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Committed to the Drop: Writing Deadlines, the Fear of Success, and Mitigating Failure http://wp.me/p2XRAE-41s
There has been a rise in public conversation recently about authors and deadlines since George R.R. Martin noted that the next season of Game of Thrones was now going to be coming out before the ne…
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People often ask me why I work so hard at the writing game. I’ve answered that question in long form dozens of times over the years, but the short form is simply, “This is all I ever wanted to do, and I know the time in which I have do to it is limited.”…
People often ask me why I work so hard at the writing game. I’ve answered that question in long form dozens of times over the years, but the short form is simply, “This is all I ever wanted to do, ...
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Between this and my mother's stroke, I am doing some heavy thinking about my life.
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Still a little shocked that I somehow survived 2015 long enough to arrive more-or-less whole at my first convention of 2016, which will be what is becoming the annual writer gathering at ConFusion just outside Detroit. It’s a nice centralized con, just a…
Still a little shocked that I somehow survived 2015 long enough to arrive more-or-less whole at my first convention of 2016, which will be what is becoming the annual writer gathering at ConFusion ...
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However you feel about New Year’s resolutions, hard data backs up the fact that those who write down and refer to their goals throughout the year are more successful in keeping them. I spend enough time reading up on psychology and marketing that I know…
However you feel about New Year's resolutions, hard data backs up the fact that those who write down and refer to their goals throughout the year are more successful in keeping them. I spend enough...
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It will surprise no one that the most popular posts in 2015 on this blog were about writing and money. People are hungry for numbers, and they’re here. Fandom topics – Mad Max, Man in the High Castle, my tongue-in-cheek awards posts – also rated high.…
It will surprise no one that the most popular posts in 2015 on this blog were about writing and money. People are hungry for numbers, and they're here. Fandom topics - Mad Max, Man in the High Cast...
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Why I Chose to Write Publicly About Anxiety

A lot of people think I’m invincible. Oh, certainly, one gets a reputation in certain circles. Reputation can be great. Fewer people fuck with me. Folks know I’m not afraid to post about or call out bad behavior in person. That’s nice. But for writers…
A lot of people think I’m invincible. Oh, certainly, one gets a reputation in certain circles. Reputation can be great. Fewer people fuck with me. Folks know I’m not afraid to post about or call ou...
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On Kindness and Conventions http://wp.me/p2XRAE-413
I want to talk a little about kindness. We like to think that geeks are kind, that geeks understand what it is to be outsiders, and so we open up our circles and are super inviting to everyone. But…
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It was great seeing you again at ConFusion, and because of your recommendation I bought Traitor Baru Cormorant.
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I remember when I used to be really annoyed with John Scalzi’s arrogant swagger about being a good writer. No, scratch that. It wasn’t annoyed so much as jealous of the fact that he had confidence in his writing abilities. This was way back in 2005/6 when…
I remember when I used to be really annoyed with John Scalzi's arrogant swagger about being a good writer. No, scratch that. It wasn't annoyed so much as jealous of the fact that he had confidence ...
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Thank you, Kameron. 

I always find fascinating things -- definitely food for thought -- in your blog posts. I am glad you write them. 

Being a bit awkward here, forgive me. 
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It’s here! It’s time! I know, I know, seems like it was just yesterday we went over this, eh? But ’tis the new season, and so: the new post. BEST NOVEL The second book in the Worldbreaker Saga, EMPIRE ASCENDANT came out in October of 2015, and is eligible…
It's here! It's time! I know, I know, seems like it was just yesterday we went over this, eh? But 'tis the new season, and so: the new post. BEST NOVEL The second book in the Worldbreaker Saga, EMP...
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A lot of people think authors take reviews personally, and I suppose there are many who do. Those are the folks who should really steer clear of reader reactions to books, or rather, what some readers believe the books say about the author, which is…
A lot of people think authors take reviews personally, and I suppose there are many who do. Those are the folks who should really steer clear of reader reactions to books, or rather, what some read...
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At least you don't stalk them or hit them over the head with full bottles of wine.
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This has been a hell of a year. Like, a HELL of a year. But as goes the saying largely attributed to Churchill (but probably not actually his): “If you find yourself going through hell, keep going.” And I did. Which brings us here. In February the final…
This has been a hell of a year. Like, a HELL of a year. But as goes the saying largely attributed to Churchill (but probably not actually his): “If you find yourself going through hell, keep going....
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Best wishes for a healthier, less stressful 2016!
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When the writing sprint goes wrong. On dealing with anxiety and depression and being a career writer ​My latest Locus column on being human, and therefore imperfect "When the Writing Sprint Goes Wrong"  http://www.locusmag.com/Perspectives/2015/12/kameron-hurley-when-the-writing-sprint-goes-wrong/
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Thanks for sharing. Great post. Working on the finding balance thing myself.
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Author of GOD'S WAR, INFIDEL, and the forthcoming RAPTURE from Night Shade Books. Visit godswarbook.com