Cultivating a list of Florida Scifi, Fantasy and Horror writers

Okay, I know that I said I was taking a break yesterday but I just need to get the ball rolling on this one small thing.

Yesterday someone asked me if I could connect them with any other science fiction, fantasy and horror writers in Florida who were on Twitter. I follow a couple and suggested them to him, but there were surprisingly fewer than I recalled having followed.

So I started cultivating a list, well two of them, actually.

One is for Florida SFF writers on Twitter: https://twitter.com/nmhall/florida-sff-writers

The other is for Florida SFF writers on Facebook (login required): https://www.facebook.com/lists/10101358334623588

Thusfar, they’re both little sparse BUT you can help change that! If you’re a writer who meets the below requirements, I’ll add you to the list:

  1. You live in Florida
  2. You write
  3. You write science fiction, fantasy, or horror
  4. You don’t spam the hell out of people or over-promote*

Just contact me via my contact form, Twitter or on Facebook and ask to be added to the list.

If you’re not a writer, but know someone who should be on the list, let me know about them.

Now back to my break…

 

*my discretion, sorry – basically, if I look at your Twitter feed and see a significant number of tweets promoting your work, I won’t include you. Don’t do that and everything will be great!

Morning Cuppa – 04/30/13 – War of Art! William Gibson! Reddit!

 

  • John Hornor Jacobs blogged this morning about the War of Art and finishing the tasks you take on, “The only way to come to understand what works for you is through completion. If you’re not finishing things, then you’re not learning what works for you. And that is not good.”
  • On April 19th, William Gibson read an excerpt from his new book, The Periphereal at the New York Public Library. io9 shares a video excerpt from that appearance and links to the full video on the library’s website.
  • Over on Reddit, a “brand new fantasy author” asks how to get an audience. The responses, as you would expect with Reddit, range from hilarious to compelling.

    I’d like to tl;dr this: it’s similar to how you pitch to publishers at cons and etc.
    A single sentence to summarize your story
    a 30 second paragraph to summarize your story, if they still seem interested
    and a one page to summarize your story, if they still seem interested

Shared: New issue of Apex Magazine

The Hugo-nominated Apex Magazine has released their 40th issue available here: http://apex-magazine.com/tag/issue-40/

Unfortunately they were bested by Locus who managed their 22nd Hugo Award this year. Doubtless Locus is deserving but after so many wins, perhaps it’s time to retire them from competition? Just a thought.

If you’re unfamiliar with Apex, you can read some stories at the link above and if you like it, you can buy a single copy in a variety of electronic formats or even a subscription.

Neil Gaiman returns to ‘Sandman’ for 2013!

No, you’re not dreaming. Neil Gaiman announced it at Comic-Con International, via the very surprising video above, that he will indeed return to writing his critically-lauded “The Sandman” comic to tell us what led Morpheus to his strange circumstances when we first met the Dream god in 1988′s “The Sandman” No. 1. “Batwoman” artist J.H. Williams III will illustrate the new Vertigo miniseries, which hits next year.

via Neil Gaiman returns to ‘Sandman’ for 2013! | Geek Speak | a mySA.com blog.