Posts Tagged ‘vodka’

One of Saturn’s moons, the one named for the Olympians predecessors, appears to have some lakes at the equator, which surprises the scientists. Religion and freedom prove that nothing is truly free. Ukrainian bears and vodka are having a parting of the ways. I wonder how they got them to admit they had a problem? […]

Remedial Agent Seducing

Posted: 19th February 2009 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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I’ve had the pleasure of meeting several of my competitors over the last couple years. While we all have our own personalities, we do have several things in common. Near the top of that list is a dearth of time. This is true of those of us building our lists, and those who have lists […]

because I must share the love

Posted: 23rd August 2008 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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Yesterday was fun, and all the set work was done by two so I relaxed a bit more the rest of the day. The morning panel The Agent Behind the Curtain was a bit more general than I expected, but probably what the audience needed. Joshua Bilmes did a fantastic job moderating, Eleanor Wood contributed […]

I actually managed to leave my house a bit early today. Which is good, otherwise i would have ended up dithering around and packing another ten pounds of stuff into my bags. Not stuff i needed, but merely stuff I saw and couldn’t resist the challenge of trying to fit it into my bag. My […]

Yes, life has left me busy enough to nearly forget the contest. I will announce the winner in this post. I promise. But first: My panel schedule for WorldCon; 1pm Wednesday17: Schmoozing 101 CCC – Korbel 1D The art of small talk – it doesn’t come naturally to everyone. Pick up some tips on how […]

Why are you here?

Posted: 19th July 2008 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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I’m continually bemused by the amount of people who friend me and actually stick around. I see comments from people who I don’t know, and who haven’t commented before or in a long time and it kicks the curiosity up another notch. So why are you here? Almost everyone has been here a month or […]

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 […]

Talk of sex, stereotypes, and worse truth below. I don’t get it. Really I don’t. I don’t give a damn about which character is sharing sheets and swapping fluids with whom. Gay, straight, interracial, interspecies, pansexual or autoerotic, but for the love of carnal acts can we please pour a bit of reality into the […]

Ravencon It’s a wrap

Posted: 27th April 2008 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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Well, for another year of excellent con is over. Tear down is done, and the Dead Dog has been doused with booze and food. I had two panels this morning, the second half of Allen Wold’s writing workshop which was fun, but i think we’d scared off a couple of the participants. After that was […]


Posted: 24th April 2008 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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I’m pretty sure I mentioned once or twice that I’d be at Ravencon this weekend. I know it says so on my website. Now I just wish real life hadn’t gotten in the way of getting ready for the con until tonight. A well… I’ll be looking at some of the slush this weekend as […]

Wow! What a response, it looks like there’s about a twenty five percent increase over last year. And quality wise, i think the percent that made it past chapter one is almost absurdly high. Right now, I’m probably going to do the one that’s open and then call it a day. Yes I know I’m […]

Winter Workout – Mid day

Posted: 6th February 2008 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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Well, my slushing muscles are in good shape, I’m working at something comfortably over one sub per hour. So far there’s been nothing wretched, and nothing that made me struggle to finish the chapter. When I get a chance tomorrow or so I’ll probably go over any common issues with the submissions.

We are now under four hours from when I start reading. The turnout is looking like it will be even better than last year. Better still it looks like a better mix of genres as well. I’m well stocked with submissions, coke, vodka, mixers, and and junk food. There’s chicken in the fridge, and chili […]

Winter Workout – edit at bottom

Posted: 29th January 2008 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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Some of you might remember that I had decided to do this, and then had to put it off back in December. Well, the new date is set, and that date is February 6th. How it works: Everyone who sends me a science fiction, fantasy, or urban fantasy novel between 10pm ET on February 4th, […]

Arisia Sunday

Posted: 20th January 2008 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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Fun day today. I had my two panels, the first of which was with GoH Laura Gilman and others. We discussed character creation. Mostly the panel all agreed on the need to make the characters consistent, and true to them selves and avoid painting yourself into a corner. We covered Mary Sue’s, cardboard characters, and […]


Posted: 17th January 2008 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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I think i forgot to mention that i was going to Arisia in Boston (well technically Cambridge), this weekend. I’ll be on panels Sunday, I may even be able to find the emails telling me which ones… And the Slush has been slashed to no more than about three days work. I suspect at this […]

WFC and me

Posted: 30th October 2007 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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Anyone who wants or needs to make an appointment to see, pitch a book, pick my brain or get me liquored up can contact me either via the contact form on my website, or calling me. Appointments are not needed, they just give you priority. Feel free to walk up and say “Hi, i’d like […]

Among the half a trillion things that bemuse me about writing, is the “chapter quote”. To me, it seems like entirely more work than is needed. To me, a non writer, the extra work spent putting them together could be better spent working on the text. Also there is the fact that for consistencies sake, […]


Posted: 12th September 2007 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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I’ve got my room booked for RavenCon! April 25-27, Richmond, Va Be there or be forgotten.