Monthly Archives: December 2009

RESOLUTIONS, 2010

With the new year almost upon us, here are five resolutions for 2010. I will be healthier. I almost typed: “I will lose weight,” but that’s really not the point. As I sit here today I weigh about 350 pounds. … Continue reading

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JUDGING BY ITS COVER

Well, here it is at last, a first pass at the cover of The Guide to Writing Fantasy and Science Fiction, by yours truly. The cover painting is a classic piece by Todd Lockwood, one of my favorite fantasy artists, … Continue reading

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DIZES DAGER

If you’re like me, you woke up this morning and thought, I think it’s time for the world to finally see Dizes Dager. But I alone have the power to make that happen. A couple weeks ago I finally cleaned … Continue reading

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HORROR ISN’T FANTASY. THERE, I SAID IT

I’ve been noticing a lot more lately that there is some significant confusion in the book trade as to what, exactly, constitutes a fantasy novel. At times this is just kind of an academic exercise, but if your livelihood relies … Continue reading

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RELIEVED, BUT NERVOUS

Over the weekend I finally finished the first draft of the book on which this blog is based, and emailed the last two files to my editor, Peter Archer, at Adams Media. My mood instantly went from dour and grumpy … Continue reading

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