Month: April 2015

“Traveller, Take Me” up at Podcastle

When the editors at Podcastle, one of my favourite speculative fiction podcasts, accepted this story, I thought, “Oh, I hope they get Wilson Fowlie to narrate.” And they did! “Traveller, Take Me” originally appeared in the Summer 2014 issue of On Spec magazine. It’s…

Unlikely Influences: What Johnny Worthen learned about writing from freemasonry

Unlikely Influences is a series of weekly blog posts about how writers can learn the tricks of their trade in odd places. Most are from guest authors, but I’ll pop in from time to time too. This week’s installment is by Johnny Worthen. ◊ What Masonry…

Unlikely Influences: What Dan Koboldt learned about writing from bowhunting

Unlikely Influences is a series of weekly blog posts about how science fiction and fantasy writers can learn the tricks of their trade in odd places. Most are from guest authors, but I’ll pop in from time to time too. This week’s installment is by my…

Unlikely Influences: What Deborah Walker learned about writing from museums

Unlikely Influences is a series of weekly blog posts about how science fiction and fantasy writers can learn the tricks of their trade in odd places. Most are from guest authors, but I’ll pop in from time to time too. This week’s installment is by Deborah…

On the significance of breasts

I was reading medieval wedding vows the other day (as one does, when one is a historical fiction writer) and was struck by the use of the word “buxom” in the woman’s vow. For example, the York Missal in the 15th century had the woman…

My new writing room

Our kid is no longer a baby and we’ve shuffled all the rooms around to respond to that fact. One result is that I now have a dedicated writing space of my own. I am very grateful for this. It’s a lovely, bright little room….

What Floris M. Kleijne learned about writing from theatresports

Unlikely Influences is a series of weekly blog posts about how science fiction and fantasy writers can learn the tricks of their trade in odd places. Most are from guest authors, but I’ll pop in from time to time too. This week’s installment is by Floris M….