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This is Why Critique is Important. Excellent For the Ego. No, Wait…

April 26, 2013 by


I wasn’t going to work this week. I was going to do admin stuff, nap, make cookies… It was the Week of Letting My Beta Readers Do Their Thing. And then on Saturday — Me: I promised one of my beta readers a new chapter every time she emailed me with comments on the last. […]

Neil Gaiman’s Asides Are Better Than Most People’s Advice

April 15, 2013 by



Two Writers, Both Alike in Dignity — Not Much. Together, They Fight Crime.

December 17, 2012 by


The more attentive amongst you will have noticed that this website is run by two people. (Although Paul doesn’t post very much because he’s stinky. Or it could be that whole ‘finishing his doctorate’ thing. One of those.) In addition to being friends and co-website owners we’re also superheroes. (Okay, not really.) We fight crime. […]

Not All Feedback is Helpful

December 12, 2012 by



Where is My “Humanity For Dummies” Book?

October 17, 2012 by


The things I’ve done that worked the best were the things I was the least certain about, the stories where I was sure they would either work, or more likely be the kinds of embarrassing failures people would gather together and talk about until the end of time. They always had that in common: looking back […]