Author Archives: Caitlin McKenna

I’m answering reader questions on Goodreads in September!

To celebrate Absence of Blade‘s upcoming one-year release anniversary, I’ll be answering reader questions on Goodreads all September! Visit my author profile on Goodreads and ask me anything about science fiction, publishing, the writing process, or something random if you’d … Continue reading

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Why Can’t Deadpool Die?

Warning: Spoilers for Deadpool 2, Logan “There are two constants in life: death and sequels.” – Me I saw Deadpool 2 last weekend. Despite a problematic, fridging-dependent premise, I enjoyed it a lot and thought it nailed the fourth wall-breaking, … Continue reading

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What Would Life be Like on a Planet with Binary Stars?

It’s an iconic shot: Luke Skywalker watches double sunsets as evening falls on Tattooine in Star Wars: A New Hope. Science fiction films like Star Wars, and novels like Brian Aldiss’ The Dark Light Years and Fire Time by Poul … Continue reading

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Replenishing Your Creative Coffers

Creative work, whether it’s fiction, art, music, etc., takes a special kind of energy. Like any work, creative work demands our attention and concentration. However, creative work is usually something we have to fit in around other time demands, such … Continue reading

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Announcing the winners of the Goodreads giveaway…

WOW! Thanks to an amazing groundswell in the last 24 hours, the Absence of Blade paperback giveaway closed on November 11th, 11:59 PM with 919 entries! That is not a typo. 😀 Congratulations to the winners, Timothy, Dan, and Jennifer! … Continue reading

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Why I’m NOT Doing NaNoWriMo 2017

In the months of September and October, I often see posts aimed at helping writers gear up for National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). For those of you who don’t know, NaNoWriMo participants undertake a personal challenge to write 50,000 words … Continue reading

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The paperback Goodreads giveaway is now live until November 11th!

In celebration of Indie Author Day, I’m running a giveaway of my debut space opera novel on Goodreads! Because I love Goodreads and the community it provides for writers and readers, and because who doesn’t like free books? Enter until … Continue reading

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Life Changes

Hi everyone,  Phew. This year has been intense, for reasons both good and not so good. However, it is with wholehearted excitement that I write today to share some personal news: after months of planning and saving up, my partner … Continue reading

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Interpreting Reviews – A Writer’s Guide

I got my first reader review on Goodreads about a week ago *cue the champagne*. Overall, it was positive, with a couple areas of critique that got me thinking about the eternal question for writers and other artists: how do … Continue reading

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What’s in a Name? Titling a Book

Confession: I dread coming up with titles. It’s hard in part because so much is riding on it: not only does every book or short story need a title, but the title is an essential part of the book’s first … Continue reading

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