An Inside Look at the SJW Convergence in Science Fiction Publishing

Almost two months ago, author Jon Del Arroz wrote an article exposing an endemic anti-male bias in the publishing industry. For this, he was viciously attacked by members of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers Association (SFWA). Not only was he attacked online, but a this spilled over into real life. Today, he released anotherContinue reading “An Inside Look at the SJW Convergence in Science Fiction Publishing”

The Problem of Social Justice Mobs in the Speculative Fiction World

As many of us who follow the news in the speculative fiction writing world are well aware of,  the problem of mobs of the perpetually offended attacking authors is a pervasive one. The targets of these attacks are not only those of us on the political right, but also even those who are ideologically inContinue reading “The Problem of Social Justice Mobs in the Speculative Fiction World”

Diversitygate, One Year Later

Well, time certainly does fly. I still remember when this first took place a year ago. Bre’s video has a full recounting of what took place as well as its aftermath, but I’ll quickly summarize here. Bre Faucheux, then a book reviewer on YouTube as well as an indie author, made a video calling outContinue reading “Diversitygate, One Year Later”

A Call for Beta Readers for The Scarred Princess

Time to add something else to the growing list of new things I’m doing this year. I’ve asked publicly for beta readers before, but it was always either in relevant Facebook groups I was a part of or generally on my Facebook page, not here on this site. However, there are hopefully people that readContinue reading “A Call for Beta Readers for The Scarred Princess”

Analog Mindset

The debate between advocates of both traditional and indie publishing is still very much on, and it is certainly something that often gets asked of authors, myself included. I’ve talked a bit about my reasons for going indie in the past, but a couple days ago, Brian Niemeier put out an excellent post on theContinue reading “Analog Mindset”

How to Find a Cover Artist

As much as people like to say that we shouldn’t judge a book by it’s cover, the fact of the matter is that we very much do. In many respects, the cover is the most important way to attract readers, as a great cover that conveys your book’s genre, tone, and type of story willContinue reading “How to Find a Cover Artist”

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”

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”

Let’s Talk About Consistency, and Keeping Promises to Readers

I know we all hate the Guardian, but even the most terrible sources can put out something worthwhile, on occasion. In this case, it was a nicely balanced article about George R. R. Martin’s infamous lack of productivity. It looks at both sides of the issue, from the one that states, “George R. R. MartinContinue reading “Let’s Talk About Consistency, and Keeping Promises to Readers”

Insensitivity

My blog content has, unfortunately, dropped off a bit lately, in part due to a lot going on, but now I plan to get back to regular posts, even as I have a lot to do before I return to Israel, and continue working on more books. That’s enough of that for now, however. TimeContinue reading “Insensitivity”