What a Worldcon!

Hi Fuse Fans! I’m still recovering from a truly wonderful weekend at MidAmeriCon II in sunny Kansas City, Missouri. It’s a part of the country I’ve never been to before, and the world-famous barbecue was as excellent as promised. Worldcon moves...

Queries: The Personal Touch

Hi there Fuse fans! I’ve been catching up on my query inbox lately, and I thought I’d talk about something I’ve been encountering a lot, which is ‘personalization’ in a query that actually detracts from the query itself. It’s...

Fuse Literary signs Cara Ellison

March 29th, 2016 – New York, New York – Fuse Literary, the literary agency that focuses on technology, innovation, and expansion of storytelling into new media, today announced that Agent Connor Goldsmith is now representing writer and video game expert Cara Ellison....

Multiple Points of View

Hey there Fuse fans! Today I thought it might be useful to talk about an element of novel-writing that I get a lot of questions about. That is points of view. Not first person vs. third person, though that’s probably a worthy blog post on its own, but rather how...

Raising The Stakes

Hi Fuse fans! It’s been a while since my last blog post, but as I do my yearly big push to catch up on all my submissions, I keep encountering a very common pitfall: the narrative without stakes. I offer this critique often at conferences, and it’s often...