Writer's Digest is celebrating its 100th anniversary, which is pretty epic. At the same time, the parent company of F&W is also declaring bankruptcy. It was the best of times, it was the worst of times... I've been at the writing game since the early 1990s. I was a teenager when I first mailed off… Continue reading 100 Years of Writer’s Digest (#WritersDigest100): Some Thoughts
Two of Manny’s bodyguards kicked the door to my shitty, off-the-strip motel room door right off its hinges. I was waiting for them by the peeling door jamb with a taser.
I have a new story out in the world today. It is called "Galactic Tourist Industrial Complex" and you can find in the anthology New Suns: Original Speculative Fiction by People of Color, edited by Nisi Shawl. I was very honored when Nisi reached out to me to see if I would write a story… Continue reading A Little About My Latest Story “Galactic Tourist Industrial Complex” (Launching Today in New Suns: Original Speculative Fiction by People of Color)
People often ask me what tools I use to write with. I've created this page to summarize all my favorite tools to write with, but keep in mind the best tools for you to write with are the ones that work for you. All of these items are linked with affiliate links, I get a… Continue reading What Tools Does a Professional Fiction Writer Use?
I came to town, as begged by telegraph, as speedily as I could to see about the problem of the women who’d all thrown themselves to death off Rushtown Gulch.
Something crashed through the underbrush, and the insect-like shadows crouched about the fire jerked awake, sensors gleaming in the angry red firelight as they cried out in alarm on frequencies audible and inaudible: “Who goes there?”
I often tell people I pay attention to a rubric that goes something like this: If you do something you hate and you’re successful with it, you’ll still be stuck doing something you hate. It’s a 50% satisfaction situation. Because you'll be successful, which is great, but you'll be doing something you hate, and that's… Continue reading How I Came to Write My Novel The Trove
At five’o’clock, agents working for ICE swarmed through the doors of a childcare center on 35th Street, across the road from Eastern Park, and arrested the children of a superhero.
For the past 11 months I’ve been using a 13" 2017 MacBook Pro after my old 2014 MacBook Pro was dropped going through airport security by an agent who picked up my bag without realizing the bag wasn’t zipped. The 13” was a workhouse that did well for me, and I’ve been using the model… Continue reading Why I Downgraded My 2017 MacBook Pro to a 2015 MacBook Pro
Lightspeed Magazine has reprinted my story 'Zen and the Art of Starship Maintenance' today online for all to read. Also, Locus put the story on their 2017 Recommended Reading List. This is the story that will be in 3 of the Year's Best anthologies. I'm grateful to everyone who has highlighted this story and talked… Continue reading Read 'Zen and the Art of Starship Maintenance' for free at Lightspeed Magazine Online