This happened on John Scalzi's blog... Today's New Books and ARCs, 4/28/15. Yeah. That's my book, LEX TALIONIS on that pile. And on my birthday too!
Because We Are Awesome
Recently I've been reading some great, eye-opening pieces about women and our astounding contributions to society. Sometimes women and the great things they do have been acknowledged, sometimes not, but always, we have been here. Here is a really great piece by Kameron Hurley about how women have always been a living, breathing part of history, whether … Continue reading Because We Are Awesome
Luc – An Excerpt From The Sequel To LEX TALIONIS
Yeah, you read that right. I'm in a good mood because the writing is flowing these days, so you get another little peek. Luc is a small but important character in IACTA ALEA EST (The Die is Cast). Here's the introduction to him. Extra points if you can guess who he's waiting for. The man … Continue reading Luc – An Excerpt From The Sequel To LEX TALIONIS
Happy New Year! Time to Start Writing Now.
Yep. We had a great time eating the food and drinking the drink. Marathon watching TV shows on Netflix and going to the cinema to cheer for the final chapter of The Hobbit. So we are all refreshed now and should be ready for what comes next. A year of great storytelling. We will be … Continue reading Happy New Year! Time to Start Writing Now.
Still Here and Still Working
I know I've been gone forever. I have a great excuse. At the end of October, I came down with Chik V. This was just before a very important week of meetings at my job during the month of November. I managed to get my work done, but I was lucky enough to be one … Continue reading Still Here and Still Working
Click Bait, Or Why Slate Should Be Embarrassed About That YA Article
Because really, let's face it. That article was click bait. Pure, unadulterated, shameless, manipulative click bait. (Which, by the way, is why I'm not linking to it). Sure, Ruth Graham just decided to write a stunningly dismissive post about adults needing to be ashamed of reading YA--which has a very obvious framework around 'The Fault … Continue reading Click Bait, Or Why Slate Should Be Embarrassed About That YA Article
Write What You Know
Write what you know It's what every writer has been told in every class they've ever taken. For a long time, I took it literally and despaired. Because I loved all things genre. I loved science fiction--"hard" or "soft", whatever that means--fantasy, horror, mystery... You name it, I loved it. But how could I write … Continue reading Write What You Know
I have recently come to realise something. If you decide you will write every day, no matter what, and you give yourself no excuses and no quarter, even a champion procrastinator like me can get at least three lines out per day. Now, you might say three lines are nothing. But you'd be wrong. At … Continue reading Unblocking
The Next Big Thing
I’m participating in a fun author blog hop called The Next Big Thing. I was tagged for this exercise by the talented Susan Elizabeth Curnow, who has a wonderful science fiction novel out called Game of Adversaries. I was lucky enough to read this book at the beta stage and I'm so happy I get … Continue reading The Next Big Thing