How I do my work


Yeah, that’s me in a funny little video I made about the way I write. My son was behind the camera — and in front of the camera for one shot (he really wanted to be in it) and of course I’m in there, too. If you think it won’t crack your monitor, give it a watch. If you think it’s amusing, please do share it with others.

BTW, I don’t really have all those books stacked everywhere.

In other news, I have an interview at Black Gate today, in which I talk about “black” magic, evil and human motivations, among other things. They also posted a “reprint” of the First Sale essay I wrote for Jim Hines. If you didn’t read it then, you get another chance.

Plus, at some point later this morning I’ll have an expanded essay on vampires and crosses at Bitten by Books. I’ll link to it when it goes live. Update: Here’s the link.

Now I’m off to do some pages. Have a great day!

6 thoughts on “How I do my work

  1. janet

    We must of both went to the same type of ‘Effective Work Habits’ class. Somehow I do not believe that you don’t really have all those books piled around your house. I mean, they had to come from somewhere, right? And come on, who doesn’t have books piled all around their house? Zombies, maybe. Do they read?

  2. Nickolas Sharps

    Hey I just finished Child of Fire and I wanted to say that I really liked it. It’s funny because I read Sandman Slim before hand and everyone said that Slim was supposed to be this dark gritty noir (I didn’t feel it, I thought it got a little silly at times). But when I started CoF I felt what I wanted from Slim. I think Ray is a great character, you didn’t give him a whole lot of depth and yet I still have an emotional attachment. Usually it seems characters define the situation they are in, but Ray seemed to be defined by the situation. I definitely got a Wickerman feel reading the book. It was excellent. My only real complaint is that it seems like too much is solved via the ghost knife. Its a handy tool for just about any situation but I’d like to see some more variety. Definitely a 5-star book though, especially for a debut novel.

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