It’s All Just a Draft

About the Book How much does the average author make? How long should my book be? Should I outline my book? New York Times Bestselling author and World Fantasy Award winner Tobias Buckell started blogging about his path to becoming a writer in 1998. His website and frequent talks to writing workshops and universities contained… Continue reading It’s All Just a Draft

Writing

Why I Wrote a 21,000 Word Outline for My Novel…

(Note: this originally appeared to members of my Patreon in October) One of the most well-read posts on my website is the post I titled “How I outline a novel” which I then updated several years later, which was mostly a summary of how I approached writing my first novel Crystal Rain. Some (cough) years… Continue reading Why I Wrote a 21,000 Word Outline for My Novel…

Writing

How Do I Find Focus When Writing My Novel or Story?

There are two places to lose focus. One: yourself sitting down to do the work. Two: inside the work as the work itself loses focus. I’ll tackle number one, as I think that was what was being asked. Caveat: I believe most writing advice is only as valuable to someone as it works. In other… Continue reading How Do I Find Focus When Writing My Novel or Story?

Writing

How All Her Children Fought Came To Be a Film: Sometimes It Pays To Take a Chance

Sometimes it pays to just take a chance. About two and a half years ago an odd email dropped into my inbox out of nowhere. It seemed to be a quickly written email from someone in Ireland. The writer, Liam, said he was asking if I had any stories that I thought might be worth… Continue reading How All Her Children Fought Came To Be a Film: Sometimes It Pays To Take a Chance

Writing

I Would Like To Talk To You About Me, Dialect, and Caribbean Stories

I realize I’ve never talked that often about including dialect in my own fiction right here on this blog. Certainly in panels, and in interviews, and in passing. But I’ve never sat down and done a big post about it. It was one of the hardest things about writing my first novel, Crystal Rain.  … Continue reading I Would Like To Talk To You About Me, Dialect, and Caribbean Stories

Bibliography

Novels 11. The Stranger in the Citadel – Audible Originals (May, 2021) 10. The Tangled Lands w/ Paolo Bacigalupi – Saga Press/Simon & Schuster (Feb, 2018) 9. The Trove – Kickstarter (Dec, 2017) 8. Halo: Envoy – Gallery Press/Simon & Schuster (April, 2017) 7. Hurricane Fever – Tor (July, 2014) – – UK & Commonwealth:… Continue reading Bibliography