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The Complacent Pedantic: on starting a novel

The intent is to write fiction, ideally within the fantasy/sci-fi genre, and get paid for it but the steps are bluntly given, full of vague pick-me-ups and rely on an obscene overuse of dusty quotes framed in filigree with a sunset backdrop. 579 more words

Why the Tone Argument is Bullshit

As a long-time wishy-washy people-pleasing nicey-nice female blogger, I have something to say about the tone argument.

Last week, the latest SF/F brouhaha began with an article by K. 933 more words

Amy Sundberg

February 2015 #MicroStory Collection

It’s March, so I went through my social media feeds and grabbed all the MicroStories I’d tweeted during the month of February. (I did more shoveling last month than Flash-Fictioning, I admit.) 372 more words


For Science Fiction to 'Live Long and Prosper'

I am saddened by the passing of Leonard Nimoy (alias Mr Spock) on Friday, but I know his legacy will ‘Live Long And Prosper’ (LLAP). 1,016 more words

Science Fiction

Blackout and All Clear by Connie Willis

After racing through both Doomsday Book and To Say Nothing of the Dog, I was keen to return to Connie Willis’ world, Oxford circa 2065, mixed with time travel back to the Blitz. 744 more words


Interview with Dyane Forde, Indie Author

My friend Dyane Forde visited me following her decision to end contract with her publisher. She is now fully an indie author. Check out my earlier interview with her here. 1,017 more words


Dyane reblogged this on Dropped Pebbles and commented:

Many thanks to Lela Markham for interviewing me about being an indie author, why I decided to go it alone, and about my books, including the release of Wolf's Bane! :) Stop on by!