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