2020 Writing Year in Review 2

Writing This Year Novels: 1 (finished editing) Novellas: 1 (finished editing) Novellettes: 3 Short Stories: 1 Flash: 0 Paid Nonfiction: Book Riot newsletter and a couple of posts Editing: Several small freelance editing gigs Consigned to the trunk of awfulness, never to return: None this year. Best/Favorite story of the year: I’d have to say it’s actually One People, ...

Awards Eligibility 2020 1

Since it is that season… again… here is what I’ve done this year. One People, One Purpose – A story written for Blizzard (which still counts as a thing I’ve written!) about the Protoss trying to figure out how to move forward and come together as a people. I’m really proud of this story. (Published ...

Quiz: Protoss or IKEA Furniture 1

So you may or may not know, but I wrote a novelette for the 10th anniversary of StarCraft II: One People, One Purpose I am super duper proud of this story! And in celebration of that, I started an EXTREMELY SILLY Twitter quiz. I will recreate the quiz below, and then put the answer key under ...

Slush v Solicitations: Just tell us where we stand 5

Last updated: 8/4/20 I’ve recently written a couple of real salty twitter threads about the issue of short story venues–I mostly mean magazines, but anthologies can count, too–and their complete lack of transparency regarding just how much of their content they actually take from the slush pile versus how much is solicited. A little background ...

2019 Writing Year in Review

Writing This Year Novels: Have written 40k on one and 70k on another, but none finished. Novellas: 3 novella-length WFH books Novellettes:  0 Short Stories: 0 Flash: 1 Paid Nonfiction: Book Riot posts, newsletter Editing: Several small freelance editing gigs Consigned to the trunk of awfulness, never to return: None this year. Best/Favorite story of the year: N/A ...

Awards Eligibility 2019! 1

It’s a somewhat short list, but I did do some things this year! Short Stories The Devil Squid Apocalypse (~7050 words), published on 12/1/2019 in Giganotosaurus The Stoker and the Plague Doctor (~4600 words), published on 10/1/2019 in the anthology Straight Outta Deadwood   Novella Wireless (~24,700 words), published on 4/15/2019 in Wireless and More Steam-Powered ...

Maybe it’s just bad writing

In general, I don’t have opinions about Game of Thrones because I haven’t watched it and I haven’t read it, and I don’t particularly care to. And yet my attention was drawn to this piece at Wired: Why the Writing in Game of Thrones Season 8 Feels Off Reader, I am annoyed. Miffed. One might even say, ...

2018 Writing Year in Review 2

Writing This Year Novels: 0 Novellas: 2 Novellettes:  0 Short Stories: 5 Flash: 2 TV/Movie Scripts: 1 Other Scripts: 2 scripts written for Six to Start Paid Nonfiction: 22 for Book Riot, 3 short textbooks written Treatments/Outlines: 2 Editing: Several small freelance editing gigs Consigned to the trunk of awfulness, never to return: None this year, maybe ...

Awards Eligibility 2018 2

I just realized I ought to do this for the reference of anyone who might care, and in a much more permanent form than on Twitter. Because I did do a thread on Twitter, you see, but that hardly counts when I can’t even manage to find it myself. So, what the fuck did I ...

Sniff, Sniff Adventure! 1

Being a story of a beloved, if admittedly not terribly bright, minor character who may be familiar to you due to his adventures in The Curious Case of Miss Clementine Nimowitz and Her Exceedingly Tiny Dog, available in Murder on the Titania and Other Steam-Powered Adventures   Once upon a time, there was a happy little puppy ...