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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
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The Book Smugglers: Inspirations & Influences for Vigil

blogtourStop 4 on the Vigil blog tour is over at the Book Smugglers’ place, where I drop in, eat all their cupcakes, drink all their coffee, and talk about the inspirations & influences behind Vigil.

Then I leave without helping do
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Dead Letters Cover

The cover for Dead Letters, the anthology edited by Conrad Williams and published by Titan Books, has been revealed! All of the contributors are on the cover, so huzzah! I’ve got a weird and nasty story in this one.


Unquotable Quotes

As we struggle to the end of all the required ‘stuff’ required to get a book out into the world, we thought we’d share some of our less-than-successful requests for cover quotes. Note: none of this
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A bit like re-gifting, yes. Here’s a re-post of my piece on Place as Person, which  originally appeared over at the lovely Mary Victoria’s place.

Place as person: Location, Location, Location!

An essential ingredient of story
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Interesting post from Dr Goss …

… over here, about the line between fantasy and fantasy writers.

For the record, this is precisely how I look when I write … except for the uggs, the dax of track, the bird’s best hair and
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Music in the key of weird over at Weird Fiction Review

Alistair Rennie talks about 2000 Tombs and their musical experiments over here.

Music in the key of China Miéville, Rachel Swirsky and others.

Weird Fiction Review Editorial

My first piece for the Weird Fiction Review has gone live and weird.

Editorial: As the Weird Turns by Angela Slatter

When I was a kid (yes,Virginia, dinosaurs walked the earth then), I read Saki’s “Sredni Vashtar” and have regarded garden sheds with
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The Tree Drive-by: Mary Victoria

Mary Victoria has lived EVERYWHERE … or at least in Cyprus, Canada, Sierra Leone, France, the USand the UK. She finally settled in New Zealand, where she writes full time and has produced the wonderful Tymon’s Flight, Samiha’s Song and Oracle’s Fire for the HarperVoyager imprint. She studied art and film and has worked as an animator.

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T’is the season to be meh …

Yes, it’s that time of the year when EoYM strikes.

That’s End of Year Malaise, a term coined many years ago by my old pal and sparring partner, Charlie Sutton. It describes the period from the beginning
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