GUEST POST: Lessons Learned by Bill Rockwell

GUEST POST: Lessons Learned by Bill Rockwell

I have published three novels thus far, and I have learned much along the way, especially from the mistakes I made.  Hopefully, I didn’t make the same mistakes in my latest novel, Heaven’s Conflict, The Rise and Fall of Angels, A Novel, published October 1, 2014.  The title of my first novel, Generation Z, Birth of the Zompire, which is a vampire love story, is simply too long.  As readers try to…

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ISBW #332 - Feedback

ISBW #332 – Feedback

We take feedback from email and twitter, talk research, diversity, and platforms and social media.

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I Take the #IceBucketChallenge

Apologies, I can’t figure out how to get G+ to embed into wordpress. So I will just link to the post, go here and see me get all cranky and wet and sleep deprived. (the sleep deprivation was not caused by the water.)

Also, in case you haven’t been on Twitter, the dogs are doing fine, thanks.

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On Grieving

I wonder if we’ve lost the ability to grieve. Or maybe just me. Before August 2014, I’d lost only a few people, and those very spread apart. The last one was Joe Murphy in 2007.

The past two weeks, I lost three.

The first was Michael Swartz, last week. I didn’t know him well, but his wife, Emily, was one of my best friends through Stonecoast. She would talk about her Stonecoast friends to…

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My dear Father-in-law is at peace

My dear Father-in-law is at peace

I mentioned the past few days have been stressful, and they have been. I hadn’t wanted to mention specifics, as it’s not my story to tell. But yesterday my father-in-law passed, and here at the words my sweet husband posted on Facebook.

My father died today, after a long bout with Parkinson’s. I got the news that he was failing on our way back from Europe, and managed to get a flight in time to…

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Brief post- I’m home

Brief post- I’m home

We are home from a lovely and yet tiring vacation in England and Ireland. We had an absolutely amazing time, worldcon was a lot of fun, and we’re (mostly) all home safe.

There are a lot of things I want to blog about, but they’re all very different. It’s been an avalance of awesome stuff and shit all at the same time. I could write a very long blog post about it, but that would be over 10k words,…

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ISBW LonCon meetup - UPDATE

ISBW LonCon meetup – UPDATE

Hey folks- I have been having a lovely time in London and Dublin and am about ready to get back to the sorta real world with LonCon!

FIRST- the time has changed from Friday at 11 to Friday at 10am. I had a meeting pop up at 11, apologies. I still don’t know the convention area, so I’m winging it.

SECOND- Someone has asked, How is this different from your literary beer?Well, I’m doing it for a…

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discussing the sexism in media is not equivalent to hating it. if I hated everything that was sexist, I’d literally never be able to watch tv or a movie or read comics or leave my house, basically.

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Just remember: even if you can’t slay dragons and shoot fireballs from your hands, you can step over small objects in your path, and that makes you more badass than a lot of video game characters.

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