I know I’m not in the majority when I recommend that you get involved with a writers’ group. Dean Koontz apparently loathes them, Harlan Ellison despises them, and I’ve read advice from dozens of other pros whose work I love and whose opinions I value who say writers’ groups will do everything from steal your… Continue reading The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly, or How to Choose a Writers’ Group
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Reader Bonus: 396 Books and Other Resources Writers Recommend
I used to have a lot of fun with the folks on my list back when I only sent emails to one group of people. Well, I’m back to just mailing to one group of people. So I’m saying it’s time to have some fun again. This is what my list guys and I built… Continue reading Reader Bonus: 396 Books and Other Resources Writers Recommend
Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Cultural Appropriation: A question for other writers
The objective of writing science fiction, fantasy, (and fiction in general) is to explore the world of what could be, what should be, what should never be — to challenge your own assumptions, to discover, uncover, or invent new ways of thinking about life and new ways of seeing the world, humanity, and life, to… Continue reading Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Cultural Appropriation: A question for other writers
The Forward Motion Writers’ Community
I created and for about half a dozen years I ran a free online writers community called Forward Motion. I don’t anymore, but Forward Motion is huge, growing, still free, and still wonderful. It’s now owned and run by my friend Lazette Gifford. Check it out. Main Community Discussion Board Community Directory What Is Forward… Continue reading The Forward Motion Writers’ Community
Writers’ Block: Losing (and Regaining) Writer’s Hunger
At the heart and soul of writing is the desire to write. And your relationship with writing, like all other relationships, can atrophy from the day-to-day wear of disappointment, from lack of support, from lack of feedback, from lack of incentive, from just plain exhaustion, and from a thousand other things. It can be as… Continue reading Writers’ Block: Losing (and Regaining) Writer’s Hunger
The Future of the Forward Motion Writers’ Community
Note: I created the Forward Motion Writers’ Community in its first iteration back in late 1997 or early 1998, and was both its administrator and a very active participant for about five years. That has changed. The following is my letter to the community, posted Nov. 13th, 2003. There’s a scene in Talyn where Talyn… Continue reading The Future of the Forward Motion Writers’ Community
Quoted in PublishersWeekly.Com
Here’s the article. And here’s the full text of the interview I gave: 1) How do you use your website and other online sites (other people’s blogs, your publishers’ websites, etc.) to encourage people to read your work? I stick pretty close to home where promoting my work goes — what promotion I do, I… Continue reading Quoted in PublishersWeekly.Com
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Yippeeeee!!! Good News on Ohio 5 & Writing Site Updates!
I had a blast this morning. Lost track of time, (and as a result got twice as many words as the last few writing days)… And I got a kick-ass start to Chapter Two. My MC is in trouble, her entire town is in trouble, and in MY tomorrow but her next three seconds, she… Continue reading Yippeeeee!!! Good News on Ohio 5 & Writing Site Updates!
Ohio 4: Friends, cannibals, and 4,475 words (of 1250 planned, plus how THAT happened)… and 15,118 total…
I wrote about 700 actual words today. Following which, I benefitted by having vastly overwritten a big chunk of Ohio 3, in which I leapt ahead and did a ton of stuff that actually needed to wait until this book. When I realized, back in Book 3, that I’d gotten ahead of myself, I set those… Continue reading Ohio 4: Friends, cannibals, and 4,475 words (of 1250 planned, plus how THAT happened)… and 15,118 total…