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I Got My Third Rejection!

I Got My Third Rejection!

Want to see my latest form rejection? Dear Christine, Thank you very much for letting me see [TITLE].  I'm sorry it didn't strike me as quite suitable to our present needs. Sincerely, [NAME] Editor So. This is the third rejection I've received for the same story. It's...

I Got My Second Rejection!

I Got My Second Rejection!

Want to read my actual second rejection letter? Dear Christine, Thank you for the opportunity to read "[title]." Unfortunately, your story isn't quite what we're looking for right now.  In the past, we've provided detailed feedback on our rejections, but I'm afraid...

25 MORE of the Best Blog Posts by Patrick Rothfuss

25 MORE of the Best Blog Posts by Patrick Rothfuss

Two months ago I shared what I thought were Patrick Rothfuss' top 25 blog posts, so click here for PART 1. But that meant leaving a lot of really great ones on the cutting room floor! There were interviews and funny stories, important milestones and comparing babies...

I Got My First Rejection!

I Got My First Rejection!

Hey guys, amazing news! I got my first rejection! It was for my "Satellite" short story that I briefly described in this post. I knew it'd be a hard sell, and sure enough, here's the reply I got: Dear Christine Tyler,  Thank you for submitting [title of story] to...

Buckle Up. We’re Back on YouTube.

Buckle Up. We’re Back on YouTube.

The next few videos are going to be awesome. They're all about the trip Nathan and I took to Morocco and Spain last year--eating awesome food, riding camels in the Sahara, gaping at the incredible architecture and soaking in the art in Madrid. But I'm even more...

The Game of Thrones Death I Still Think About

The Game of Thrones Death I Still Think About

SPOILERS!!! YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED. Over two hundred named characters have died on the Game of Thrones TV show. Including unnamed characters, that number shoots up to somewhere over sixteen hundred. But there's one death I think about more often than all the rest. It's...

Things My Son Has Said

Things My Son Has Said

I've had a few interesting conversations lately with my six year-old son. We call him "Bubs" online. (Here's an autobiographical video I helped him put together about a year ago.) I've been meaning to write these stories down, and I figure the blog is as good as...

Adventures in Albuquerque

Adventures in Albuquerque

Last Friday my little family packed our things and piled into the car for a trip to Albuquerque (and I CAN NOT say that word without getting the Weird Al song stuck in my head). One of Nathan's relatives passed away and his family was planning on holding a memorial on...

Storymakers 2018

Storymakers 2018

Okay kids, I'm back from the Storymakers 2018 writing conference, and it's time for a play-by-play. First, Christina Parks came ten days before the shindig. She's one of my best buddies (and one of the best writers I know). This year was extra special because she...

Who’s Winning All the Hugos?

Who’s Winning All the Hugos?

In the world of science fiction and fantasy short stories, getting a Hugo Award is like winning an Oscar. As a short story writer currently in the throes of submitting her work, I've been really interested in which anthologies tend to get their stories nominated for,...

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