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Locus Recap

| July 5, 2021

The Locus Awards events were online this year the last weekend in June, and while I didn’t participate in a whole lot, I watched a couple of panels that I thought were interesting. One was “Speculative Mood: Making Short Fiction Shine.” The panel wound up being different than I expected from the title, but it […]

Revising Short Fiction: On Screen or On Paper?

| February 22, 2021

I learned how to edit my papers for high school and college by printing out drafts, reading through them, and marking them up with red ink (or whatever funky colored pens I had). But that was in the halcyon days of dot matrix printers, which, in the household I grew up, at least, had a […]

Growing as a Short Story Writer

| May 20, 2019

I started writing regularly in 2009 and lucked out by selling my first short story early in 2010. After that, things were a bit more hit and miss for a while. Between 2010 and 2014, I made a total of 11 story sales, some of them for no payment, and mostly for very small payments. […]