As a writer, you throw your work out into the world and just hope to find an editor who gets you or to hit the right market at the right time. There is so little feedback from actual readers when you write short fiction and flash fiction. It's like screaming into a void sometimes. When… Continue reading Not to brag or anything…
I'm sitting in a panel about writing to prompts at Stoker Con, feet from the incomparable horror poet Linda Addison who won the lifetime achievement Stoker award last year, one my fave teachers Mike Arnzen, my roomie Karen Bovenmeyer (an assistant editor for Psuedopod), and Marge Simon who is a goddess of HWA and won… Continue reading STOKER CON- WOW!
Man, I'm bad at blogging! I'm going to try to be better. Speaking of resolutions, one of my writing resolutions for this year is to correct my slow editing tendancies by becoming a skilled, joyful editor. I don't know if the joyful part will happen, but I'm headed to Balitmore today for a three day… Continue reading Borderland Press Writers Bootcamp
I just got back from what's probably my favorite con. What an awesome group of people run and participate in Cap. The programming is excellent, including cutting edge topics on diversity in literature that reaches beyond a discussion of culture and color of skin. I really enjoyed the way that the locals support the speakers,… Continue reading Capricon in Chicago
Come join us and write a complete piece this weekend. The contest starts tonight at 8 EST. You should submit your piece by Saturday at 8 EST, then on Sunday edit all the pieces submitted by 8 EST. The edits are light, usually a paragraph or so of advice. Join us, the deadites said! http://www.obsidianflash.com
My Son and I went to WindyCon for the first time this month. It's a smaller con right outside of Chicago. What was really awesome about this con was that it had a theme, "dystopia," and that them informed much of the programming, activites, and cosplay. As a fan con, I'd say this ranks up… Continue reading WindyCon Report
If Archon isn't on your list of cons and you either want a strong writing track or really enjoy high quality, fan created events, you should add this to your schedule for next year. I will bullet point the awesomeness for you! *Programming is incredible. The breadth of what's available, especially the writing track, is… Continue reading Archon Report
This is an excellent convention with a great writing track. I'll be on panels as will my comic nerd son. Stop by and see us at my reading or some buy a signed copy of Enter the Apocalypse featuring my story, "The Sky Fell."
Writing hurts. The idea is a thorn in the meat of your brain. Dredging your memory is digging a grave. Editing is the moment when that frickin' fat headed baby is crowning, ripping through the wall of my vaginal consciousness. I started writing seriously in 2000 and joined the excellent Writing Popular Fiction Program at… Continue reading The Ups and Downs of Writing
If you are a writer, one great way to improve your prose is to write flash fiction. Not only do you stir the creative pot, but you can chose to work on particular skills that you want to develop as a writer. This weekend I will be the "Flash Master" at the Obsidian Flash bi-weekly… Continue reading Flash Fiction Contest at Obsidian Flash