Archive for August, 2011

Missing Elements

Posted: 30th August 2011 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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One of the things I’m always looking at in fiction is what’s missing. Sometimes its only bad things that are absent.  This is a very rare occurrence.  Sometimes there are non-essential elements left out and this is a more common thing. Often leaving things out like the exact diagnosis of a non point of view […]

The Real: Sarah Hoyt

Posted: 29th August 2011 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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Where: Where are you from? The temptation is to say I come from somewhere else, altogether.  Of course, I do, in theory.  I was born and raised in Porto, Portugal, didn’t come to the states till I was 22.  And Portugal is very… somewhere else.  BUT when I was in Portugal I felt so out […]

Conan: Go See

Posted: 26th August 2011 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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I’ll admit when I saw there was a new edition of Conan coming out, I figured: Joy, they’ll have added twenty percent more explosions, and thirty percent more fights with nothing else to recommended it.  Then I read a nasty review for it that convinced me A: the reviewer hadn’t actually seen the movie B: the […]

Some people argue against the evolution of fire breathing dragons based on silly things like never having met one or even the issues that could be involved in the creation of fire.  Well, we know the second one isn’t as much of an issue as some people would have you believe based on the bombardier […]

The Real: Michael Z. Williamson

Posted: 22nd August 2011 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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Michael Z. Williamson provided this interview for your enjoyment. His tenth novel hits stores this fall. Where: Where are you from? That’s a complicated question.  My father is Scottish of Norse extraction, my mother English.  I was born and raised in the UK, but currently live in Indianapolis.  I identify as American, but I’m also […]

Rejectomancy

Posted: 20th August 2011 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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For no apparent reason the urge to tackle the slush pile hit critical mass, and as I start writing, I'm just about two hours in, it is now 1:45 am. So far: Not one has made it past five pages, most have gone supernova in the first paragraph. I got a run of three submissions […]

Brain Fodder: Bitcoin, B-School, Berry and beyond

Posted: 16th August 2011 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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So Bitcoin is experiencing issues?The operative question for any product or service that starts to fail is: execution or product?If you’re selling horse drawn buggies in 1831 and you start failing, it might be a the way you’re doing business. If you’re selling horse drawn buggies in 1931 and start failing, well that’s more likely […]

The Real: Irene Radford

Posted: 15th August 2011 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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This is my brand spanking new interview series with people in publishing. The goal is to give a bit more access to the mind behind the icon than the average interview. Well, that and make sure I update the blog more than once every two months. So to kick things off is the entirely fabulous Irene […]