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Utah Writing Retreat—Alone with a BUNCH of Authors

It was perfect timing at Salt Lake Comic Con in September when I stepped on a hotel elevator with James Duckett, another writer I’d met a couple of times before. He looked at me, got a contemplative look on his face, and said, “I won’t know unless I ask.”  He told me about a writers’ retreat he was participating in, one that would be held the first week of November near Park City. They were looking for a “writer in residence” who would come, give a few breakout sessions, and spend the rest of the time curled up writing or editing (thus providing a “professional good example”).

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For Nanowrimo: Two New Books on Writing

If you’re one of the millions of writers participating in National Novel Writing Month, NaNoWriMo, or just a writer interested in improving your craft, you might be interested in two writing books just released in print and eBook by WordFire Press.

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Guest Blog: Where do your monsters lurk? Josh Vogt

Josh Vogt is a talented up-and-coming author, my former executive manager, and now an editor at Paizo Publishing. Here’s his take on monsters

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Tick Tock! CLOCKWORK LIVES Audiobook—and WORKING STIFF

The CLOCKWORK LIVES novel is a beautiful example of the bookmaking craft from ECW Press, a work of art with red leatherette stamped cover, endpapers, color printing, line illustrations. The unabridged audiobook is just out—and I think that’s pretty special, too.

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Monsters Unleashed!

We’ve got enough of what scares you. I put together a monstrous collection of books for storybundle.com, a dozen tales of werewolves, zombies, dinosaurs, bloodthirsty serial killers, vampires, and more. Who wants candy for Halloween?—this is a better treat.

Monsters Unleashed! A dozen monster books, and you name your own price.

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NAVIGATORS OF DUNE delivered!

That’s Draft 7, 142,000 words, and the grand finale of the Schools of Dune trilogy that was begun with SISTERHOOD OF DUNE (2011) and followed by MENTATS OF DUNE (2014). Look for NAVIGATORS OF DUNE to be released next May (approximate date) by Tor Books (US) and WordFire Press (UK). Here is the excellent cover by Stephen Youll.

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Special Signed/Numbered Edition of Dan Shamble WORKING STIFF

Attention, Dan Shamble fans! A new expanded, special edition of the Zombie P.I. Collection WORKING STIFF is just out from Gauntlet Press, hardcover, signed, numbered, even some high-end editions in slipcases or special trays. Perfect for the zombie collector!

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FIVE Scholarships available for the 2016 Superstars Writing Seminar: the Don Hodge Memorial Scholarship Fund

This year, through sales of our benefit anthology ONE HORN TO RULE THEM ALL, as well as generous donations from individual benefactors, we have funded FIVE scholarships for the Superstars Writing Seminar (February 4-6, Colorado Springs).

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Superstars 2015 Audios Now Available—as well as the whole shebang!

 

For those of you who couldn’t attend the Superstars Writing Seminar in person, you can now listen to all the lectures and workshops, and experience the seminar vicariously. The complete set of 20 lectures over the three-day workshop is now available in MP3 files for $350. You won’t get the networking and the connections from the seminar, but you will get the knowledge

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