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And Grantville Gazette 74 is up!

Grantville Gazette 74 is now available at the following links: https://grantvillegazette.com/wp/ http://www.baen.com/grantville-gazette-volume-74.html I have two works in this issue:  the short story Quelles Misérables, and the fifth installment of the serialized short novel Letters from Gronow. Enjoy! D

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Another Sale!

Sold a story to Grantville Gazette last night, a novella titled "Requiem for the Future". 12,000 words +. This one comes with a definite tissue warning. Tentatively scheduled for GG issue 76, I'm told. "Lex Talionis", the long story I sold them about six weeks ago, will probably go up in issue 75. Got to […]

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Grantville Gazette Issue 73 Is Up!

I should have mentioned this several days ago.  GG 73 is available at all the usual outlets.  Alas, this time I only have a serial installment in it - Letters From Gronow Episode Four. I'll have two works in Issue 74 in November – Episode Five of LFG, and a short little fun thing entitled Quelles Misérables. D

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Made Another Sale!

Grantville Gazette bought my story Lex Talionis last night.  It's another Franz and Marla story, and it comes right after 1636: The Devil's Opera in their timeline.  Not short.  (Heh.  I wrote it.  Of course it's not short.)  It came in at a bit over 11,000 words. I need to issue a tissue warning with this one.  :-) […]

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What’s Happening Soon

Well, after pulling a hat trick in Grantville Gazette Issue 72 a couple of months ago with a story, a serial episode, and an article, I'll only have a serial episode in Issue 73 (albeit 7000 + words). It's almost anticlimactic. But I'll have more stories and articles in future episodes.   D

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2017 Dragon Award Nominations Have Been Announced!

And I have a book on the list! Under the Best Military Science Fiction category The Span of Empire, by Eric Flint and David Carrico Whee!!! So, now you know who to vote for. And while you're voting, consider voting for Eric's novel 1636: The Ottoman Onslaught in the Best Alternate History category. D

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Bit of An Update…

… and all that. Finished the first draft of an outline for the next Jao novel and sent it to senior author Eric Flint.  We don't have a contract for it yet, so this is all preliminary and "on spec" so to speak, but I believe when the sales figures for The Span of Empire […]

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The State of Reviewing

I know a lot of writers get really worked up about reviews and reviewers, stressing over the quantity and ratings level as if they were a factor in the welfare of the universe.  I've seen some writers go ballistic over a single poor rating, or get in flame wars with reviewers or other writers about […]

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New Work Available

So, recently I wrote a series of stories set in the 1632 universe.  I took a germ of an idea that I had mentioned in 1636: The Devil's Opera, and built a story arc around it.  The idea germ was that a secondary character named Johann Gronow, a real historical personage who was a man […]

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To Outline, Or Not To Outline, That Is The Question

As a writer, I HATE outlining. I'm not an outliner. I'm very much a discovery writer. Which is okay. It works well for me. The only times I've actually used outlines is in collaborative work where my partner had done an outline and we worked from it. So I'm really not very good at outlining–no […]

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