November 25, 2013
I have two related, cross-linked posts up today. They are both on the business of writing and publishing.
The first post is my regular Monday post at the Magical Words blog site, which I maintain with fellow authors Faith Hunter, Misty Massey, John Hartness, and Mindy Klasky. Today’s Magical Words post is called, “‘It’s Just Business’: Loyalty Versus Pragmatism in the Publishing World,” and it is about the various factors that go into a writer’s career decisions. You can find the post here.
The second is my monthly post at the SFNovelists blog site, a site I maintain with over one hundred published authors of speculative fiction. That post is called “Professional Comportment and What it Does For a Writer,” and it is about the ways in which an author can maintain a good relationship with his/her publisher. You can find the SFNovelists post here.
I hope that you enjoy both posts and find them helpful and informative. Thanks!
November 18, 2013
Today I am posting at Magical Words, the group blog about the craft and business of writing that I maintain with fellow authors Faith Hunter, Misty Massey, John Hartness, Mindy Klasky, and several others. The post is called “On Publishing and Writing: A Sale, and a Study in Perseverence,” and it gives the long and tortured background of a series — a contemporary Urban Fantasy trilogy called the Weremyste Cycle — that I have just sold to Baen Books. I’m incredibly excited about the sale; even more than I would be usually. This post explains why. I hope you enjoy it.
October 28, 2013
I’m kicking off Halloween week with my Monday post at Magical Words, the blog on the craft and business of writing that I maintain with Faith Hunter, Misty Massey, Mindy Klasky, John Hartness and several other wonderful writers. Today’s post is called “A Halloween Post: What Scares This Writer,” and it’s about the things that scare me professionally. I hope you enjoy it.
October 7, 2013
Today’s post appears at the Magical Words blog site — the site I maintain with fellow writers Faith Hunter, Misty Massey, John Hartness, James Tuck, Mindy Klasky, and others. The post is called “On Publishing and Publicity: Setting Up a Blog Tour,” and it is pretty much exactly what it sounds like. This is not just a topic for established professional writers; if you are an aspiring writer looking to pump up the volume about your new project, you might find this post very helpful. I hope you enjoy it.
September 23, 2013
It is officially fall, so I suppose that the Summer 2013 Thieves’ Quarry Blog Tour has to be over. But the Fall Blog Tour is now underway and today I am all over the place. I have my usual Monday post up at Magical Words, the group blog on the craft and business of writing that I maintain with Faith Hunter, Misty Massey, Mindy Klasky, John Hartness, James Tuck, and several others. Today’s post is called “On Writing: Outlining Vs. Pantsing Revisited,” and it’s about the reasons I have grown more committed to outlining my books
My second post is at SFNovelists, another group blog that I maintain with over one hundred other published authors of fantasy and science fiction. This post is called “Thoughts on Giving a Reading,” and it offers a bit of advice to aspiring writers getting ready to do their first public readings of their work.
Finally, I am a guest today at Mike Dariano’s blog, 27 Good Things. Mike invites artists and recognized professionals in various fields to blog about three Good Things to Read, three Good Things to Watch, and three Good Things to Use. It’s a fun site — I certainly enjoyed writing my entry. So what things did I choose? Well, you’ll just have to visit the site and see.
I hope you enjoy today’s posts.
September 16, 2013
With summer almost over, the Summer 2013 Thieves’ Quarry Blog Tour makes one of its last stops at Magical Words, the group blog on the craft and business of writing that I maintain with Faith Hunter, Misty Massey, Mindy Klasky, John Hartness, James Tuck, and others. Today’s post is called “Quoth the Book: “Reports of My Death Are Greatly Exaggerated,” and it builds upon an article by James Surowiecki that recently appeared in The New Yorker magazine on e-books, paper books, and the future of book selling. My post tries to tease out what his observations may mean for writers. I hope you enjoy it.
August 23, 2013
After a bit of a hiatus, the Summer 2013 Thieves’ Quarry Blog Tour is back with a post about conventions — specifically DragonCon (which I will be attending next week) and WorldCon. The post can be found at SFNovelists, the group blog I help to maintain with over one hundred other authors of fantasy and science fiction. It’s called “A Quick Guide to Making the Most of Conventions.” I hope you enjoy it, and I hope to see many of you at DragonCon next week!
I’ll be attending the con as D.B. Jackson. During the weekend I will be on panels (Urban Fantasy Track, Writer’s Track, Alternate History Track), I will have a reading and an autograph session, I will be in a booth in the exhibition hall selling books, and I will be at parties and in the hotel bars having fun and chatting with friends old and new. Come by and say hello!
July 28, 2013
Once again, the Summer 2013 Thieves’ Quarry Blog Tour is at Unusual Historicals, this time for a Q&A, and of course, the THIEVES’ QUARRY giveaway. Leave a comment or ask a question on the post and you’ll be entered to win a signed hardcover copy of the newest book in the Thieftaker Chronicles. So check it out and enjoy! Here’s the link: