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Mary Robinette Kowal Signing in SLC Tonight

Mary Robinette Kowal Signing in SLC Tonight Just a quick note that my good friend and Writing Excuses cohost Mary Robinette Kowal will be appearing tonight in Salt Lake at Weller Book Works. This is Sam Weller’s new store in Trolley Square, where there’s actually parking unlike at their old location. Go see her and…

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Creative Writing Class Lectures + Updates

Creative Writing Class Lectures + Updates I arrived home from Australia yesterday to find that yet another surprise home makeover had taken place. (The previous one was after my New York Comic-Con trip.) In this week’s Writing Excuses podcast episode, Larry Correia joins Mary, Howard, Dan, and me in front of a live audience at Life, the Universe &…

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My Gold Coast Schedule, JordanCon, Superstars Writing Seminar

My Gold Coast Schedule, JordanCon, Superstars Writing Seminar Supanova Gold Coast 2012 Date: April 20-22, 2012 Address: Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre 2684 Gold Coast Highway Broadbeach QLD 4218, Australia FRIDAY 6:00 p.m.: Opening Ceremony SATURDAY 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.: Signing at Dymocks booth #67 1:50-2:35 p.m.: Panel in Filmink Features room B 3:10-5:30 p.m.: Signing at…

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Sydney Signing + Updates

Sydney Signing + Updates This week’s Writing Excuses continues our discussion of Mary Robinette Kowal’s outline of a middle-grade novel she planned back in 2003. At twenty-five minutes it’s a lot longer than our typical episode, but if you’re wondering about outlining, a listen will be worth your while. My assistant has put up another of my…

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My Melbourne Schedule; Sydney & Gold Coast Next Week

My Melbourne Schedule; Sydney & Gold Coast Next Week Supanova Melbourne 2012 Date: April 13-15, 2012 Address: Melbourne Showgrounds Epsom Road Ascot Vale Victoria 3032 Australia FRIDAY 6:00 p.m.: Opening Ceremony SATURDAY 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.: Signing 1:30-3:30 p.m.: Signing 4:10-5:00 p.m.: Panel in the Supanova Seminar Room SUNDAY 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.: Signing 1:30-2:00 p.m.: Signing 2:20-3:05 p.m.:…

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GLAMOUR IN GLASS, Suvudu Cage Match Finals, ALCATRAZ Annotation

GLAMOUR IN GLASS, Suvudu Cage Match Finals, ALCATRAZ Annotation Today marks the release of Writing Excuses cohost Mary Robinette Kowal’s novel GLAMOUR IN GLASS, which you should read. On this week’s podcast episode, Mary offers up an outline from 2003 (of a middle-grade fantasy Mary was planning) for us to dissect, and it’s an educational…

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Mistborn Movie Update and Hugo Nomination

Mistborn Movie Update and Hugo Nomination Two big updates today! First off, we at Writing Excuses are proud to be Hugo nominated in the Best Related Work category for our second year in a row. Huzzah! Thank you to all who nominated. (You can see the other nominees in all categories here, and you can also watch recordings…

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Google+ Hangout on April 18th

Google+ Hangout on April 18th I’ll be hanging out on Google+ from the Google offices in Sydney, Australia on Wednesday, April 18th at 1:00 p.m. Australian EST. (In US Eastern Time, that’s 11:00 p.m. on April 17th.) If you would like to join the Hangout, post a question in the comments of this post on Google+ and…

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Swancon $1 Gold Coin Day Friday in Perth

Swancon $1 Gold Coin Day Friday in Perth All! I just wanted to give an extra shout-out for Swancon this weekend, particularly for what’s happening this Friday. The convention has been given a grant to run Friday as a “gold coin day” where you get into the convention for the day by paying a single…

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New military SF story with Ethan Skarstedt in ARMORED

New military SF story with Ethan Skarstedt in ARMORED When editor John Joseph Adams invited me to contribute a story to his ARMORED anthology focused on power armor, I naturally thought of Ethan Skarstedt, a friend in my writing group who specializes in military science fiction and has the combat experience to back it up–he’s…

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