Some Brief Thoughts on Marketing, As a New Author

It’s no secret that for many, many writers, marketing and promotion is much harder than doing the actual writing (and even if the writing is hard at times, I would hope we at least enjoy doing it). I, perhaps unsurprisingly, fall into this category. I’ve never really been a “people person,” in general, and whileContinue reading “Some Brief Thoughts on Marketing, As a New Author”

Still PulpRev

It’s been out over ten days already, but I only just saw this excellent post  by Dominika Lein, where she talks about her experience as part of the Pulp Revolution (also known as PulpRev) scene. It’s definitely worth checking out. While we’re here, I figure it’s as good a time to talk a bit about myContinue reading “Still PulpRev”

Why the #PulpRevolution Will Win

Those familiar with the Pulp Revolution know that it is in part a reaction against recent trends in the science fiction and fantasy fiction world, trends that have led, in the opinions of me, and many others, to poorer fiction. Message fiction predominates, and mainstream authors seem more keen on pushing their social justice agendaContinue reading “Why the #PulpRevolution Will Win”

#SpaceOperaWeek Round-Up

As #SpaceOperaWeek comes to a close, author Jon Del Arroz has compiled a nice list of some of the great pieces of content released this week, most, of course, by the #PulpRevolution, as we co-opted the tag. It’s been a great week, and I couldn’t have picked a better time to release my debut novel,Continue reading “#SpaceOperaWeek Round-Up”

How to Write Non-Human Characters

I had the pleasure of being a guest on Brian Niemeier’s Geek Gab: On the Books podcast today, where we talked about writing non-human characters. As he states in his post, it’s an important yet under-discussed topic in the science fiction (and fantasy) world. Check out Brian’s post, which includes links to my highly viewed articleContinue reading “How to Write Non-Human Characters”

It’s #SpaceOperaWeek, but Where are the Aliens?

So, Tor.com decided that this week is Space Opera Week (#SpaceOperaWeek on Twitter), though thus far it seems that I and a few other fellow members of the #PulpRevolution have been dominating the hashtag, though that may be unsurprising, as Tor is using contributors who aren’t fans of the genre. Jon Del Arroz, author ofContinue reading “It’s #SpaceOperaWeek, but Where are the Aliens?”

Promotion: Blog Tours

As the release of my debut novel, A Greater Duty, fast approaches, I’ve been thinking more and more about promotion options, seeing as it’s something important that I’ll need to do, as much as it might not be something I’m naturally skilled at or enjoy. As such, the timing of the second episode of Brian Niemeier’sContinue reading “Promotion: Blog Tours”

Book Review: Nethereal by Brian Niemeier

Before we begin, I should disclose that I have had numerous positive interactions with Brian Niemeier, ranging from Twitter conversations, to getting very helpful advice relating to self-publishing, and I was a guest on the Geek Gab podcast, on which he is a co-host. Disclosure out of the way, on to the book, which IContinue reading “Book Review: Nethereal by Brian Niemeier”

Introducing A Greater Duty, Part 2: What This Story Is, Plus a Discussion of Genre and Realism

Last we ended things with the little introduction to A Greater Duty, and before I get into talking about the book itself, I’ll include the back cover blurb/synopsis (which is subject to minor change) once more. (And as a note, the image accompanying this article is the color sketch of A Greater Duty‘s cover, not the final.)Continue reading “Introducing A Greater Duty, Part 2: What This Story Is, Plus a Discussion of Genre and Realism”