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Posts made in 2014

Living With Imposter Syndrome–Guest Post Live on Fictionvale!

Posted by on Nov 24, 2014 in Blog Posts, Editing, Uncategorized, Work and Career, Writing, Writing Advice | 0 comments

The first mercy of impostor syndrome, in my experience at least, is that it isn’t constant. Instead it attacks at intervals, at moments of either my deepest despair or highest success. Of course success attracts this psychological beastie’s attention: in the grips of impostor syndrome, my jerky brain is happy to dismiss any achievement as a fluke or a fraud. I’ve either tricked people into thinking I can write, or they’ve reviewed my manuscript favorably from pity for someone so pathetically...

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All the Grammar Knowledge You Need for NaNo

Posted by on Nov 4, 2014 in Blog Posts, Editing, Uncategorized, Writing | 0 comments

All the Grammar Knowledge You Need for NaNo

National Novel Writing Month is not the time to become a grammar expert. The entire idea of this challenge is to stop worrying and write, that is, to churn out 1600+ words of prose each day, prose whose main glory is that it exists, not that it is perfect. Stopping to study capitalizing, punctuation, and sentence structure can only be a distraction, and probably a dispiriting one. That said, NaNoWriMo is also not a great time to be slowed down by worrying whether you’ve punctuated this...

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New Release: Different Dragons II

Posted by on Oct 2, 2014 in Blog Posts, Uncategorized | 0 comments

New Release: Different Dragons II

“Of the Generation” has been reprinted in WolfSinger Publication’s Different Dragons II, a collection of cliche-busting dragon stories. To celebrate the new release, WolfSinger is offering a 25% discount through Createspace— follow the link and enter discount code TGERED9J at checkout. For those who prefer ebooks, the Smashwords coupon code ED26N will also give you a 25% discount at checkout. Both codes are valid only until October 15, so move...

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The Ada Initiative and ‘Citizen Editors’

Posted by on Sep 19, 2014 in Blog Posts, Uncategorized | 0 comments

It might be good for the world, though temporarily stressful for one’s marriage, to edit an anthology together, as Leonard and I discovered when we created and published our speculative fiction anthology Thoughtcrime Experiments together in 2009. Despite the risks, maybe you should become an editor. “Reader” and “writer” and “editor” are tags, not categories. If you love a subject, and you have some money and some time, you can haul under-appreciated work into wider...

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Fictionvale pub announcement!

Posted by on Aug 20, 2014 in Blog Posts, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Fictionvale pub announcement!

My fantasy story “Eisiden’s Sister” has appeared in Fictionvale’s 4th episode.  The third published piece featuring swordsman Rathin and wizard Anweth, it actually takes place towards the end of their timeline–and features a major twist in their circumstances. Also keep an eye out for my guest post on the Fictionvale blog early next week. It’ll be a quick checklist to getting started publishing short fiction. I’m glad of the opportunity to guest...

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