Hurrah! I became a Level 49 Human today and I’m in Chattanooga to celebrate my birthday with my parents. Mom is leveling up to 80 this weekend so we have a shindig planned. Meanwhile! I have a party favor for you. There’s a short story, “The Worshipful Society of Glovers” that came out last year […]Read more "Mary Robinette Kowal: Anatomy of a Story Process"
By Nick Younker Indie authors have been on the scene now for years, but getting their work out there is still the biggest challenges they face in the marketplace. Even though Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) gives you some options for promoting, it usually falls flat. “Truly unnerving original horror…” For most indie scribes, money […]Read more "Promoting Your Indie Book On Twitter: A Crash Course"
Episode 2 – Space Opera: livestreamed February 18, 2018. #SpecWomenChat is a livestreamed panel discussion featuring women who work in, and write, SFF. Our Panel: Ann Leckie has worked as a waitress, a receptionist, a rodman on a land-surveying crew, a lunch lady, and a recording engineer. The author of many published short stories, and […]Read more "#SpecWomenChat Episode 2 – Space Opera"
I am a fan of the Dark Tower series by Stephen King (clearly it’s a love or hate relationship with sci-fi and fantasy fans.) I thought this video was an excellent analysis of the character of Roland Deschain, the Gunslinger, an unforgettable character that, love or hate the series, lingers in one’s mind. But I […]Read more "Roland Deschain: PTSD and Redemption"
Originally posted on POCGamer:
So, no names, no packdrill. This is one of those rare personal experience posts I do for POCGamer, concerning a recent experience and the realities of being Black and a content creator. First off, some background. I’m a member of a local writer’s critique group, and full disclosure, I’ve been pretty…
Afrofuturism is a cultural aesthetic encompassing film, art, music, fashion, and literature. It explores the experiences and concerns of the African Diaspora through a techno-cultural and science fictional lens. The term was coined by Mark Dery in 1993 in a series of essays. Afrofuturism is hard to define. I’d done plenty of reading on the […]Read more "Sword and Soul: Why Afrofuturism Matters"
So this is how we manage work deadlines for my writing. This is the stuff that I’m intending to write & work on up to June of this year. The pink post-its are writing deadlines, and the green post-its are deadlines for my editor. We include the submission deadline at the bottom of the editorial […]Read more "My Work Board for 2018 (So Far)"