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Interview with James Palmer -- The Clockwork Conundrum

James Palmer is a 2014 New Pulp Award-nominated author, editor and publisher. He has written articles, interviews, reviews, columns, and poetry for Strange Horizons, The Internet Review of Science Fiction, Continuum SF, RevolutionSF.com, SciFiKuest, andBlood Blade and Thruster: The Magazine of Speculative Fiction and Satire, among others.  785 more words


I Write Because...

The other night, I attended an event at Columbia University called “Phillip Lopate and Kiese Laymon In Conversation: Notes of a Native Son.” It was part of the “Year of James Baldwin” series. 275 more words

Interview with Percival Constantine -- Vanguard

Born and raised in the Chicagoland area, Percival Constantine grew up on a fairly consistent diet of superhero comics, action movies, video games, and TV shows. 1,638 more words


WRITER’S SHELF: THE POPSUGAR 2015 BOOK CHALLENGE! – Book #3 – Room 702 by Ann Benjamin

It’s that time again for one of my book reviews for the Popsugar Book Challenge. After my last review, I was approached by an author, Ann Benjamin, who asked me to review her novel, … 699 more words

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Distracted Writer? Seven Suggestions for Satisfying Procrastination

I don’t know if all you writers out there are aware of this, but the blogosphere is rife with suggestions for saving us from distraction, keeping us focused and productive at our desks. 493 more words

To World Book Day, Waterstones and Being Delusional

For what seems like my entire life, the gift I have loved to receive far and above anything else has been a shiny, new, book-smelly, book. 734 more words


How long should a novel be? (pt.2)

Following on from last week’s post about novel lengths and word counts (here), I have some final words for writers wondering about novel length. 354 more words