Tag Archives: Mel Odom

LOOKING BACK AT “32 OF LOVECRAFT’S FAVORITE WORDS”

This post originally appeared on the blog Mel Odom and I set up for the Arron of the Black Forest series—a series that stopped, unfortunately, at the first book—but looking back at this I thought it was worth sharing again, … Continue reading

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SEPARATING THE AUTHOR AND THE WORK, THE ARTIST AND THE ART

Bill Cosby, rapist Michael Jackson, child molester H.P. Lovecraft, racist You know I don’t watch the TV news, so I’m happy to report that I have done no wallowing in the sick spectacle that has become of the once venerated … Continue reading

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ONE OF THOSE WEEKS

Another late blog post this week, though I’ve really been thinking about it all day. I could write about this, I could write about that, I could write about the other thing . . . and though I always like to keep it … Continue reading

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SOME COPY TIPS

Cover copy, sell copy, catalog copy, web copy . . . the reality is that unless you, your editor, or some other helpful soul writes this, your book will forever be overlooked. Though yes, it is possible to present a book without … 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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FOUND: SIXTEEN-AND-A-HALF DEADLINES, SLIGHTLY USED

Ah, what a change two and a half years can bring! On October 5, 2010, here at Fantasy Author’s Handbook, I posted a, unabashed plea for deadlines: WANTED: ONE DEADLINE, ANY CONDITION in which, among other things, I bemoaned my … Continue reading

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TOOLS OF THE TRADE: TRAVELLER5

Some time ago, I recommended the long out of print MegaTraveller role-playing game supplement World Builder’s Handbook as a helpful tool for creating believable planets and star systems. Since then, I have begun work on a new series of tie-in … Continue reading

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