This essay details the history of various cultural groups in the Wyrd West, and how and why they developed the way that they did. With the fluctuating, and often regional, changes in physics after the Cataclysm, a lot of modern technology that we take for granted in today’s world were rendered useless; or, worse, dangerously […]
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Science fiction and fantasy mashups are popular right now. They give us an excuse to abandon typical SFF tropes for elements we’re familiar with in other genre fiction. Here’s some tips and tricks for successful plotting and worldbuilding in a mashup genre: Familiarize Yourself with the Blended Genre Okay, so you’re writing a space opera […]
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Science fiction and fantasy, in my experience, are rarely all one thing. Sometimes – often! – SFF blends elements of other genres of fiction into it. For instance, I think just about every Philip K. Dick novel I’ve read is either transgressive fiction or a detective/crime novel. Sometimes those elements seem so weird that not […]
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My birthday’s coming up, so I’d like to offer you all a hobbit birthday present! I’m taking part in a massive giveaway with my compatriots in the Sci-fi Roundtable, a group of authors banding together for mutual support. Starting March 3, we’ll be giving away a whole whack of our books! Just sign up for […]
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So this is how we manage work deadlines for my writing. This is the stuff that I’m intending to write & work on up to June of this year. The pink post-its are writing deadlines, and the green post-its are deadlines for my editor. We include the submission deadline at the bottom of the editorial […]
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The conclusion (for now) of the Wyrd West Chronicles releases tomorrow! The Widow’s Gambit is a full-length novella! The Widow Brinks, leaving a trail of death behind her, has fled to the city of Saskatoon to catch a train. The Gunslingers and their posse are hot on her trail. But she has acquired some of […]
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Releasing my book trailer for the final installment of the Wyrd West Chronicles for the first year! This turned out to be a long one: unedited, it’s 45,000 words! Wyrd West publication will resume in 2019. This year, I’ll still be producing the print collection, and I’ll still be putting out the audiobook (or perhaps books; we’ll have to see what works best.) In the meantime, The Widow’s Gambit is available for pre-order NOW at this link, and it will be release February 2 (Imbolc)!
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