Tales From the Magician’s Skull Issue 2

Just this weekend I double-checked all the final changes for the stories intended for issue 2, and now it’s getting close to release ready. The art’s in place, the stories are in place, the ads are all there… it’s just a grand looking product. Some of the authors I’d hope to include didn’t have time to finish a story or didn’t have time to draft a heroic fiction tale, but I hope that they’ll all be in the magazine eventually, and I’m mightily pleased with the writers we do have.

I’ve been contemplating some changes to the web site, at least in the way I present it. I intend to start discussing editing and writing more frequently, along with publishing tips, and I hope to start inviting some guests by with a lot more frequency. I may also get around to changing the banner up at the top, as it’s based on The Bones of the Old Ones. I happen to be very proud of that particular book, and while I’d still like more people to read it, I think it’s time to start promoting the next one.

Likewise I’ll check up on my links, updating to get rid of ones that don’t work, and adding links to some other web sites I visit with regularity. It’s time for a spring cleaning, so to speak. I’ve been spending a lot of time on the yard, and on the inside of the house, so I might as well take that clean-up process to the web site.

Are there any topics that you wish me to discuss more regularly?





8 Comments on “Tales From the Magician’s Skull Issue 2

  1. I’d love read about what it’s like to edit a magazine, not just about submissions and what you look for in a story (although that is of much interest), but what all is involved in putting a publication together. In other words, I’m interested in the nuts and bolts of what goes on behind the scenes.

  2. I would be interested in your ideas on usage of language – how you change it per the setting and world you are writing it, how you find not only the narrator’s voice, but the voice of your characters. And how you keep the Skull “happy” (maybe content or simply at bay are better terms)?

    • Troy, that’s another good idea. Sure, I can cover that.

  3. This is off topic. But I’m about to move and i’m not sure how to change my address so Issue 2 gets shipped to the correct place.

    How would i go about doing this?

    • Log on to the Kickstarter and contact the Kickstarter administrator (which is actually the Goodman Games guy facilitating publishing the magazine) and notify him.

      If that doesn’t get you a reply in a week, let me know. I can try to cut through the red tape for you.

    • Andrew, thanks for letting me know. I’m very pleased you liked the story.

      He won’t be in issue 2. I’ve roughed out another one, and have plans for many more, with an eye towards a series of collections.

      As for more for the magazine, I had hoped to fit a really strong one into issue 3, but I’m so busy working on the next novel it’s been hard to steal the time to draft it.

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