Essays

Most of my nonfiction output in recent years has gone into books and gaming material, but I do write essay-length material as well, and recently I’ve been doing a series of essays on “how publishing works” on DailyKos. (I write the occasional political essay there as well… if you’re a completist you can search my username.)

This section will probably be a little sparse for a while, until I get my act together and dig up some other long-buried essays.

Adult Student Life (1999, 2001)
An Epitaph for Byron Preiss (2005)
Guide to Publishing, part 1 – Why Bad Things happen to Good Books (2006)
Guide to Publishing, part 2 – Avoiding Publishing Scams (2006)
Guide to Publishing, part 3 – Literary Conventions (With an Emphasis on SF Conventions) (2006)
Guide to Publishing, part 4 – Book Packagers (2006)
Guide to Publishing, part 5 – Submitting a Manuscript (2006)
Guide to Publishing, part 6 – Publishing Lists (2006)
Guide to Publishing, part 7 – Literary Agents (2006)
Guide to Publishing, part 8 – Copyediting (2006)
Guide to Publishing, part 9 – Marketing and Publicity (2006)
Guide to Publishing, part 10 – Outlining (2006)
Guide to Publishing, part 11 – Editing (2006)
How to Manipulate Your Professor (2006)
Guide to Publishing, part 12 – Ideas (2006)
Guide to Publishing, part 13 – Contracts (2006)
Guide to Publishing, part 14 – How Writers Get Paid (2006)
Guide to Publishing, part 15 – Worldbuilding (2006)
Rove: The Roleplaying Game (2006)
Guide to Publishing, part 16 – Dialogue (2006)
The Philippine Journal (2008)