Archive for June, 2008

Worldcon

Posted: 30th June 2008 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
Tags: , , ,

Well, I’ve got my preliminary schedule for Worldcon. It looks like I’ll be on three panels. Wednesday, and Friday look to be fairly clear for meetings. Anyone wishing to pitch to me, or just pick my brain quietly should probably pick a time from mid day on on Wednesday, or anytime from mid morning on […]

Another word i hate

Posted: 28th June 2008 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
Tags:

Scintillate. I hate this word in all it’s shapes and forms.

Abuse Stoppers

Posted: 25th June 2008 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
Tags: ,

I think I’ve complained enough times about abuse of the written word that its time to recommend a couple things to Stop the Insanity!*. I know that a couple colleges use The Brief Penguin Handbook, of which their are several edition and some of them have some e-learning tools included. One college I know uses […]

Blind Item

Posted: 25th June 2008 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
Tags: , ,

Writer Friend (7:24 PM): any suggested cure for writer’s block? Me : Fear. Writer Friend : ? Me: I will sing to you if it doesn’t go away. Writer Friend: mental note. don’t answer the phone if Mike calls

I adore my friends

Posted: 25th June 2008 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized

Me: :: sigh :: Me: some people desperately need a refresher course in grammar Kate: Some people need to know that grammar is not mom or dad’s mother.

Really, its true. One of the things many, many writers don’t grok about the business is that no agent, editor, or publisher that is not going to have you as the primary source of cash for a book is looking for a reason to publish your book. One more time. I am not,  neither are […]

Slow Train Chapter 10

Posted: 23rd June 2008 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
Tags: , , ,

OctoberFreer & FlintBaen   Chapter 10                 The Great Leader’s grasp of science is not good. The laser sequence has been analyzed and decoded. We’ve started a retransmission of the signals from Oort 1 until the entire stockpile has been dismantled. We’ve got the scientists and commissars that remained behind pouring out of […]

Slow Train

Posted: 22nd June 2008 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
Tags: , , ,

More Freer/Flint Goodness. Due in October Chapter 9                 “To the primitive who spent six months hollowing out a log, the clinker-built longship was an advance so great as to be beyond comprehension. It carried so much more, and was so much more seaworthy—and measured per person involved and transported by it, cost […]

Today – the boring stuff

Posted: 19th June 2008 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
Tags: , , , ,

Talked to a couple audio book publishers. Managed to get my LJ to feed to my  www.Tribe.net account and my Facebook account. Failed hideously to do so with JournalSpace or MySpace. Anyone know anyplace else I can run the RSS/Atom Feeds off to so that I don’t have to maintain half a thousand blogs? And […]

Seven deadly words…

Posted: 18th June 2008 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
Tags: , , ,

I found this over on Tribe.net and can’t believe I didn’t see it on my flist. It should be noted that a great many of the words and phrases mentioned in the article, and the comments are frequently seen in  query, synopsis, or cover letter.

Writers and wrongers…

Posted: 18th June 2008 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
Tags: , ,

Sunday I got to spend a couple hours with a great writers group in Revere Mass at the invitation of one of the members who I’d met at Arisia. We mostly spent the day discussing trends, basic info on the business and what some of the challenges for a new writer are. I had a […]

Help please

Posted: 17th June 2008 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
Tags: ,

I’m looking for a music/mp3 player. It needs to be small, durable and not an Ipod or Zune as I’m not a fan of either brand of koolaid. It should be able to hold a couple gigs of music (4+, 8 great more …) and be able to do playlists.Price isn’t a huge concern but […]

Best Advice

Posted: 15th June 2008 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
Tags: , ,

There is so much bad information out there about the publishing industry, and writing, and how to find an agent that i was wondering what posts people had seen that had good advice. Got a link or two to share, post them in comments. Here’s a few i found interesting.http://jaylake.livejournal.com/1172394.html http://jpsorrow.livejournal.com/103489.html http://sarahahoyt.livejournal.com/18020.html http://arcaedia.livejournal.com/154648.html http://onyxhawke.livejournal.com/18477.html * […]

Sometimes the human capacity for ignoring things amazes me. Usually it just disgusts me. Statistics have shown the number of men who never get married has steadily risen over the last half century. This means there are more and more men every year with no wife, mother, girlfriend or whoever to do their shopping for […]

Slow Train 8

Posted: 13th June 2008 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
Tags: , , ,

Slow Train will be out in October, until then there are one or two books you many want to read. Dave Freer and & Eric Flint present: Chapter 8                 “It’s an opportunity to get rid of a major problem. If we can get the ‘Great Leader’ satisfied that we meet his conditions, […]

Slow Train 7

Posted: 13th June 2008 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
Tags: , , ,

This is Eric Flint and Dave Freer’s Slow Train to Arcturus available from Baen October 2008 Chapter 7 External e-vox from: Congress-Representative Frank Nalinno ( sub-committee on system emigration support) To: Dr. Anthony J. Jamieson, University of Nebraska While you say that we do not appreciate what a legacy of traditions, culture, and of a […]

House Keeping

Posted: 13th June 2008 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
Tags: , , , , ,

First my website is back up and running. Second Dave Freer’s website www.davefreer.com is freshly updated. Third for those of you who are itching for a taste of James Enge’s writing, he’s got another story coming out in Black Gate. Fourth, it looks like I’ve forgotten to post any Slow Train chapters so there will […]

my site

Posted: 12th June 2008 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized

It looks like my website is down. I checked with my host. If its not back online soon I will call and speak passionately too them.

Sticky points

Posted: 8th June 2008 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
Tags: , ,

Warning. Post contains spoilers for several series. Including, David Weber’s Honor Harrington series, Lois Bujold’s Five Gods, C. E. Murphy’s Walking Papers series, Jim Butcher’s Dresden Files, the Tails of the Moon series by Dave Freer and Eric Flint and Irene Radford’s Dragon Nimbus. You are warned.               There are a lot of things […]

I’ve decided to go for something hilarious instead. http://forums.studentdoctor.net/showthread.php?t=257985