So, if you haven’t already guessed it from the posts that have come before, publishing is one of those jobs that can Eat Your Life–albeit in a particularly wonderful way that lets you read all sorts of great books before the rest of the world has even seen them. But there’s no such thing [...]
Earlier this week, on one of the gaming forums that I frequent, a fan asked me for writing advice. I gave him my usual multi-paragraph spiel, both about writing and about publishing. But afterward, I got to thinking, and I realized a funny thing. The writing advice I always give, if boiled down to its [...]
Rather than discuss anything “out there” in the genre today, I’m going to take a trip inside, and I’m going to drag you–kicking and screaming, if necessary–with me.
Specifically, I want to take you inside the mind of a writer. Oddly enough, this writer.
As best I can tell, from multiple conversations with other authors, I’m a [...]
The pleasures of Gail Carriger’s Parasol Protectorate urban fantasy series–haute steampunk fashion! hawt werewolves! dirigibles! and the most kickass spinster in history!–are manifold…but perhaps chief among them is the company of Gail Carriger herself and her Austenian wit, her Wodehousian feeling for the absurd. After reading Soulless, this particular reader found herself wishing she could [...]
Authors and editors frequently become good friends. Both know that the professional relationship may not last forever–either can change publishing houses–but I’ve learned never to say a final goodbye, because the winds of change can bring people back together just as easily as it parted them. So has it been with me and Elizabeth Moon, [...]