Category Archives: On Writing: General

Danielle Kaheaku: In Extremis

Today, Danielle Kaheaku talks about her forthcoming novel, In Extremis, and other writerly stuff. An award-winning ghostwriter and editor, Danielle Kaheaku has worked in the entertainment industry for the past twelve years. She has active memberships in the Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Finding an Agent: the Ugly Truth

Art by Kathleen Jennings

Finding an Agent: the Ugly Truth[1]

by Angela Slatter

Literary agents manage, in theory, all the business of a writer’s work. This includes the submission, sale, contracting, publication, translation, production and reproduction. They act as a conduit between authors
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S.P. Miskowski: The Worst is Yet to Come

S.P. Miskowski is a recipient of two National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships. Her stories have been published in Supernatural Tales, Black Static, Identity Theory, Strange Aeons and Eyedolon Magazine as
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How To Be A Writer

Art by Kathleen Jennings as always

So I was supposed to be answering interview questions, but for some reason I wrote this. Everyone’s experience and advice will be different, but this is mine.[1].

 

A writer writes (Thanks, Throw Momma
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The Horror, The Horror VII

So, I’ll be teaching this in July along with luminaries Lynda E. Rucker, S.P. Miskowski, and Michael Cisco – Writing Horror Fiction with Substance.

My week will be all about self-editing for writers, how to get your work into the
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Over at Write Through the Roof …

Madeleine D’Este asked me some questions over at Write Through the Roof, and I tried to provide answers that did not suck.

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Poetry

White fox by Kathleen Jennings (not a puppy)

For whatever reason, I’ve been writing poetry lately.

I’m finding it a good way to work stuff out of my head and also to limber up the writing muscles before I hit the prose.

Crap at finding
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On Reading

Specifically, on the reading you need to do when you’re a writer.

Reading out loud.

In front of an audience.

This is terrifying enough on its own, but you can manage it. Here are a few hints that I find useful:

Practise your reading before you
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Signed copies of Vigil in Brisneyland

Photo by Hachette peeps

Photo by Hachette peeps

So today is the Official Vigil in stores day! As you can see by the celebrating Hachetteers to the left.

I went in to visit with the lovely Pulpsters and what should arrive as I
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Despatches from KSP – Day 14: How to Commit Critique

Art by Kathleen Jennings

Art by Kathleen Jennings

Despatches from KSP – Day 14: How to Commit Critique

Well, this will be my last Despatch from KSP! Tomorrow I head home to Brisneyland and my normal life. I’m looking forward to
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