I have grown and failed time and time again.
There are different levels of failure and most of them are on display for everyone to see.Read More
Back at the first NerdCon:Stories (2015), I attended a panel where Patrick Rothfuss commented that he's found with new writers, especially if their work is good, that it usually leads to breakdowns in their life, usually resulting in divorce. When he reads an exception first book, he does what he can to find that author's contact info and call them up to ask, "Hey. Are you okay?"
I never got a call like that.
However, I can't help but recognize that occurrence in my life. It's something that's stuck with me, and it's been easier to coast off that ideal in the year plus since my divorce and the release of my first book.Read More
I've officially launched my Patreon. As opposed to simply adding a Donate button, I wanted to give you guys a method of getting a bit more back, depending on what level of involvement you'd like in my career. While I am shooting for the moon with this, I expect it to be a slow burn, possibly taking years before I'm finally able to break away from my day job and become a full time writer. This is just a step toward that goal.Read More
This might just be a me thing, but I definitely felt out of place at Association of Writers & Writing Programs 2015 (AWP15). This year, it's a land of resolving unlikable characters, MFAs, Lit Mags, and Chap Books. As a genre writer who has been doing this for ten years, I felt like I was the minority to which there were few reprieves.Read More
Looks like my oh-so-talented wife tagged me in this blog hop. You should totally check out her amazing blog, as well as follow her on Twitter to get the most out of her current exploding career as a writer!
How does this work? Well, Kathryn supplied me and a few others with the questions and we answer them, then give some of our own. The blog hop continues and spins around, all magical like. Once you're done here, be sure to check out my compatriots: Maria Ann Green, Marisa Mohi, Constance Burris and Mari Farthing for their responses, as well as Kathleen S. Allen's original post that captured my lovely wife's attention!Read More
So, from the looks of this website, I have gone completely underground since not being chosen for #PitchWars. In reality, having two kids, holding down a full time job, and getting matched up with a critique partner through the always amazing Lara Willard, I've been doing a lot of behind the scenes work.Read More
The personal and professional blog of Fantasy Noir author, Justin D. Herd. The site contains short stories, anecdotes, personal recollections, and sections of his current novels. He's sincerely transparent about his life and what's going on in his career.
Our YouTube video essay channel that explores movies, books, games, as well as anything that grabs my attention. I engage in deep dives into my favorite things. I tend to describe the things I like as “more interesting than good.”
I’m here to celebrate the ideas that were good on paper but fell through in the creative process.
Find out more about us here.