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May 10

May 10, 2017

Presenting…The Freelance Writer’s Rebuttal Guide!

The essential and fundamental truth you must accept and fully understand about our business is this: There is nothing, not negative margins at the end of the fiscal year and not the pre-fall-of-Rome state of the government and not their parents being eaten by cancer, there is NOTHING the people who employ writers hate more than writers. The more their market or company or project utterly depends on writing, the more and more fervent their noxiously unctuous contempt is for…

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Oct 16

October 16, 2015

“Blisters” – A new episode of Ditch Diggers is live!

The Ditch Diggers are back, folks! A new episode of Mur Lafferty’s and my writing-as-a-job podcast has just released its 17th episode, titled “Blisters!” But first, if you missed it, you absolutely positively MUST check out our last episode of Ditch Diggers, episode 16, which was recorded live at Worldcon in Spokane and featured authors Kate Elliott, Linda Nagata, Aliette de Bodard, and Fonda Lee teaming up to take on Mur’s and my customized publishing industry version of a D&D-style…

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Sep 3

September 3, 2015

Ditch Diggers Live from Worldcon is now…well…live! Special Guests! New theme song! The greatest RPG variant ever played!

SO MUCH AWESOME I DON’T EVEN HAVE TIME TO GREET YOU, FOLKS. No, seriously, the newest episode of the Ditch Diggers podcast is so jam-packed with amazing things I scarcely know where to begin. It was recorded two weeks ago LIVE at Worldcon, the 73rd World Science Fiction Convention in Spokane, Washington. Mur and I had a packed, absolutely fucking fabulous theater audience who were overwhelmingly into the show. It was widely tweeted about as one of many, many folks’…

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Aug 25

August 25, 2015

Mikki Kendall is a freelancing Patrick Swayze in Road House on the newest episode of Ditch Diggers! (Plus brief Worldcon previews.)

Hey, folks. I’m a week late posting this here because I was getting ready to leave for Worldcon (which I attended, and which we’ll talk about later), but that’s cool because anyone who might’ve missed this one will get a second chance now. And you simply can’t miss this one, not if you’re serious about being a freelance writer. In my humble yet thoroughly informed opinion, there is no better example of a professional freelance writer in this here modern…

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Aug 18

August 18, 2015

An Editing Cyborg and a Fearsome Foursome of SFF Authors: Special Guest Shenanigans at Ditch Diggers Live!

I’m currently at a fever pitch trying to get myself squared away to leave for Worldcon, but so much amazing is happening I had to make sure all of you were updated on it lest you miss the podcasting, convention, and freelance writing event of the year. Hyperbole? Nay. We all know the Hugo Awards are the hot SFF ticket this week. HOWEVER, Sasquan/Worldcon is also the site of the first ever Ditch Diggers Live, where Mur Lafferty and I…

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Aug 6

August 6, 2015

We’re talkin’ all things comics industry with indie veteran Shawn Pryor on a new episode of Ditch Diggers!

Hey, folks. Campbell Award-winning author Mur Lafferty and I are back with a new episode of Ditch Diggers, *the* podcast about writing as a job. I’m stoked because this time around we welcomed guest host Shawn Pryor onto the show to talk about the comics industry, and We met Shawn during a private gaming convention at a castle in the woods of Ohio (no, really) and got to know him over a few rounds of the spaghetti western card game…

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Jul 22

July 22, 2015

Fill These Rooms: My Complete Worldcon Schedule

In less than a month’s time I’m going to be a guest at the 73rd World Science Fiction Convention, a.k.a. Worldcon, taking place during Sasquan in Spokane, Washington (if those sound like two entirely different things to you, listen to the latest episode of Ditch Diggers for a primer on how Worldcon works). If you’re a writer and/or reader of science fiction and fantasy it’s kind of a big deal. The Hugo Awards, which are pretty much the Oscars of SFF, will be…

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Jul 2

July 2, 2015

Late and Drunk to the Party: Kameron Hurley’s and Chuck Wendig’s Epic Two-Part Return to Ditch Diggers!

Hey, folks. I’m incredibly late posting about this, but when the first episode went live and for several days after the fact I was in the middle of the woods in Ohio with no internet access (it was bliss). Upon returning they were jackhammering the pavement in our complex non-stop, during which they hit a water main and killed all WiFi/cable, and I had plumbers coming in and out of the house and damaging our drywall and it was not…

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Jun 23

June 23, 2015

Kitchen Confidential: In Which I Spill So Many Beans About My New Series

Hey, folks. Over on the illustrious Tor.com I’ve given my very first in-depth interview about my new A Sin du Jour Affair novella series, which kicks off with Envy of Angels on October 20th. It’s an informative, entertaining, and customarily frank piece of business. I give more details about the world, characters, and story than I yet have. I also talk about food, being a hybrid author, and why and how I ended up working with Tor.com on this series….

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Jun 10

June 10, 2015

Behold: ENVY OF ANGELS cover revealed! Pre-order today!

Big day today, folks. Over on Tor.com they’ve revealed the phantasmagorically amazing cover for ENVY OF ANGELS, the first of my A Sin du Jour Affair series of novellas coming October 20th! The ebook version is now available to pre-order, which I strongly encourage you to do! Check it out! How sick is that? Seriously? Designed by Peter Lutjen, it absolutely encapsulates the spirit of the fun and darkly twisted world I’ve created in which food collides with the supernatural. From…

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