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
Common advice tells you to write every day. I never got the hang of it. NaNoWriMo is coming soon, and then, I'll write every day. I'll live in one project (the last of the full Planetary Tarantella novels, An Epitaph For Everything Else) so completely that I'll dream it and forget how to talk about… Continue reading Every Day