Monthly Archives: July 2011

Are the Long Hunts Over?

I’ve spent a lot of time prowling second-hand bookshops looking for elusive, out-of-print titles.  I’ve found some of my favorite books that way.  I still remember my excitement at finding Moorcock’s Behold the Man, Brunner’s Stand on Zanzibar, and Zelazny’s … Continue reading

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To Write, Write, Write

Like everything in the world, there’s considerable variability in productivity from writer to writer.  Some writers are notoriously slow, whereas others seem to have a steady stream of novels, short stories, poems, articles, graphic novels, blog post, etc. flying off their fingers.  … Continue reading

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Sometimes My Goals Aren’t That Big…or Important

Since setting up this site, I’ve been cruising around the good ol’ interweb looking at other author pages to get ideas for how I want mine to look.  Yesterday I stopped over at Jay Lake’s webpage.  For those who aren’t … Continue reading

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Hit with a Brick and Mortar

I remember hearing several months ago that Borders, the second largest bookseller in the US, had filed for bankruptcy, but for some reason it never really sank in.  Until today, that is, when I happened to cut through Borders on my way … Continue reading

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Updates

A few updates on forthcoming stories: “Thief of Futures” has been tentatively scheduled for the September issue of Lightspeed Magazine. Dagan Books has updated the release date for IN SITU to “late Summer 2011”.  Hopefully this means my story “Hoodoo” will be … Continue reading

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A Weekend “Interview”

I spent the weekend answering questions for an “Author’s Spotlight” to run in conjuction with my upcoming story at Lightspeed Magazine.  It was an interview, of sorts, which was a first for me as a fiction writer.  (I’ve have done interviews for my … Continue reading

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Semi-Finalist…Again

The official results for the second quarter of the Writers of the Future contest were posted today.  My entry earned a Semi-finalist nod.  For those not familiar with the contest, Writers of the Future is the largest writing contest for amateur, … Continue reading

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Mr. Ramey’s Monumental Undertaking

One of the most common complaints—maybe “laments” is a better word—of new writers is the lack of feedback from editors.  Stories often get rejected with form letters that contain no stated reason.  Personally, I don’t think it’s an editor’s job … Continue reading

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Disqualification is My Goal

It’s not often I hope to get disqualified from something, but that’s exactly what I’d like to do for the Writers of the Future Contest.  This contest is open only to “amateur” writers and the two ways to get permanently … Continue reading

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Asimov’s Galleys

Last night I received galley proofs from the Managing Editor at Asimov’s for my story “Observations on a Clock.”  This is the first time I’ve actually gotten galleys to review for one of my stories (I have gotten galleys for … Continue reading

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