NaNoWriMo Prep!

Participant-2014-Square-ButtonI’m doing a daily ISBW show focused on NaNoWriMo for Patreon supporters - for as little as a buck a month you can get a daily show while you do NaNoWriMo.

If you can’t, or don’t want to support via Patreon, then be sure to check out last year’s posts on the subject!

* I’m doing the “rising to the challenge” system. Day 1’s wordcount is only 108, but Day 30’s wordcount is a whopping 3210.

Good luck!

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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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 1

Ghost Train to New OrleansIt’s finally here! Ghost Train to New Orleans, my book released this past March from Orbit Books, is available via FREE podcast!

While I wait for iTunes feed, you can subscribe to this podcast with this 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 If you purchase the book, then it will increase the chances for a book 3!

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.

[EDIT to fix error in audio. Sorry about that.]

ISBW #333 – Writing Hooks // Seanan McGuire Interview

I talk about what it means to be a “wanna-be,” and then delve into hooks, using Kameron Hurley’s The Mirror Empire for example. Fantastic book. Go get it. Then I interview Seanan McGuire, from way back.

Relevant links: The Mirror Empire, Seanan’s Blog

What I’m writing now*: We Need the Eggs: detectives, wetware, and roller derby. Its status is proposal-under-edit-after-agent-comments. PUEAAC, if you will.

What I’m reading now: The Mirror Empire


*Like, right this second, today. I have many irons in the fire, but this isn’t the place to list them. So if I list something else later, don’t think I write books within days.