November 2013

New SF Bundle—8 major books, name your price

Book bundles are a great way to get a lot of excellent novels at a real bargain price. I’m part of a new set, Book Bale, which contains my novel CLIMBING OLYMPUS, as well as THE JESUS INCIDENT by Frank Herbert & Bill Ransom, STARPLEX by Robert J. Sawyer, BIRTHRIGHT by Mike Resnick, FUTURE PERFECT by Nancy Kress, and THE ELVENBANE by Mercedes Lackey and Andre Norton.

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NaNoWriMo: Writing Productivity Tips

For those of you embarking on the National Novel Writing Month project, NaNoWriMo, you’ll start out with enthusiasm and excitement…hopefully enough to carry you through thirty days and the end of your opus.

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NaNoWriMo: Talking to Myself (Writing by Dictation)

Another post that may help some of you get your novel finished in a month for NaNoWriMo. For most of my career I have used a recorder to dictate my writing; I feel it makes me much more productive.  Here’s an article I wrote on the technique. See if you think it might work for you.


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NaNoWriMo: How It’s Done

In celebration of National Novel Writing Month, I’m going to re-post some of my previous “kick in the butt” blogs, in hopes you’ll draw some inspiration, get fired up, and move that novel toward the finish line.

This one, posted last December, is about my personal-best marathon writing, a full-steam-ahead crash to write my big SF novel THE DARK BETWEEN THE STARS. Not a schedule I would suggest any of you keep, but sometimes the deadline is a dictator.



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