THE NEXT BIG THING? A couple of weeks ago my friend the mystery writer Vicki Delany invited me to participate in The Next Big Thing Blog Series, which would involve my answering a set of questions. Unlike most writers, who are shy, and reserved, and shun the spotlight, I love to talk about myself and my …

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So, Why Do I Write Sword and Sorcery?

I have a PhD in 18th-century English literature. Most people don't care (hell, most of the time, I don't care), but those who do invariably ask me why I write fantasy novels. The implication, as you might guess, is that I should be writing something more important, or more literary, or more "real". I used …

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Web Log

Saturday, October 12th. I'm revamping my website a bit. I'm now using this space for observations on writing in general, and on writing fantasy in particular. I'll still be giving you personal news, but you'll find that in the page "Personal News and Notes". (Look right). I'll be giving you more World Con observations and …

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