Sean Williams

2015: Done and Dusted

posted on 31 Dec 2015 at 7:55 am
It’s been a complicated year. There have been downs as well as ups, but this post is all about the ups. So here we go. From here on it’s all good news! 2015 was the twentieth anniversary of the launch of my first novel, The Unknown Soldie

So I Won The Listserve And This Is What I Wrote

posted on 11 Mar 2015 at 10:00 am
What do you say to tens of thousands of people in 600 words? After considerable thought, here’s what I settled on. Some of the many responses I received are at the end of this post. (Don’t know what The Listserve is? This is what The List

On creative burnout

posted on 9 Oct 2011 at 9:21 am
The magnificent Deborah Biancotti, in response to this article, asked a bunch of writers how they avoid creative burnout, or what to do about it if you’ve got it, or something. Here’s my answer. Spoiler: it involves chocolate. (That’

Character Stakes in Post-Scarcity Novels (SF Signal)

posted on 15 Sep 2011 at 2:42 am
When people have everything, what keeps them interesting? Lots of answers here, including mine.

Sharing the Small Press Lurv

posted on 9 Sep 2011 at 12:19 am
Tehani Wessely asked for my thoughts on small press, and here they are.

Interview with Rowena Cory Daniells

posted on 29 Aug 2011 at 12:01 am
Rowena and I chatted the other day about my nearly nonexistent Welsh background, Star Wars, writing for younger audiences, my PhD, electronic publishing, science, curries . . . pretty much everything, really. And there’s a Doctor Who-related co


posted on 25 Aug 2011 at 10:58 pm
The awesome Kaaron Warren has been posting a series of interviews with authors concerning the spark behind their stories. Here’s mine, in which I reveal the inspiration behind The Crooked Letter and the First Church of the Cataclysm.

’tis still the season

posted on 10 Dec 2006 at 10:28 am
The legendary John Scalzi popped the questions this time, and I’m very grateful to him for doing so. Then Lou Anders linked to it under the headline “Love-Stricken & Agoraphobic”, which isn’t a bad summation of my life in

home & hot

posted on 25 Nov 2006 at 9:23 am
Well, I’m back at my desk. And whew: it’s boiling here in Adelaide. It is, however, quite pleasant with the curtains closed, and I do love to mushroom over the summer months… While I was away, Rob Bedford posted a couple of items to

absent in black

posted on 18 Nov 2006 at 8:42 am
I’m out of the office for a week or so, and to be honest, I’ll miss it. Sometimes people wonder how I cope with working from home most of the time. My response is simple: I bloody love it. No commuting, fully-stocked kitchen, couch for af