Archive for the ‘On Writing’ Category

I love io9. It’s pretty much the perfect site for a geek like me, and has so much content that I could lose myself for days (not that I have…). Occasionally, they post an article about something especially near and dear to my heart, and this is no exception. Read the full article, or check […]

Editing: Do It, and Do It Right

Posted: 16th June 2014 by Jason Kristopher in On Writing, The Craft
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If you are, or intend to be, a ‘serious writer,’ then you must learn to edit – or, at the very least, hire someone to do it for you. What do I mean by ‘serious writer’? Just what it says on the tin: you are a writer who takes your job – writing – seriously. I’ve met […]

Yes, you’ve heard right, calm down: I will be in attendance at Comicpalooza 2014. Just want my schedule? It’s after the jump. Joining yours truly is a decidedly star-studded bunch of celebrities, authors, artists, and other amazeballs folks: practically the whole cast of “MARVEL’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D”: Clark Gregg Elizabeth Henstridge Brett Dalton Ming-Na Wen (also from Stargate: […]

10 Things Every Writer Needs

Posted: 27th March 2014 by Jason Kristopher in On Writing, The Craft
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Everybody needs a toolbox, and while the sort of writer you are will determine exactly what you need in yours, this list can hopefully give you some ideas that can help you be a successful author. It’s a good list, filled with useful stuff to have. Read the full post for the list.

From io9: We live in an era of accelerating change, when scientific and technological advancements are arriving rapidly. As a result, we are developing a new language to describe our civilization as it evolves. Here are 20 terms and concepts that you’ll need to navigate our future. Back in 2007 I put together a list of […]

10 Things That Every Brand New Creator of Science Fiction Should Know

Posted: 6th March 2014 by Jason Kristopher in The Craft
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From io9: Being a science fiction creator is the most amazing adventure — you get to invent whole new worlds, brand new futures, and fantastic technologies, and you get to tell the most incredible stories about them. But it’s also a tough and heartbreaking career path, whether you’re in books, comics, movies or television. Here […]

The Rising Tide of Bad Self-Published Books

Posted: 21st February 2014 by Jason Kristopher in Publishing
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Yes, I started out as a self-published author. The Dying of the Light: End was, in every single respect, a self-published book. And yes, things were a lot different back in The Beforetime (aka 2011). Of course, since then, I started Grey Gecko Press with some friends, and am officially published in every real sense that […]

From iO9: Six experts talk about what bugs them about alien planets in science fiction.

“How to Write for a Living” by James Altucher

Posted: 18th February 2014 by Jason Kristopher in On Writing, The Craft
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Altucher’s book Choose Yourself! is on my list of books to read. It’s about 7th in the pile at the moment. I’ve never read his blog before today, or any of his other work, but now I will. Why? Because he wrote this: How to Write for a Living If you’re at all interested in writing, go […]

The Benefit of a Critique Group

Posted: 18th February 2014 by Jason Kristopher in My Work, On Writing, The Craft
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I joined a critique group last month in the hopes of writing faster, even with my limited time. The name of this group is so exceedingly appropriate, I had no choice but to join: Team Armageddon. I kinda skated by with last month’s submissions, using what I’d already written for The Dying of the Light: Beginning. […]