Monthly Archives: January 2015

Writer Tech: Playing Dragon Age Helped Me Level Up As a Novelist (interview with Devin Harnois)

In this installment of Writer Tech, we interview Devin Harnois about his experience with playing games in the Dragon Age franchise. As anyone following the SF/F/R (science fiction/fantasy/romance) axis on Twitter knows, these games have taken a big bite out … Continue reading

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Love in the Time of Starships: Foxhole Romance, Raygun Shenanigans, and the N-Ring Circus (Veronica Scott, Kris Rusch, Lois McMaster Bujold)

Veronica Scott. Wreck of the Nebula Dream Kris Rusch (writing as Kris DeLake). Assassins in Love Lois McMaster Bujold. A Civil Campaign For better for worse, or: nothing is more romantic than a shipwreck A long time ago in a … Continue reading

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Weekend Writing Warriors: Sunday 11 January 2015 (NaNo 2014 WIP Romance with Rayguns)

From earlier in the story: Hernan and Taryn have evaded capture and stowed away with the cargo for an interstellar supply run. *** No longer quarry, Hernan could now serve Taryn’s role as hunter. Free-fall. They felt the acceleration, on … Continue reading

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Cover Reveal: The Lost Pissarro (forthcoming publication this week!)

Last night, finished the semi-final edits on The Lost Pissarro and commended my brainchild to the final reader (QA and continuity). This story, currently at 28,000 words, will be published some time this week! The Lost Pissarro: A Tale of … Continue reading

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Love in the Time of Starships: Reading as Writer & Fan (Ann Leckie, Imperial Radch series)

Ann Leckie. Ancillary Justice and Ancillary Sword (Imperial Radch) Other works mentioned: Laila Lalami. The Moor’s Account Salman Rushdie. The Enchantress of Florence Reading as a writer, I: the totally original idea (not) I definitely came to the Imperial Radch … Continue reading

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Weekend Writing Warriors: Sunday 4 January 2015 (NaNo 2014 WIP Romance with Rayguns)

They dozed, comfortably entangled, sticky and pleasantly sore. “It passes the time,” Taryn said at length. “And so very delightfully.” She yawned and wriggled closer. “Traveling companion,” Hernan said in reply, “very interesting way to think about this. Nowhere near … Continue reading

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Writer Tech: Interview with Becca Patterson about Writing through Hard Times (141K in November)

Welcome to 2015! In honor of the New Year, I’m kicking off a series of posts about Writer Tech, both technique and technology.  Since technique (how we use the tools) is more important than technology (the tools) this first post … Continue reading

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