I Should Be Writing #336 – Characterization and Hierarchy

I talk characterization and stuff, taking from a blog post I read and can’t remember the source. If you know the source TELL ME and I will post it here so I am not a total jerk.

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Ghost Train to New Orleans Ep. 5

Ghost Train to New OrleansEpisode 5 of Ghost Train to New Orleans, is here via FREE podcast!

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If you’re enjoying the story, consider supporting me by purchasing the book either in book stores, in online retail stores, ebook stores, or via Audible.com. If you purchase the book, then it will increase the chances for a book 3!

This will only be live until 31 July, 2015. Subscribe now!


Buy the book*! Chapel Hill Comics (signed books!) ~ B&N ~Powell’s ~ Indiebound ~ Waterstones
Buy the audiobook! Ambling Books ~ Audible

Don’t have book 1, The Shambling Guide to New York City yet?
The book: (BN) (Indie) (Waterstones) (Chapel Hill Comics) (Powell’s)
The audiobook: (Ambling) (Audible)

*Amazon is still fussy with Hachette, my publisher, so AMZ are saying there’s a 1-3 week delay. I’ve heard anecdotes that this is bullshit, as some readers say things still ship on time. YMMV. Get The Shambling Guide to New York City here, and Ghost Train to New Orleans here.

Afterlife VI: STONES is done!

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Cover Prototype, by Pablo Defendini

In 2011 I did a Kickstarter campaign to support the ebook design of The Afterlife Series. Multiple agents had tried to sell it, and it never caught an editor’s eye, despite being the most popular thing I had written at the time (for my listeners, anyway.) I put a high stretch goal on there, promising if someone pledged $1k I would write another novella in the series. I didn’t think it would actually go.

It did.

Life got complicated after that. Never mind that I had no idea what I was going to write. No spoilers, but at the end of Book 5: War, the fate of the characters was pretty well sealed. Then I got a deal to write two books for Orbit, and I got into an MFA program. So I blinked and three years had passed. GAH.

Long story short (shorter, anyway) this year I finally got down to writing the novella, then sent it off to a classmate for editing, then sat on the edits for a while. I just recently got through them all, and sent the book off to my designer. It’s done!

I emailed a PDF of the book to the Kickstarter supporters, and people who had supported me via Patreon (hint, if you support now you can get the free PDF long before it goes to the ebook stores!) So the book is out there to a select group, and it will be available via B&N, Smashwords, and Amazon as soon as the design is done.

But for my part, except for the ebook uploading and all that, The Afterlife Series VI: Stones is done.  And the relief I feel is monumental.


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I’ll be doing NaNoWriMo this year, again. I don’t have a good track record, but what the hell, it’s fun. I’m not sure what project I’m working on, but I have a couple of things going on right now so it won’t be hard to settle on one.

And again, if you are a Patreon supporter, you will get a daily NaNoWriMo audio file. NOTE: If you’re a supporter and don’t do NaNo and don’t want the files, you can temporarily change your support level to “no reward” and you won’t get the emails. You will still get your weekly mail from me, and you can change back in December. That said, if you are currently at No Reward and want the files, you need to change to at least the $1 reward.

Ghost Train to New Orleans, Episode 4

Ghost Train to New OrleansYes, two episodes in one week! Episode 4 of Ghost Train to New Orleans, is here via FREE podcast!

You can subscribe to this podcast with this feed.
http://www.murverse.com/tag/GTNOLA/feed

If you’re enjoying the story, consider supporting me by purchasing the book either in book stores, in online retail stores, ebook stores, or via Audible.com. If you purchase the book, then it will increase the chances for a book 3!

This will only be live until 31 July, 2015. Subscribe now!


Buy the book*! Chapel Hill Comics (signed books!) ~ B&N ~Powell’s ~ Indiebound ~ Waterstones
Buy the audiobook! Ambling Books ~ Audible

Don’t have book 1, The Shambling Guide to New York City yet?
The book: (BN) (Indie) (Waterstones) (Chapel Hill Comics) (Powell’s)
The audiobook: (Ambling) (Audible)

*Amazon is still fussy with Hachette, my publisher, so AMZ are saying there’s a 1-3 week delay. I’ve heard anecdotes that this is bullshit, as some readers say things still ship on time. YMMV. Get The Shambling Guide to New York City here, and Ghost Train to New Orleans here.

Ghost Train to New Orleans, Episode 3

Ghost Train to New Orleans

Episode 3 of Ghost Train to New Orleans, is here via FREE podcast! You can subscribe to this podcast with this feed.

http://www.murverse.com/tag/GTNOLA/feed

If you’re enjoying the story, consider supporting me by purchasing the book either in book stores, in online retail stores, ebook stores, or via Audible.com. If you purchase the book, then it will increase the chances for a book 3! This will only be live until 31 July, 2015. Subscribe now!


Buy the book*! Chapel Hill Comics (signed books!) ~ B&N ~Powell’s ~ Indiebound ~ Waterstones

Buy the audiobook! Ambling Books ~ Audible

Don’t have book 1, The Shambling Guide to New York City yet? The book: (BN) (Indie) (Waterstones) (Chapel Hill Comics) (Powell’s)

The audiobook: (Ambling) (Audible)

*Amazon is still fussy with Hachette, my publisher, so AMZ are saying there’s a 1-3 week delay. I’ve heard anecdotes that this is bullshit, as some readers say things still ship on time. YMMV. Get The Shambling Guide to New York City here, and Ghost Train to New Orleans here.

ISBW #334 – NaNoWriMo Prep // Charlaine Harris Interview

midnightcrossroad-199x300I’m back from technical difficulties, ready to talk about NaNoWriMo! Also got the amazing Charlaine Harris as this week’s interview.

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Reading Now: Dust, by Elizabeth Bear
Writing (editing) Now: Afterlife Series 6: Stones

Ghost Train to New Orleans Episode 2

Ghost Train to New OrleansEpisode 2 of Ghost Train to New Orleans, is finally here via FREE podcast!

You can subscribe to this podcast with this feed.
http://www.murverse.com/tag/GTNOLA/feed

If you’re enjoying the story, consider supporting me by purchasing the book either in book stores, in online retail stores, ebook stores, or via Audible.com. If you purchase the book, then it will increase the chances for a book 3!

This will only be live until 31 July, 2015. Subscribe now!


Buy the book*! Chapel Hill Comics (signed books!) ~ B&N ~Powell’s ~ Indiebound ~ Waterstones
Buy the audiobook! Ambling Books ~ Audible

Don’t have book 1, The Shambling Guide to New York City yet?
The book: (BN) (Indie) (Waterstones) (Chapel Hill Comics) (Powell’s)
The audiobook: (Ambling) (Audible)

*Amazon is still fussy with Hachette, my publisher, so AMZ are saying there’s a 1-3 week delay. I’ve heard anecdotes that this is bullshit, as some readers say things still ship on time. YMMV. Get The Shambling Guide to New York City here, and Ghost Train to New Orleans here.

Worldspinner Kickstarter

It’s been a rough week with the hard drive failing* and everything, so I missed the launch of a Kickstarter for a tabletop RPG project I’m involved with. I blinked yesterday, and LO, today the project was funded. People are excited about it, which thrills me to no end! BUT it still needs support for the stretch goal with my content. If you enjoy RPGs and stories, please, check out Worldspinner.

*Of COURSE I have backups. Multiple backups. I’m not a barbarian.

Happy October!

Greetings, folks, and welcome to one of my favorite months. Please, make yourself comfortable and try not to drown in the pumpkin spice. (I think I tipped my husband’s tolerance scales when I bought pumpkin spice hot chocolate, doughnuts, and coffee syrup. I CARE NOT. BRING ON THE PUMPKINS)

But I wanted to do some housekeeping news:

  • My hard drive on my Mac is failing, and we’re getting that fixed. While I can still write/email/blog/etc (basically do anything Google lets me do via Chrome) on my Chromebook, this means audio and video editing is right out. No ISBW till next week at the earliest.
  • I’m heading out of town on business tomorrow, so emails may be long to respond to. I’m not going out of the country or anything so I will have all my electronic tethers, I’m just going to be really busy.
  • There’s an interview with me at the Genretainment podcast!
  • Did you see that Ghost Train to New Orleans is out via FREE podcast? It is! It’s out in podcast! Download now, then buy the book! Keep me flush in tea and glitter!
  • Aeropagitica re-read. It’s long and dense, as I expected. Censorship is bad, mmkay?
  • I’m on Ello now as mightymur – holding back from posting a lot. I’m not thrilled with the lack of a block button, so I’m waiting to see if it’s worth it.