Monthly Archives: November 2011

THE FATHOMLESS ABYSS

Finally, one of my notorious “secret projects” revealed. First, the amazing cover art by Mats Minnhagen Whose idea was it? The idea for a shared world collective was a combination of Mel Odom, Joe McDermott, and me, I suppose. The … Continue reading

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WHAT I’M THANKFUL FOR, 2011

On November 24, 2009 I wrote a post here entitled “What I’m Thankful For, 2009.” I looked back on that post this morning equally happy and sad. I smiled at my “sense of near-completion” on The Guide to Writing Fantasy … Continue reading

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BOOKS FOR FANTASY AUTHORS XI: THE RED HOURGLASS

From time to time I’ll recommend—not review, mind you, but recommend, and yes, there is a difference—books that I think science fiction and fantasy authors should have on their shelves. Some may be new and still in print, some may … Continue reading

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THE ART & SCIENCE OF THE TITLE

What a tired old phrase: “X is more art than science,” in which X can be anything, including art or science. And saying “Choosing a title for your novel or short story is more art than science” is particularly silly … Continue reading

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DE-RE-PRIORITIZING READING

I’m a reader, and always have been. I’m proud to identify myself as such, and have written here and elsewhere of my love of reading. I’ve listed my favorite science fiction and fantasy books. I maintain a presence on GoodReads, … Continue reading

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