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David Tallerman
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Here are my brief thoughts about the latest Puppies / Hugos debacle, along with some thoughts about how all the negative energy being expended on calling them out could be put to better use - like, say, helping a publisher that offers a genuine antidote to discrimination and bigotry.
So it's 2016 and the Sad and / or Rabid Puppies have done it again. And for anyone who doesn't know what that means, a) you're fortunate and b) here's a link to an article in The Guardian that explains things, more or less. ...
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My thoughts on a rather neat bit of free editing software that has the potential to make a lot of writers' lives easier - but also the potential to be really annoying at times.
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The short version of my thoughts on this year's Eastercon: decent event, hopeless choice of venue.  Or, alternatively, here's the longer version...
The good news? This year's Eastercon was better than last year's. The bad news? It was still just okay. This time around, at least there was only the one huge problem, but it was a pretty big huge problem. The venue chose...
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This week on the blog, a couple of questions that it only recently occurred to me to ask: is writing fun, and is it supposed to be?
Recently I had an interesting discussion with a couple of author friends, Andy Knighton and Charlotte Courtney-Bond, that began from my admitting I don't find writing to be all that fun. When Andy and Charlotte very sensibly ...
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I've had a few short stories out in recent weeks, in places like Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine and new market Cosmic Roots and Eldritch Shores, and there's plenty more to look out for over the next few months.
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Out now and heavily discounted for its first few days on sale, here's my long-promised collection of horror and dark fantasy stories The Sign in the Moonlight and Other Stories ... only $0.99 or £0.99 in e-book until this time next week!
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This week's blog post with a self-explanatory title: In Defense of Second Drafts, in which I try hard to argue that second drafts are the best and most fun part of the writing process.
Recently my friend Andy Knighton wrote an excellent blog post titled Surviving the Second Draft, which did exactly what it said on the tin, offering some sensible tips on how to struggle through that fearsome first redraft. I...
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Some big news on my next graphic novel, C21st Gods, and an opportunity to help a majorly worthy publisher become the Cthulhu-sized leviathan they're destined to be.
It's been a while since I've talked about my horror / sci-fi comic book miniseries C21st Gods, so let's redress that a little, shall we? After all, there's never been a better time to do so - but more on that in a moment. T...
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Here's what I'll by doing over the weekend, at this year's Eastercon.
...is short but sweet. I'm on the one panel early on Friday afternoon, which is nice because it bunches the work stuff right at the start and leaves me the rest of the weekend to chill out. Also, that panel is on a subject ...
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Writing on the Moon: Watching terrible nineties anime so that you don't have to.  (But also Patlabor 2, one of the greatest science fiction films of all time, so there's that.)  Yeah, it's more anime reviews time...
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A month on from its release I've gathered together all of the news about my Tor.com novella Patchwerk, along with a couple of exciting special offers for anyone yet to grab a copy.
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On the blog this week, some thoughts about writing speeds, cryptic news of a new project, and a little muddled conjecture about the efficacy of National Novel Writing Month.
A few weeks ago I was determined - for reasons I'm sure we'll come back to one of these days - to try and write the first draft of a novel in the space of about a month. Like, the whole thing, start to finish, in one month o...
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    English Literature, 1996 - 2000
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