Matt Betts Science Fiction Author + Zombie Wrangler - page 34

This is the feed for my blog. I update the blog... occasionally? What's a phrase for "Not Terribly Frequently" that makes me sound busy rather than lazy? "When the mood strikes?", "As time allows?", "Every fortnight?" Hmmm.

I update the blog as much as I can. I'm writing, you know.

No fiction writing, but a fun holiday weekend

No fiction writing, but a fun holiday weekend

I had a great a weekend with my family. We got to go to the park not once, but twice with our son. The weather was just great. We also got out for a good session with sidewalk chalk – one of Cal’s Easter presents….

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What I Learned about Writing (Years ago) and A Progress Report

What I Learned about Writing (Years ago) and A Progress Report

I think it may be time to get myself one of those progress bars to put in posts to show everyone (and myself) where I’m at on the new novel. I did a word count (not manually, I just clicked the little word count tab…

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Some things for all the writers in the house

Some things for all the writers in the house

You can download the latest issue of Shimmer Magazine for free at their site. Shimmer’s always got some great writing, this issue is certainly no exception. And… Wendy S. Delmater, Managing Editor of Abyss & Apex wants you to know what all the terminology means…

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More Good Poetry Month News

More Good Poetry Month News

I got a note the other day that my poem “Dry Spell” won the poetry division of Silver Blade Magazine’s ‘Garage Sale’ contest. It’ll show up in their May issue. What’s a ‘Garage Sale’ contest? Well, in addition to payment, the fiction winner and I…

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What rhymes with Uranus?

What rhymes with Uranus?

Celebrate National Poetry Month by reading poetry about space! My poem… wait for it… The Long-Term Effects of Auroral Kilometric Radiation on the Earth’s Population is in Astropoetica’s new issue. Its a silly little poem I wrote based on a news story I found. What’s…

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What if they gave a reading and no one came?

What if they gave a reading and no one came?

I said I’d mention a few things from Millennicon in future posts – here’s one. I was very excited about getting to do a round table reading with two other authors on Friday night. Of the three, I was the only one doing poetry. I…

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Writing update.

Writing update.

Millennicon was fun this past weekend. Lots of great authors with wonderful advice. I hope to drop in a few bits and pieces about the panels and writers over the next few weeks. So I’ve got a novel that I’ve gotten some great feedback on…

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What I learned at Millennicon

What I learned at Millennicon

I didn’t know much about Millennicon Guest of Honor John Scalzi before I got there. When I left, I knew one thing for sure… Sometimes he feels he has to get away.Sometimes he even has to run away. Its a few seconds of horrible cell…

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Time to get my con on!

Time to get my con on!

I’m off to Millennicon in a couple of hours! Woo hoo! A full weekend of geekery! Nerd Five everybody! The Todd / Robert Maschio / Doozer / ABC Studios/

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<em>Excellent</em>

Excellent

I got an acceptance from Arkham Tales over the weekend! They’re going to print my zombie story “Double Bogey” in an upcoming issue. I’ve read the first issues that Arkham has put out and really enjoyed them. I think “Double Bogey” will fit right in!…

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