Archive for the 'Collective Action' Category

and the only solution was to stand and fight

Friday, February 21st, 2014

A FABLE OF SFWA: or, WHY I SHOULD HAVE LISTENED TO GEORGE R. R. MARTIN TEN YEARS AGO AND HOW YOU CAN LEARN FROM MY MISTAKE So, ten or so years ago, when I was a very new young published novelist, I was thrilled to send in my dues check to SFWA and (red alert) [...]

The pitfalls of history

Thursday, December 27th, 2012

One of the great lies of science fiction is the idea that we are writing for the future. The truth is that we are writing for today, and moreover, that we can’t help but become quaint. Hell, the best we can hope for is to become quaint. The worst that will happen, inevitably, is that [...]

Clarion West Write-A-Thon day 1

Sunday, June 17th, 2012

For the next six weeks, I’m participating in the Clarion West Write-A-Thon. My commitment is 250 words a day, which I will be attempting to maintain through fire, floods, conventions, travel, and boyfriend. Because of these challenges, I will be writing longhand for the time being, in a notebook with a pen, the way our [...]

Magick 4 Terri

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011

Some fans and friends are curating an auction to benefit legendary artist and editor Terri Windling in a time of need. Even if you’ve never heard of Ms. Windling (and you really should have) it’s more than worth checking out, because there are some amazing one-of-a-kind items available, including a signed original Brian Froud watercolor. [...]