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A new collaborative story

How many writers can collaborate on a single short story without it collapsing into an incoherent, unpublishable mess? I don’t know the answer to that, but I do know the number is higher than nine. The writer Gareth D. Jones stitched together the work…

My Can-Con 2017 schedule

My favourite convention is coming up next month! (I might be a little biased, given that Can-Con is also my hometown convention.) I’m the accessibility co-ordinator, so please get in touch if you have questions or concerns. Here’s my draft schedule — subject to…

On writing to fit

Most of the stories I’ve sold in 2017 have sold to anthologies, rather than magazines (including a couple of sales I can’t yet talk about). This pleases me, for reasons that might require a bit of explanation. Anthologies are not better markets than magazines…

Cover reveal: Armed in Her Fashion

Every conversation I had with a family member to tell them ChiZine Publications had offered to publish two of my novels included the sentence: “And the books will have great covers!” Because ChiZine does covers like no one else. I mean, look. I am…

A free story and an interview

August is flying by, and I’m busy working away on my game, on Draft 3 of a novel, and on spending some time with my kid. But in the meantime, a few bits and pieces of news: I’ve made my story “Traveller, Take Me”…

20 years to overnight success

The announcement went out on Publishers Marketplace yesterday: I’m going to have a novel published! Actually, I’m going to have two novels published! By the wonderful, award-winning, kickass Canadian house, ChiZine Publications. I know the people at ChiZine and many of their authors and…

A short essay on story mechanics

Over on the SFWA blog, I wrote a little post about learning to tinker with story mechanics through interactive fiction. Starts with Robert Pirsig with a detour through George Saunders.