Worldcon Schedule

All the cool kids are posting theirs, so here’s mine. In addition, I’ll be at the Games room for some of the con – and also probably wandering off doing kid-friendly stuff at the con or elsewhere, as the whole family’s coming along. Working as a writer in Ireland Format: Panel16 Aug 2019, Friday 14:00 – 14:50, Wicklow Hall 2B (CCD) There is a rich and prolific community of writers who are living and writing in Ireland. In a country that is so friendly to creators, what are some of the benefits available to writers and any obstacles to know about? What resources are available and where does the writing community gather, learn, create, and publish their work locally? Ian McDonald, Diane Duane (The Owl Springs Partnership), Gareth Hanrahan (M), Jo Zebedee Tabletop RPG as inspiration for creative writing Format: Panel17 Aug 2019, Saturday 16:00 – 16:50, Wicklow Room-3 (CCD) Tabletop roleplaying games (RPGs) take us to fantastical new worlds

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Cymera Festival & Other News

I’m off to Cymera this weekend. I’ll be on one panel, talking about fantasy cities with Darius Hinks and Cat Hellison. It’s my first time at a non-gaming convention in…a very, very long time, so it’ll be an experience. The Gutter Prayer has gone for a third print run in the UK, which is lovely. The Shadow Saint is in copy-editing. And after that… well, there may be news in a few weeks, if all goes well.

Formless Things

It’s been more than a month since I posted here, for obvious and squalling reasons. I’ve spent much of the last few weeks cleaning, feeding, cleaning, bouncing and wrangling; there hasn’t been a whole lot of sleeping or writing in that time. I have, however, finished the last (I hope) few edits to Book 2. Most of these last edits were just word clusters and minor continuity gaffes, and an oddly involved attempt to describe an office tangentially, as neither character in the scene had good reason to really notice their surroundings. There’ll be more to come on Book 2 – I’ve seen a draft of the lovely cover art, we’re talking about maps(!), and there’ll be the inevitable pile of copy-edits turning up at the wrong moment, but the cognitive load is out of my head. So, what’s next? My initial contract was for two books, so I’m back to writing on spec with the next project. Book 3

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