Bingo

Heh.  So, first, John Scalzi put up The Electronic Publishing Bingo Card: For those of you unfamiliar with the “Bingo Card” concept, basically, if you see one or more of your favorite arguments for how ZOMG EPUBBING WILL CHANGE THE WORLD…

Boycott Dorchester

This is — I don’t even have words for this.  “Reprehensible” will do, for a start.  Brian Keene writes: Starting in late 2009, Dorchester–Leisure began making late payments to some of their authors. Indeed, some authors report never having received…

One Foot in the Other World

Remember a few posts back, when I wrote about writers and depression? Well, when I saw a post from Joe Konrath entitled “Depression and Writers”, I thought it was going to be along the same lines, talking about the phenomenon…

Caught in Public

I keep forgetting to mention this today, partly because I keep having trouble believing it happened: I was out with friends last night at the AFK Tavern, which bills itself as “a place for Geeks and Gamers.”  Which, by the…

Turkish Delight

I’m working on a “second edition” of Slices already, even though it only came out last October.  There are a few reasons for this: I’m not happy with the cover. I like it, but I don’t think it really suits…

The Three Sisters

Urban fantasy writer Seanan McGuire talks about how the old fairy tales lost their middle ground and divided into fantasy for children and horror for adults, and how that division is finally healing itself: “We never really let go of…

Re-thinking Rewriting

Dean Wesley Smith takes on one of the biggest sacred cows of the writing business — namely, the idea that first drafts are worthless, that a story or a novel is only any good if you’ve revised and rewritten it…

Worth a Thousand Words

Okay, so, you watch horror movies, read horror novels . . . . Seen any good horror photography lately? Don’t know what I’m talking about?  Then you need an introduction to the world of Joshua Hoffine: “Horror, as an art…

Cover Yourself

The main thing that to this day holds me back from dressing like a goddamn grownup is my ongoing love affair with the logo T-shirt — movie T-shirts, band T-shirts, comic book logo T-shirts . . . my wardrobe is…

The Long Road Ahead

I’ve heard good things for a long time about a piece of software called Scrivener, which is not so much a traditional “word processor” as it is a writing project management system, useful for writing and organizing long projects like…