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Autism Awareness Day

April 2, 2012
Autism Awareness Day

Today is World Autism Awareness day. Last year we released a special issue to benefit Autism Speaks. That issue is cram packed with excellent fiction and we’d love it if you’d go get it. As someone whose son falls on the spectrum I know how important it is to make sure that folks know more […]

The Courage to do what’s Write – Sending a Story Out

I have said many times that one of my favorite things about this job is that I get to read some fantastic stories. Our slush pile at times has been bursting at the seams with with stories. Reading through them is really one of the great benefits of this job. Unfortunately, with the good comes […]

Galley Table 62

March 14, 2012
Galley Table 62

Galley Table 62 Listen to the Show This week we talk with Justin R. Macumber of The Dead Robots Society. We discuss his new book Haywire. The differences between hard and soft Sci/Fi and many other things. And don’t forget to play along with this week’s Random Question. On the Cast this week: Justin Macumber […]

Galley Table 60 – Influences

  Influnces We talk about kinds of things influenced us as writers and creators. On the Cast Doc Coleman JP Losier Zach Ricks Jeff Hite

Stealing Jenny – A review

Stealing Jenny <h3><a href=”http://ellengable.wordpress.com”>By Ellen Gable</a></h3> I have to admit that when I first started reading this book I was not sure I would like it. I have a very soft spot kids and especially babies. The thought of something bad happening was not appealing to me. But I found that once I had started […]

Put it where the sun don’t shine

I was listening to a podcast, I think it was Mur Lafferty’s “I should be Writing”, and she was interviewing Scott Sigler. He recommended that any new author should write his or her first novel, edit it, and then put it somewhere dark and lonely away from the world and potential view. I can see […]

Countless Babies Cry

February 17, 2012
Countless Babies Cry

Well. You can imagine the uproar I created when, last week, when I completely forgot to post my Friday blog. The phone lines haven’t stopped ringing, the emails boopittybooping, the teletypes ticking, and the carrier pigeons cooing and crapping in my pool. Throughout the world, countless babies cry, radium decays, the polar ice caps recede, […]

How to Write a Sentence – On Elephants

In which we learn two old yarns about elephants. Eating an Elephant There’s an old adage that the way to eat an elephant is one bite at a time. It’s a somewhat gory reminder that large and daunting tasks can be handled in smaller chunks. Be it cleaning out your garage or writing that next […]

“The Game of Thrones” by George R. R. Martin. A review.

Dear imaginary friends and non-existent readers. I had promised you the review of “The Game of Thrones” written by George R. R. Martin, but I have had some experiences with writing and publishing, this week, that I want to share with you instead. Not really. Laura Nicole is a fan of “The Game of Thrones”. […]

The Courage to Do What’s Write – Getting it Done

Getting it Done By Jeff Hite As a writer there a times that I really struggle to well, um write. There are stories that need to be written for sure. There ideas and half written epics all gathering dust on the back shelves of my imagination. So it is not for a lack of things […]

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