Save 25% on paperbacks, hardcovers, T-shirts and sticker packs. Boom, we’re dishing deals! Fill the holes in your bookshelf, or stock up on holiday gifts for your team — at $7.50 per paperback (or $37.50 f0r all five), you can give kick-ass presents and make out like a moolah-bandit.Continue Reading →
Written for a Simpsons spec script contest
- I wrote a script for Adi Shankar’s “Crowdsourcing the Cure For The Simpsons” contest.
- My script did not make it to the final round of said contest.
- You can download my script here.
- This is a spec script, not officially associated with the Simpsons orFox Broadcasting.
If you’re a Simpsons fan (or you have spent basically any time on social media, ever), you might be familiar with controversy over the character Apu Nahasapeemapetilon from THE SIMPSONS.
Apu, the operator of the famed Kwik-E-Mart, is a …Continue Reading →
Or: "How to actually be happy with this frustrating job"
This post is about being happy, productive and successful in your creative life.
I put that topic sentence right up front because this is a long post, worth reading for all creatives (but especially you writer-types). This post is about my “scoring system,” which I devised to help me from tearing my own eyes out from […]Continue Reading →
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There is a new version of EARTHCORE. We’ve talked about it on the podcast, on Facebook, in our newsletters and on this site, but you can’t reach everyone all the time, so this post is for the Junkies who say …
“Hey, what’s the deal with the new EARTHCORE?” I covered this a little bit in a blog post back in 2015, but let me give you the short answers here:
REASON NUMERO UNO
The new EARTHCORE is straight fire. You will love it. If you buy it (only $9.99 in print), you will feel guilty that you didn’t give me more money.
HEY, LUCAS JR., YOU TRYING TO SELL ME THE SAME STUFF TWICE?
No. I am not. I hate …
I am in no way, shape or form an expert on firearms.
I write about guns extensively in my work. Not having a background in law enforcement or the military, and not coming from a “firearm family,” when I began writing my knowledge of guns was limited to what I’d seen on TV and in […]Continue Reading →
Damn, it feels good to be a Junkie. To benefit the United Way of Greater Houston, Empty Set Entertainment (that’s the company that puts out the GFL books, dontchyaknow) issued a $1,000 matching challenge – for every $1 donated by Junkies, we would match $1, with the goal of hitting $2,000.
We beat that goal […]Continue Reading →
The first hit is (still) always free ...
This is a big announcement, a major change in our business strategy (yes, this is a business). Since we know you (and love you, truly we do), we’re going to get some TL:DR, bottom-line info right up front and center, so you do not panic.
The free Sunday podcast will continue: we’re not removing it. […]Continue Reading →
And I left my laptop behind.
Yes, I hear some of you looking at the headline and saying: “If you’re on vacation, you shouldn’t be working at all.” Imma guess anyone saying that is not a writer. You do you, but take it from this fine feathered friend — a writer’s gotta write.
I recently had the amazing good fortune to go […]Continue Reading →
To which I usually respond, “How dare you. How goddamn dare you, you sonofabitch. How DARE you question my commitment to literature?
I am a goddamn Man of Letters™. I have degrees and shit. I’m educated AF. I have a library with many pleather-bound books.
I am literature […]Continue Reading →
Read also: "When rejection letters become blurb requests"
How does it feel when the people who reject you for that thing you desperately want to do wind up courting you when you’ve finally done that thing?
Well, that’s more than a little overly dramatic for this situation, but as they taught me when I was a journalist you have to hook the reader with the lead. […]Continue Reading →
Points to consider for writers describing people of color
Did you know that certain skin tone descriptions can piss some people right the fuck off?
We contracted a new editor to do the copyedit for my scifi/thriller EARTHCORE (out Nov. 29 in print, eBook and audiobook). This editor did a solid job. She’s quickly getting the hang of my particular style and the Siglerverse as well […]Continue Reading →
I.e., "Striking while the iron is hot."
“Hey, Sig, what’s up with the old white dead dude at the top of this page?”
Well, Pilgrim’, we’re making some changes in these here parts. We’re easing up on something that has served us well for a decade so we can better focus on what we do best.
You won’t see the effect of these changes […]Continue Reading →
You can buy my stories if you so choose. Many of you do, and for that I am grateful. Some of you choose instead to listen to the free podcasts. That’s cool, too. The free podcast is kept free via advertising — you know, like every other form of storytelling entertainment. You may have heard […]Continue Reading →
Back in 2005, a devilishly handsome young podcaster was looking for a way to get more fan involvement on his show. He found this crazy site called K7.net, which gave a free 206-area-code number that worked not only as a free fax-to-JPEG service, but also a free call-to-MP3 service. You called the number, left a message, […]Continue Reading →