ARC Review: Writers of the Future Vol. 36 (Part II)

Picking up where we left off yesterday, “Making Collaboration Work for You or Co-writing with Larry and Sean” by Sean Williams Another segment of writing advice, and probably good…but to be frank, it sounds so mercenary to my ears. I started collaborating with a friend about a year ago. We didn’t plan to launch ourselvesContinue reading “ARC Review: Writers of the Future Vol. 36 (Part II)”

ARC Review: L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future Vol. 36

Time to plunge into all things science fiction and fantasy with this year’s collection of the best of the best contest winners.
Read on for intergalactic travel, linguistic debates with squid people, fluffy deaths, and murdery time travelers.
Strangely no dragons this time around…

A Brief Book Blog Post

So a big drumroll please, because tomorrow, Writers of the Future Vol. 36 is released! And somehow I made it onto the advanced reader list for one of the biggest science fiction and fantasy anthologies of the year. One does not turn down that opportunity, however madcap the schedule. So in between the usual lifeContinue reading “A Brief Book Blog Post”

Overthinking Fantasy

After submitting a short story, I usually go through a couple days of an emotional slump. I’ve never figured out if this is because of the stress I don’t realize I’m putting on myself in submitting work, the weird sleep habits of peak writing time at 1:00 a.m., or just because I’m lonely for theContinue reading “Overthinking Fantasy”

Submitting (Another) Short Story

Spent the dawning weeks of spring typing like a madwoman (yes, between 11:00 p.m. and 2:30 a.m. for the most part, really don’t try that at home). The result? One completed science fiction short story ready for submission to the internationally renowned and equally terrifying Writers of the Future contest.

Probably.

Pitchapalooza!/Writing Update

Today was the day! Twenty books randomly chosen from National November Writing Month participants were pitched to The Book Doctors. In a live video stream, those twenty lucky pitches are reviewed, and two of those have a chance to be sent to an official publisher. Was I ready for this? Was I waiting two hoursContinue reading “Pitchapalooza!/Writing Update”

Writing Update: March 3, 2020

Writing Status: Unblocked, but at the most inconvenient times. Why is it we have our most brilliant ideas when we have no pens? Or paper? Or are trying to study/work/are being observed by the more sane non-writerly portion of the population (is “more sane” even the right term for that)? I shouldn’t have dazzling ideasContinue reading “Writing Update: March 3, 2020”

Remarkable

I’ve started to wonder. Someone said two words to me today. “Just another,” they were. The words sank down inside my head and stayed there, refusing to come out. Just another. One more, like all the rest. Just another one. Add it to the stack. It’s true. Lots of times, it’s true. We’re not allContinue reading “Remarkable”

Writing Update: February 15, 2020

Writing Status: …uncertain. Have you ever been in that place where you don’t have writer’s block–and you also still have writer’s block? I come here every so often. The stories are still buzzing in the back of my head, but every time I try to sit down to write something…pif, they’re gone. Or I stillContinue reading “Writing Update: February 15, 2020”

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