Category Archives: The Fathomless Abyss

WHY AMAZON DOESN’T SCARE ME

Depending on whether or not you’ve put all your indie publishing eggs in the Kindle Select Program or not, you may see Amazon as the Great Liberator or the Great Satan. If you’re trying to run an independent brick-and-mortar bookstore—first … Continue reading

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WORLDBUILDING NEEDS YOU!

I hate to do it, but this one is primarily for Seattle-area people . . . The next eight-week session of my Worldbuilding class at Bellevue College is starting on July 1, and there are still spots open. Register now! If you do … Continue reading

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SIX WAYS TO BREAK THROUGH WRITER’S BLOCK

Last week I bemoaned my lack of progress on various projects, and though this past week has seen a dramatic up-tick in productivity, it’s also found me continuing to think about the subject, from various angles. I’ve been asked recently, … Continue reading

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ONLY IMPERIAL STORMTROOPERS ARE THIS (IM)PRECISE

Why is it that nobody in science fiction, especially the bad guys, can shoot straight? In all my classes on writing, including The Guide to Writing Fantasy and Science Fiction, I belabor the point that SF and fantasy are inherently … Continue reading

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NOBODY’S FAULT

Yesterday, another huge tornado ripped through the Oklahoma City suburb of Moore, brushing terrifyingly close to the home of my friend and occasional collaborator Mel Odom. After a few tense hours we finally heard through Facebook that he’d managed to … Continue reading

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THINGS ARE GOING TO START HAPPENING TO ME NOW

Or are they? Okay, I’ll back up a little. For the past couple years I’ve been reading a lot of advice for indie/self-published authors on the subject of marketing, and giving my fair share, too. Though it’s never been easier … Continue reading

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SIT YOUR ASS DOWN AND DO IT!

A couple weeks ago, my fellow Fathomless Abyss explorer Mike Resnick posted on Facebook about all the books and stories he finished in 2012 and I was simply blown away by his output. It put my meager word counts to … Continue reading

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