Book Review: Dread Nation

Cover for Dread Nation by Justina Ireland

When I received the review copy of Dread Nation, by Justina Ireland, I was immediately excited. It pushed all the right buttons for me: alt-history fantasy with powerful women fighting zombies. It was written partially in response to , a book I had found humorous and lightly diverting but not, well, particularly inspired. This, though, promised …

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When is a Writer a Professional instead of a Hobbyist?

Crumpled paper and a pen

As the frequently profoundly profane Chuck Wendig says: A Writer Writes. One of the biggest mistaken assumptions that I hear from non-writers (and sometimes hobbyist writers) is that a writer — or any creative professional for that matter — waits for inspiration to strike before writing. A writer writes. Period. If you want to be …

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Crafts, Life, Writing

2018 Projects

An office chair rolling down hill

New year, New Projects. Or ongoing projects? Maybe actually finishing things? Here’s what I’m working on: Writing: Comics and Podcasts Oh My: I am turning two novels of mine into scripts. This Ain’t No Fairy Story will probably come out first, if I can find an artist (or get comfortable with doing the art myself) as a …

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