Kristine Kathryn Rusch

Business Musings: How Writers Fail (Part 7): Competition

This is another one of those deceptive titles, like “Money.” Because when most writers read “Competition” as the sub header here, they think, Yep, there’s just too much competition out there. A handful of writers win, but the rest of us lose. Um…no. Readers are a fascinating bunch. They’re terribly unpredictable. Just because something is marked “bestselling” doesn’t mean that everyone wants to read it. […]

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Diving News!

For the second time in my career, I’m honored to have a full novel in Asimov’s SF Magazine. This novel, The Court Martial of the Renegat Renegades, won’t be published as a standalone until June of 2023. However, you can read it in Asimov’s in two parts. The first part has just appeared, and you can read an excerpt here. I’m so excited about this […]

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Free Fiction Monday: Without End

When Dylan’s wife, Geneva, dies, Dylan refuses to believe it. Not because he believes in ghosts, but because he believes in science. Geneva, a physicist, believed humans could overcome the perception of linear time. If her theories hold true, Dylan could change his perceptions and Geneva will live again. With nothing to lose and Geneva to gain, Dylan resolves to try. “Without End” by Hugo […]

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Lookie This!

The new covers for the rebranding of the original Fey series continue to surprise and please me. This cover is for The Fey: Changeling, the second book of the Fey. We’re rebranding the entire series in preparation for the release of the first book in the Qavnerian Protectorate Saga, The Kirilli Matter. That book will appear in February, but you’ll all be able to get […]

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Recommended Reading List: July, 2022

July was a good month for reading, only I can’t share much of what I read. I read wonderful manuscripts in my Romance Spies in-person class. The class was an advanced class, so all the writers were good. They were just trying a subgenre that some of them were unfamiliar with. I read incredible stories, and I hope those hit print soon enough. As a […]

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In-Person Writing Workshops

A number of you emailed me privately to ask for the schedule of the in-person workshops for 2023. I told you all that we would announce soon, and promised to let you know…and then forgot the save the emails. So, I’m posting here. We’re doing 6 craft workshops in 2023. I love these things. They challenge me as well. Here’s the schedule: Fantasy/Caper… January 9-12, […]

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Business Musings: Economic Uncertainty

Note: I wrote this at the end of July. By the end of the first week in August, the doomsayers got confused by the stellar jobs report here in the U.S. A lot of the analysis is a confused “this doesn’t fit into our models,” rather than a discussion of how to find new models. I’m mostly leaving the post as it was when I […]

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Past Crimes

Okay, this is not a confession. Or maybe it is, but not to a crime, current or past. I’m just so honored to be part of this Storybundle. The books and writers here are amazing. Award winners, bestsellers, and one grand master. (Lawrence Block.) The bundle includes two short story collections featuring stories that I love (books by David H. Hendrickson and by Leah Cutter), […]

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Free Fiction Monday: The Most Recent Madame Fortuna

Carol grew up with the carnival and its attractions. Like the fortune teller: Madame Fortuna. Now Carol runs carnivals and their employees, including Madame Fortuna. When the screaming begins, Carol doesn’t need a fortune teller to predict trouble. She can do that all on her own. Fixing the problem, however, might take a magic touch. “The Most Recent Madame Fortuna,” by New York Times bestselling author Kristine Kathryn […]

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Business Musings: Let’s Talk Real Business, Shall We?

Two weeks ago, I posted about agenting changes, and linked to a Hollywood Reporter piece about the new writer/agent relationship. Many of you had sent me that piece, because it is shocking in its happy talk about what is, essentially, a predatory scheme. I promised you all three posts inspired by this piece. The agenting piece is the expected one, along with last week’s post […]

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