Monthly Archives: October 2012

ASK, AND YOU SHALL RECEIVE

Last week I waxed poetic about the Writers Digest Conference and other similar events. One of the things I love about live events is not that I get a chance to stand up there and spout off, or be spouted … Continue reading

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“NOW GO HOME AND WRITE!”

I spent last weekend in Hollywood, California, attending the Writers Digest Conference West as a speaker, and as always when I go to this sort of event, an enthusiastic participant as well. Anyone who knows me knows I hate to … Continue reading

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THE NAME GAME

When I speak at writers conferences or conventions one of the more common questions that pops up is some variation on, “How do I come up with names for my characters?” I’ve always struggled to respond this, and I don’t … Continue reading

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I’D LIKE TO THANK MY PARENTS, ED GREENWOOD AND AYN RAND

So there’s this nasty rumor going around that I’m a libertarian, supporter of Ron Paul, devotee of Ayn Rand, and all-around neo-conservative firebrand. How could that happen? Granted, I did write a fantasy re-telling of The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand, … Continue reading

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BOOKS FOR FANTASY AUTHORS XIV: THE PRINCE

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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