Tag Archives: critiquing
When is Crap crap?

When is Crap crap?

In a recent blogpost, J. A. Konrath addressed the fears by some writers that their quality work will sink unnoticed, unloved and (worst of all) unpurchased in the great “Tsunami of crap” resulting from everyone self-publishing. He quite correctly notes that this fear is nonsense and promulgated by house slaves. He suggests that their predictions [...]

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Protect Yourself: Sample ebooks before you buy!

Protect Yourself: Sample ebooks before you buy!

I spend a lot of time writing and talking about electronic publishing. One of the issues that comes up from both writers and readers is this: With everyone publishing out there, how do I know what is good? (The author version of that question is, “With everyone publishing out there, how can I make my [...]

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DragonCon

DragonCon

Aaron Allston and I will be teaching an expanded track of Inner Circle Writer Workshop Classes at DragonCon over the Labor Day weekend. Last year was our first year. Our program was so successful, they’ve had to move us to a larger venue. (We’ll have enough chairs this year—without raiding other rooms.) You can either [...]

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Writing Seminars in Austin Next Week

Writing Seminars in Austin Next Week

Monday and Tuesday (July 26-27) Aaron Allston and I will be at Dragon’s Lair Comics and Fantasy in Austin, TX to hold two days of writing seminars. Dragon’s Lair has posted the full schedule of events for your edification. We’re putting on ten hours of seminars, including my 21 Days to a Novel and Aaron’s [...]

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Book Review: A Twisted Faith by Gregg Olsen

Book Review: A Twisted Faith by Gregg Olsen

A Twisted Faith by Gregg Olsen is a great true-crime book which also provides a wonderful look inside an American subculture that we all know exists, but seldom get to explore. I got the book in preparation to interview Gregg on Dragonpage Cover to Cover podcast. A Twisted Faith delves into the story of Nick [...]

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The Secrets Issue 136: Serendipity

The Secrets Issue 136: Serendipity

I just released the most recent issue of my newsletter, The Secrets. This issue is titled Serendipity. In it I go through the thought processes that shaped my recent story Chance Corrigan and The Tick-tock King of the Nile. (It will be coming out some time this year from DAW—I’ll post on its availability when [...]

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Why I can’t read your stories…

One of the cool things about the Internet is that I get to hear from a lot of folks—here in comments, on Facebook, and on Twitter. If you’re on either of those services, feel free to add me as a friend and/or follow me. (On Twitter I tend to post a bunch of links to [...]

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