Spoilers for Heavy Ice below, in case you haven’t read it:Read More Empressive!
Foz Meadows of Shattersnipe.com has compiled An A-Z Of Non-Binary Genders. Real-world only and non-insulting, so do not go over there and suggest epicon or scrat. When I was first planning Requite, it became obvious that there would be people there who didn’t do the gender binary thing. As I suppose most writers do, I’d […]Read More Non-binary genders in the real world and elsewhere
Well, I’m back from looking for a new house, and we now at least have somewhere to rent while we look for somewhere more permanent to house two people, one cat (hopefully rising to more than one cat when we’re properly settled), a huge number of books and fewer old computers than we owned last […]Read More House hunting, review, and thoughts on new trends in publishing
Dear future self: Since we have a book coming out soon, I’m writing to remind you that reading discussion of your books that you find around the web has a tendency to discombobulate you. It may feel as if people are demanding things from you that you find outside your range of competence, not what […]Read More Note to future self
Today while making a somewhat doomed attempt to tidy the house I noticed that the general confusion of soft toys in my bedroom had produced a tableau in which Cerberus, Guardian of the Underworld, appeared to be carrying off a small grey-furred hedgehog. And then it occurred to me that someone out there has probably […]Read More His Hell-Bound Hedgehog
I do not regret a single damn moment of the time I’ve spent self-publishing. I don’t regret the time I was trying to turn The Maker’s Mask into something that Smashwords’ Meatgrinder software would work with, which involved me nuking the thing back to plain text, sitting there for an afternoon with the paperback open […]Read More Je Ne Regrette Rien
My characters aren’t speaking English and yet they sometimes make puns or mishearings that rely on English to work. I realise that a lot of people find this annoying, and all I can do is follow in the hallowed footsteps of Tolkien and say think of it as a free translation from the original. Requite […]Read More Things I Already Know People Won’t Like About Heavy Ice