Personal, Rook and Rose

The Origins of a Scar

Yesterday I finally had the surgery for my hyperparathyroidism, which was diagnosed back in October, but then an ankle injury derailed me for the entire winter (and then, y'know... there was this pandemic thing that cropped up). One of the nice things about this particular surgery is that you know almost immediately if it was… Continue reading The Origins of a Scar

On Writing

The Bread and Butter of Writing

Recently (as in, like, this morning while I was making toast), I’ve been thinking about descriptions at the sentence level, especially as it relates to character, character voice, PoV, and worldbuilding. The opening chapter of Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson is a masterclass in this (and, not incidentally, my favorite book opening of all time).… Continue reading The Bread and Butter of Writing

Uncategorized

Not Another Writing Advice Post, UGH! – Passive Voice

Yes, another writing advice post. In fact, my first such post! Seems like an oxymoron, I know. The ‘not another – Ugh’ energy has more to do with how much writing advice there is out there, and my own hesitation over adding something useless or repetitive to the noise. My editor for the Mr. Mystic… Continue reading Not Another Writing Advice Post, UGH! – Passive Voice

My Cool Stuff!

Coming Soon to a GenCon Near You!

Next week I'll be heading to Indianapolis for GenCon. In preparation of which, I am building an army of Angry Robot Badge Bobbles to give out while I'm helping at the Angry Robot booth. In addition to booth time, I'm on programming for the Writer's Symposium. I'll be spending some quality hangout time with my old Changeling crew,… Continue reading Coming Soon to a GenCon Near You!

Interviews and Guest Posts, Other People's Cool Stuff, Uncategorized, Where Are We Now?

Where Are We Now?: Henry Lien

The Clarion Workshops (Clarion in San Diego and Clarion West in Seattle) are by-audition workshops for writers of speculative fiction (SF/Fantasy/Horror). For six weeks during the summer, eighteen writers come together under the instruction of six seasoned masters of genre. The students churn out one story and seventeen critiques a week. It’s an intense experience,… Continue reading Where Are We Now?: Henry Lien

Interviews and Guest Posts, Other People's Cool Stuff, Where Are We Now?

Where Are We Now?: Bryan Camp

The Clarion Workshops (Clarion in San Diego and Clarion West in Seattle) are by-audition workshops for writers of speculative fiction (SF/Fantasy/Horror). For six weeks during the summer, eighteen writers come together under the instruction of six seasoned masters of genre. The students churn out one story and seventeen critiques a week. It’s an intense experience,… Continue reading Where Are We Now?: Bryan Camp

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Where Are We Now?: Indra Das

The Clarion Workshops (Clarion in San Diego and Clarion West in Seattle) are by-audition workshops for writers of speculative fiction (SF/Fantasy/Horror). For six weeks during the summer, eighteen writers come together under the instruction of six seasoned masters of genre. The students churn out one story and seventeen critiques a week. It’s an intense experience,… Continue reading Where Are We Now?: Indra Das

Interviews and Guest Posts, Other People's Cool Stuff, Where Are We Now?

Where Are We Now?: Helen Marshall

The Clarion Workshops (Clarion in San Diego and Clarion West in Seattle) are by-audition workshops for writers of speculative fiction (SF/Fantasy/Horror). For six weeks during the summer, eighteen writers come together under the instruction of six seasoned masters of genre. The students churn out one story and seventeen critiques a week. It’s an intense experience,… Continue reading Where Are We Now?: Helen Marshall

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Where Are We Now? Cory Skerry

The Clarion Workshops (Clarion in San Diego and Clarion West in Seattle) are by-audition workshops for writers of speculative fiction (SF/Fantasy/Horror). For six weeks during the summer, eighteen writers come together under the instruction of six seasoned masters of genre. The students churn out one story and seventeen critiques a week. It’s an intense experience,… Continue reading Where Are We Now? Cory Skerry

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Where Are We Now?: Gordon Harper

The Clarion Workshops (Clarion in San Diego and Clarion West in Seattle) are by-audition workshops for writers of speculative fiction (SF/Fantasy/Horror). For six weeks during the summer, eighteen writers come together under the instruction of six seasoned masters of genre. The students churn out one story and seventeen critiques a week. It’s an intense experience,… Continue reading Where Are We Now?: Gordon Harper