Well, this is all pretty terrible, huh? Since COVID-19 started getting serious, I've been sewing masks. Writing is work, but it's also a luxury. (Please see Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs before leaving angry comments.) My publisher is still hard at work doing their thing, so Pharos still has a chance of coming out this year,… Continue reading Pandemic! At the Sewing Machine
A Game: I'm stuck at home for a while, and if you're doing your part for public health, so are you. So I decided to share a road trip game my friends and I have played for as long as I can remember. It's a song game, so if you know a lot of songs,… Continue reading A Game to Play in the Mean Time
I didn't set out to write a punch-in-the-heart post, but this may or may not contain one, so if you're not feeling up to that kind of emotional voltage, please set this read aside for another time. *** I promised myself that I would try to go out and see friends once a week. It… Continue reading On Disordered Living
From now on, all book-related story posts will be free for the public on Patreon. I'm making this change because I don't want access to book universe stories to be contingent on your ability to pay. I sell plenty of books. I give away books to people who come to me and say they can't… Continue reading Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes
I was talking to someone the other day about how I write, integrate life into writing, and vice versa, and she basically shamed me for not posting writing advice on my blog. I don't really have any writing advice; what I do have is habits. Here are some of my habits. The Idea Jar. The… Continue reading Writing Process Notes
Select works, starting with The Big Book of Post-Collapse Fun, will now be available on itchio. This move comes in response to a conversation about the future of book distribution and encouraging independent options. To celebrate this new store, The Big Book of Post-Collapse Fun is on sale for just $1.50 US from now until… Continue reading Now On Itchio!
Step One: Get dressed. Be mad at the respectability of your clothing. Get dressed again. Realize you have forgotten how to put the scene uniform together. Give up. Wear jeans and a black shirt. Add a belt for fun. Realize that this was all you ever did when you were young, too. Step Two: Arrive… Continue reading Going To A Punk Show In Your Thirties: A Guide
I recently started a Twitter thread that took off and makes a great resource for writers, so I wanted to share it here. Read the replies! Save a cardboard character from their fate! https://twitter.com/WrrrdNrrrdGrrrl/status/1154083685571973121 In other writing news, Epitaph is very nearly finished (putting the last 5k words in the first draft) and Pharos is… Continue reading Take A Quirk, Leave A Quirk
Seanan McGuire, Cat Valente, and a number of other authors I respect immensely were talking today about using Patreon to fund some of the things that keep authors alive and working, like health insurance and a cushion in case of expensive disaster. They make a lot of sense. So I've started a Patreon. Patrons will… Continue reading Patreon Is Live!
I will be doing a Q&A while wearing raccoon pajamas and probably playing ukulele or something at 9 PM EST on Wednesday. Follow me on Periscope so you don't miss it. https://www.pscp.tv/WrrrdNrrrdGrrrl/follow