Freelancer’s Survival Guide, Money Part Three

The Freelancer’s Survival Guide: Money, Part Three Kristine Kathryn Rusch The money topic. As I mentioned two posts ago, it’s difficult for Americans to talk about money. And these last few weeks have borne that out. The moment I mentioned money, the comments slowed, the e-mail stopped, and so did the donations. If it weren’t for the website statistics and Twitter, I would have thought […]

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The Japanese Sword

  The anthology Swordplay has just appeared with my story, “The Japanese Sword.”  I blame this one on Ray Vukcevich.  There are a lot of good writers in this anthology.  You can find it here.

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Freelancer’s Survival Guide: Money, Part Two

The Freelancer’s Survival Guide: Money, Part Two Kristine Kathryn Rusch I remember the exact moment when I learned how pernicious expenses were. I was nineteen years old, six months married, and exceedingly naïve. My parents, as I mentioned in Money, Part One, never discussed money. Not ever. I had no idea they made house payments. I didn’t know that electricity cost money. I had a […]

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The subscription copies of the August Asimov’s have just hit mailboxes, with my story, “Turbulence.” The newsstand copies should be out soon. If you can’t get the issue on your newsstand, you can order it here. Or you can find it on, or Amazon’s Kindle. Enjoy!

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Writing, Movies, and Thrillers

Great post by NYT bestselling thriller writer Joseph Finder on his blog about what he learned about thriller writing from the movies.  Check it out at

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Freelancer’s Survival Guide, Money, Part One

< The Freelancer’s Survival Guide: Money, Part One Kristine Kathryn Rusch As you could probably tell if you’ve been reading this Guide since I started it, I’ve been putting off this topic. I’ve been putting it off for several reasons. Money is a difficult topic to discuss. Most people don’t want to think about it. Most of us don’t know how to discuss it. Most […]

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The Secret Lives of Cat

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 swamp.  Check it out here:

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Why Freelance?

I have a guest blog on the Novelists Inc. website titled Why Freelance?  You can find it here. While you’re there, check around the site. There’s lots of good information on the site.

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New IROSF column posted

My newest column in The Internet Review of Science Fiction has just appeared.  This one is on social networking and other internet stuff.  Controversial?  You decide.  The column can be found at

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Freelancer’s Survival Guide: Discipline

The Freelancer’s Survival Guide: Discipline Kristine Kathryn Rusch I don’t want to write this post.I have half a dozen reasons—some of them very good—as to why.First, my chronic illness has flared this week, so I’m struggling against my health.Second, Thursday is one of my annual days off, and I usually post the Guide on Thursday.If I were working a regular job, this day off would […]

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