Tag: authors

Picture Me: Some Thoughts/Advice on Author Photos

Along with a bio, a lot of publishers big and small will ask you for an author photo to display alongside your story, on the back cover of your book, and so on and so forth. I know lots of folks hate having their… Continue Reading “Picture Me: Some Thoughts/Advice on Author Photos”

Fightin’ Fiction II: 3 More Melee Myths

Since the first article I did in this Fightin’ Fiction series was so popular, I thought I’d double down and do another one in the same vein. So, here you go, three MORE melee myths. Like the last article, this one is aimed at authors who… Continue Reading “Fightin’ Fiction II: 3 More Melee Myths”

Never Bet the Devil: An Interview with Orrin Grey

Orrin Grey is one hell of a horror writer, and I’ve had the extreme pleasure of working with him a number of times in my previous role as managing editor for Skull Island eXpeditions. He just gets horror, and creepy, disturbing things fall out of his head and on… Continue Reading “Never Bet the Devil: An Interview with Orrin Grey”

It Came From My Hard Drive! Part 2 – The Challenge

Here’s another tidbit from ancient history, back from the days when I was working full-time as an RPG designer/writer/editor for Goodman Games. Like the first vignette in this series, “The High Road,” this one comes from an unpublished manuscript for a player-oriented supplement for… Continue Reading “It Came From My Hard Drive! Part 2 – The Challenge”

Ranks of the Rejected: Mark Allan Gunnells

Time for another Ranks of the Rejected. This time, I’ve convinced fellow horror and fantasy author Mark Allan Gunnells to reveal the dark, squishy truths about writing and rejection. I first met Mark over on the Shock Totem forums where he was a regular in… Continue Reading “Ranks of the Rejected: Mark Allan Gunnells”

New Kids on the Block: Evaluating Fledgling Genre Markets

In my search for genre markets, I often come across brand-spanking new magazines and webzines eagerly accepting submissions for their inaugural issue or issues. Duotrope has a handy way of identifying such markets, noting them as fledgling, which means, “This project is new and… Continue Reading “New Kids on the Block: Evaluating Fledgling Genre Markets”

My Meandering Path to Writerly “Fame and Fortune”

One of things people ask me on a fairly regular basis, more so lately, is how did you get started with writing and editing, and how did it end up being your “job?” Well, my career trajectory has been kind of all over the… Continue Reading “My Meandering Path to Writerly “Fame and Fortune””

First Shots Fired: An Author Interview at Privateer Press

My first Iron Kingdoms novel, Acts of War: Flashpoint, drops in June, and the fine folks over at Privateer Press have gone and plastered my smiling mug on their website along with an interview about the book. If you have a sec, hop on… Continue Reading “First Shots Fired: An Author Interview at Privateer Press”

Take a Quiz, Get a Free Story from Privateer Press

Some of you might recall that I’m writing a series of novels for my former employer, Privateer Press, set in their Iron Kingdoms universe. Why am I reminding you? Well, Privateer Press has announced new editions of their award-winning tabletop miniature games WARMACHINE and… Continue Reading “Take a Quiz, Get a Free Story from Privateer Press”

Writing for Dollars: 4 Tiers of Freelance Payment

Getting published usually means getting paid for your work. Getting paid is a good thing, even if you’re “not doing it for the money.” At the very least, it’s some validation your writing is actually worth something. To further illustrate my feelings on the… Continue Reading “Writing for Dollars: 4 Tiers of Freelance Payment”

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