There's a cool article in the Guardian today for anyone looking for links so they can start reading scifi that isn't default American/English. Scifi from all corners of the globe has always been around, but recently some of those works have been hitting the mainstream, culminating in this year's Hugo Awards, where the Chinese novel, The Three-Body … Continue reading SciFi From Around The World
Greg's a wonderful old friend from Australia and we met on the OWW years ago where we supported each other as we crept toward our goal of being decent writers some day and shared our love of all things cricket. Greg wrote this amazing, emotional, dystopic yet almost urban fantasy book called 'Nine Planets' that really didn't … Continue reading Greg Byrne Got One Hell of a Publishers Weekly Review For His Debut Novel Nine Planets!
Yep. You read that right. I've decided to try out Wattpad, as it's far bigger than my normal writing community, the OWW, and I wanted a place to connect to more readers. So I've joined up and I've posted the first chapter of LEX TALIONIS here. If I get enough readers and interest, as expressed in … Continue reading Look, Ma! No Hands! I’m on Wattpad!
It was the only advice she ever gave me, and it was really freaking simple. She said, join a critique group. That's it. Nothing else. Join a critique group. It's not like she knew me or anything. I was a random newbie who had been writing for years in private and sent her a story … Continue reading The Best Writing Advice Ellen Datlow Ever Gave Me
I'm not an expert on this stuff. But I'm a writer, so when people are talking about stuff, I have to take notice. Scott Turow, president of the Author's Guild, had an interesting article in the New York Times today that every author should read, so I'm posting the link here. http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/08/opinion/the-slow-death-of-the-american-author.html?pagewanted=2&_r=0&nl=opinion&emc=edit_ty_20130408 I'm sure those … Continue reading Copyrights and Other Thoughts