a couple of hours... Continue Reading →
Who Am I? What Am I?
Who am I? What am I? And why am I in this handbasket that has char marks from picking up speed? Good questions. VERY good questions. I figured if we're going to write for fans, I'm going to need to introduce myself. Eventually parts of this might appear in my own page. So-- I was... Continue Reading →
Why read me when there are new books out?
The new Alternate History Anthology edited by James Young, Trouble in the Wind, has stories by current and MGC members Sarah Hoyt, Brad Torgersen, and Peter Grant... as well as S.M. Stirling, Kevin J Anderson, and David Weber! Long-time commentor J L Curtis (Old NFO) has finished the Grey Man series - contemporary westerns with... Continue Reading →
How Not To Run Around With Your Pants Down-Redux
Sarah is busy fighting a very tight deadline today. Because of that, I've pulled one of her posts from 2016 she wrote that is as true now as it was then. Also, as an aside, you can find the post she references in her first paragraph here. The comments are, as she said "amazing". So,... Continue Reading →
Put The Stuff on the Page
(This is a blast from the not to distant past. Sarah is away from her keyboard and asked me to cover for her. Being lazy resourceful, I thought the best thing to do was find one of her earlier posts and, well, post it. Since this is a problem I have at times and see... Continue Reading →
Words And The Lonely Writer IV – COMMUNICATE!
Now we reach the part of our program in which Sarah gets testy. Yeah, I know, that's such a rare sight that you're all going to be awe struck. No, seriously. Stop laughing. One of the weirdest things about writers it's that we love language, and we study it and pet it, and take it... Continue Reading →
(exclamation points mine. Both of ‘em) Hey, all you crazy, wonderful writerly/readerly types, our own Sarah, and friend of the blog, Kevin J. Anderson, have a new book out, and everybody loves it! Okay, okay, maybe not everybody-everybody, but right now Barnes & Noble has it in a list of the best SF of May!... Continue Reading →
Look what I found!
Never say I don't do nice things for you guys. Look what I found today. Shh, don't tell Sarah though. She doesn't know I "borrowed" this. Hehehehe. No, you aren't imagining it. This is the cover for the NEW Dyce Dare mystery. I don't know about you, but I can't wait. Dyce is wacky and... Continue Reading →
Blast from the recent past — Write like the Wind
(Sarah is at TVIW this week and asked me to fill in for her. Well, in light of some of the comments we received in the various threads asking what you'd like us to write about as well as some conversations I've had recently with other writers, I thought this post Sarah did back in... Continue Reading →