You can do everything right

Last week Publisher's Weekly published an article about the increasing inequity in advances for traditionally published authors. This comes in the wake of several years of writing income studies that are showing median writer income to be decreasing steadily. From the 2018 report by the Author's Guild: Median incomes of all published authors who were... Continue Reading →

On writing endings: lessons from the Hollows

Recently, I've been re-reading the Hollows Series by Kim Harrison. For those who don't remember this lovely series, it was one of those fun re-imaginings of our world that was contemporary to the Sookie Stackhouse novels, later adapted into True Blood, and Kelley Armstrong's Women of the Otherworld series, adapted into the TV Show Bitten.... Continue Reading →

Short Fiction and market conversations

As you all know, or maybe you don't, I've been writing a decent amount (for me) of short fiction lately. I think this is mostly me trying to explore a medium that doesn't require a months-long commitment to a single world but still allows me to explore imagery and concepts that catch my fancy. I've... Continue Reading →

Mapping, stories, Random City Generator

Short post this week, but a fun one! I encountered the Random City Generator a few months back, and I've really been enjoying playing with it. While I haven't been doing a great deal of mapping for my stories recently, I do use maps a lot to visualize different communities. Previous to this, I have... Continue Reading →

Loss and telling you story

October is, in the traditions I was handed down, a month of joyful harvest. It is also a month of reaping. This is the month that fields die. It is the month where the veil grows thin, and the dead come to visit. The first book I ever finished I finished in the wake of... Continue Reading →

Doubt, desires, futures

This week, I've been reminding myself that you can look back, but you can't go back. I'm a self-published author, and when I started this gig I had no idea what I was doing. It is possible that I still don't. Periodically, I will remember this. Writing could, easily, be a full-time gig. There are... Continue Reading →

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