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It’s rewrites and beer o’clock!

  ICYMI, Harper Voyager (the specfic branch of big-sixer Harper Collins) is throwing wide its submission doors for two weeks in October to unagented, unsolicited FULL manuscripts. HV publishes bigwigs like Richard Kadrey, Gregory Maguire, Kim Harrison, Clive Barker, Jack … Continue reading

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Unchained & unplugged

So six weeks ago, my manager came up to me and said, “You like Neil Gaiman, right?” And I said, “Well.. yeah. Of course.” She said, “He’s coming to town. September 14.” And when I picked myself back up off … Continue reading

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How I Learned to Write a Damn Book

A lot of you probably wonder why I fangirl so ridiculously hard on Jim Butcher all the time. A lot of you probably think that I have some kind of crazycatlady crush on the man–or maybe on Harry Dresden. You … Continue reading

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Fandom Fest; or, Woman Cannot Survive on Bourbon and Coffee Alone

First of all, this happened: James R. Tuck, author of BLOOD AND BULLETS from Kensington, and Richard Kadrey, author of SANDMAN SLIM from Harper Collins, put me in a Big Tattooed Dude sandwich. Shenanigans also included being a corset mannequin, … Continue reading

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The Problem with Present Tense (in which I tacitly pimp Chuck Wendig’s BLACKBIRDS)

Let’s be clear: I do not encourage new writers to write in the present tense. It is, by and large, not for the faint of heart – and certainly not for the faint of grammar. Present tense works in one … Continue reading

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Finally, a post about writing

I get it. I talk about books a lot. A lot. Look, I work at two bookstores and my weeks start on Tuesdays. Plus it’s sort of my job to read books. At least that’s what I have to tell … Continue reading

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Search: “books like the dresden files”

Okay, so I get this a lot. It’s all over Goodreads, it’s a search query that brings folks to my blog at least every other day, never mind all the real people I run into that ask me that question. … Continue reading

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