You guys all inspired Janis Ian to return to the studio so she could do a professional track of the “Welcome Home” song. She also tweaked the lyrics. They’re below. I’m sharing the new versions here, which Janis is providing free. However, I know y’all are very generous with your donations, so I’m also including […]
Janis Ian wrote this for the Nebula Awards banquet, and sent it to a bunch of us to share with you. Enjoy it, but please, if you share, give credit where credit is due. That’s: Music © Mine Music Ltd./EMI Japan Publishing/Lyric © Rude Girl Publishing. All rights reserved. International copyright secured. Used by Permission […]
Writers! Believe it or not, this post is for you. Especially if you’re just breaking in or want to break into the publishing field. Watch American Idol. I’m serious. Here’s why. First, the auditions are a good visual metaphor for the slush pile. Those 12,000 people you saw in line for Chicago’s auditions this week? […]
…from me and other folk at SF Signal. They are compiling a Best of 2009, according to–well, whomever they ask. I’m in the fourth segment of this, which includes Elizabeth Bear, Brenda Cooper, and others. You can find the fourth segment here, along with links to the first three segments.
The Mad Hatter’s Bookshelf and Book Review has just posted an interview with me covering various topics: writing, editing, Diving Into The Wreck, hats, and much more! Go play on the website. It’s a fun one. You can find it here.
After reading the Freelancer’s Guide on Success, writer Brad R. Torgersen decided to figure out what success means to him. Now. Today. And he’s set up some benchmarks. It’s a cool post, and a neat way to look at what you’re doing. You can find it here.
As you’ll see over the next few weeks, I’ve gone website happy. I figure it’s easier to have a static website for some of my universes, which will easily answer reader questions. So the first to go live (as they say) is Diving into the Wreck. I haven’t done everything I want to do yet; […]
I’m not the only one who saw the blog posts by the inventor of the cat camera. These folks in Seattle have had their cat wear a camera for a year now. So I write a story, and their cat takes great pix. I hope that the cat never finds a dead body in a […]
The only good thing about a cold is that you can spend all day on the couch, with the lights off, wrapped in a blanket, drinking hot soup and watching movies. Last week, I bundled up, brought my Kleenex to the end table, and watched a small mountain of movies. Here are the ones that […]
Sf Signal’s Mind Meld often asks interesting questions of interesting folk. I found this particular topic to be a particularly difficult one to address. Are there still taboos? Some people think so. Check it out at http://www.sfsignal.com/archives/2009/03/mind-meld-taboo-topics-in-sff-literature/