28
May

The 18 rules I learned in my 1st year as a full time writer

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I’ve decided I’m not going to do con roundup posts any­more. Unless some­thing par­tic­u­larly spec­tac­ular hap­pened (in this case — a.) Get­ting to be a guest on Mur Lafferty’s I Should Be Writing pod­cast, live and b.) Having Dave Robison … Con­tinue reading

20
May

Weapons Consult

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I’ve gotten to do some seri­ously awe­some stuff since I embarked on this little adven­ture of full-time writing. For example: Last night, at the 2012 Nebula Awards, I got to stand on a stage and present the Ray Brad­bury Award … Con­tinue reading

14
May

The change is accelerating

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When I was in col­lege, I took an ECON 101 course. The bedrock of the course was a paper, which, despite my con­sid­er­able google-fu, I can’t find for the life of me. So, here’s my inad­e­quate attempt to recon­struct the … Con­tinue reading

9
May

When to Speak Up

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What do China Mieville, Orson Scott Card and Frank Miller have in common? They are all amazing writers whose work has fun­da­men­tally changed my life.  The Scar, Ender’s Game, and The Dark Knight Returns are some of the most impor­tant books … Con­tinue reading

1
May

Have faith, then shut the f$#k up and work

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Here’s the thing with weight-training, with all exer­cise, actu­ally: You start out on an exer­cise pro­gram. You have an image in your mind of what you want to look like, the reward you want to reap. You step into the … Con­tinue reading