Kristine Kathryn Rusch

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Business Musings: A Worrying One Percent

Every year, we buy the Pearls Before Swine daily calendar. When we started into 2022’s daily calendar, I hesitated. Stephen Pastis had written all of the comics in 2020, and he was commenting on th…

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Free Fiction Monday: Overworked

When Detective Mick Hanrahan finds himself subpoenaed back to Seavy County, Oregon, for a homicide case involving his former job, he dreads every minute of it. But Mick quickly discovers the case, …

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Business Musings: Events Versus Urgency

A few weeks ago, I posted a blog titled “Searching For A Sense of Urgency.” As usual, I uploaded that post to my Patreon page early, and received quite a few comments on it. Two were posted to Pat…

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Free Fiction Monday: Incident at Lonely Rocks

Oscar cleans portable toilets for a living. He loves the job—it takes him to beautiful isolated places, like the Lonely Rocks Wayside on the Oregon Coast. Nothing really grosses him out either—unti…

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Business Musings: How We Use Kickstarter

In last week’s post, I talked about the sense of urgency in publishing. I suggest you read the post, because it’s important for all of us. We need to understand how, in the world of entertain…

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Business Musings: The Business Mindset

Artists: I want you to pay attention here because this post is for you. The rest of you, those who love business, please read because you might find some inspiration here. But I’m talking to the fo…

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Workshop Sale and Humble Bundle Reminder

We announced last month that we were going to do regular sales of the online writing workshops, so that you folks had time to organize your finances if you wanted to order tons of workshops. Or som…

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Free Fiction Monday: Murder, She Workshopped

You know that famous mystery writer? The one whom death stalks wherever she goes? Turns out bad luck doesn’t cause death to follow her. She provokes it all—for a reason. And this time, someon…

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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 han…

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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 standal…