SW 012 – Damn You Streak, WizardCon for Authors, Nebula Award Thoughts

In this episode I talk about what a sad sack I am because I finished a short story, was feeling good about myself, and then didn’t write for a week. . . so the universe sent me a snow storm and a three day power outage so I could think about my sins…

…while not writing. 

So I talk about getting back on the horse after a break. I also share some thoughts about what looked like successful author tables at the Portland Wizard Con event, and then some thoughts on the current Nebula Award dust-up and where I’m choosing to focus as an author, while also wishing the best for my friends caught up in all this. 

Thanks for listening, and shoot me an email at james@jamesaaron.net with any thoughts or feedback.

SW 011 – Refurbishing a Short Story for a New Market

In this episode I talk about how I take an old short story with bones that I like and update it for a new anthology market.

I touch on the lessons I’ve learned about genre alignment since I wrote the story back in 2016 and how I address the various issues to make it fresh. And if the story doesn’t get picked up by the new market? I’ve got other options as well.

(I also lament the writing time I’ve lost to Far Cry 5, but I did blow up a lot of virtual stuff.)

SW 10 – What Author Info Should You Trust?

In this episode I talk about places to find info on indie publishing, and how to vet the info you find. There’s a tsunami out there, and things are changing all the time, so how do you determine what’s relevant to your books? 

Mentioned in this episode:

AI Superpowers by Kai Fu Lee

The Revolt of the Public by Martin Guri

Kboards

Science Fiction and Fantasy Marketing Podcast

The Career Author Podcast

Creative Penn Podcast

20Booksto50k on Facebook

Question: How do you sort through the chaos of info out there to find what works for you?