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Creating Resonance

I write fantasy fiction. That means that when I write, I have to make a lot of shit up. And the shit I make up has to be as real to the reader as the world they live in. This is not easy. Luckily, the reader is (usually) on my side. They want to believe. […]

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When is Writing Not Writing?

I saw a quote today that made me angry. This is not uncommon, of course. What was unusual was that it wasn’t political. It was a quote about writing. “Planning to write is not writing,” it began. “Outlining, researching, talking to people about what you’re doing, none of that is writing. Writing is writing.” While […]

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Boskone 2021 Schedule

I’m sad not to be able to go to Boskone in person, but very excited for the panels I’m on. The one good thing about virtual panels is you’re not limited by geographical constraints and can get some big hitters together on panels who normally wouldn’t meet as they’re sometimes in completely different continents.   […]

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The Stupidest Insurrection

I don’t know about you, but I’ve been a little distracted this last week. Haven’t gotten a ton of writing done. So, instead of talking about writing, let’s go ahead and talk about the riot at the capitol. I’m not even going to try to organize my thoughts because of the sheer chaos of the […]

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2020: The Year That Won’t Die

Doesn’t it feel like this year is lasting forever? I just want this election over so I know if there’s reason for hope, or we’re just going to keep sliding into fascist dystopia. But how about the writing, Adam? Shockingly, despite the existential dread I know all of us are suffering from, I’m actually writing […]

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On Writing DUSTER

I thought I’d write a little about my process when I wrote Duster, my new novel that comes out in two weeks. I’m a huge process nerd, so this will be fun for me. You, I’m not so sure about. Duster came about during a period when I had set aside certain portions of the […]

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What am I working on?

What’s going on with me? Well, I’m glad you asked!   Aside from DUSTER (epic dark fantasy out in a week), I’ve got a few things available right now.    NUNS WITH GUNS — My story, “Scent of a Demon”, leads the Blaze Ward anthology where the only rule was that at some point in […]

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Duster available soon

On saturday, my fantasy novel, DUSTER, will be available for pre-order on Amazon. Two weeks after that will be the official release date. I’m calling it a dark fantasy about dead gods, older heroes, and a world at war. Here’s my current blurb: “From award-winning author Adam Stemple comes a gripping story set in a […]

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Professional Year in Review

So I’m a little late on this, but here goes… WRITING: It was a good year for writing as I left my 40+ hour a week job and concentrated on creative pursuits fully for the first time in five years. I went from having 3-5 things out on submission at any one time to 15-30. […]

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