Sean Williams

Q&A with Rebecca Copley

posted on 15 Mar 2012 at 10:08 pm
Here’s another interview covering all sorts of things–among them what I do, why I do it, how I do it, and whether I like e-books or not. (The answer to the last one, yes, absolutely!) The image, btw, is the new cover for the UK paperback

My Writing Habits, with Nicole Murphy

posted on 11 Mar 2012 at 9:42 pm
Awesome Nicole has posted an interview with me in which she says some very flattering things, and I reveal all my secrets. PS. here’s a picture of my study, back when it was tidy.

a small thought on writing big

posted on 26 Jan 2012 at 5:12 am
“Don’t write the words. Write the book.” (To paraphrase the ever-wise Fred Clark quoting Angela Lansbury.)

Proud to be a Lifer at the SAWC

posted on 11 Jan 2012 at 6:34 am
In all its history, the SA Writers’ Centre has bestowed just three honorary life-memberships. I’m immensely pleased to be one of them. At last year’s farewell of outgoing director Barbara Wiesner (also the annual St Lucy’s Xma

ambience for the old year

posted on 2 Jan 2012 at 10:45 pm
I’m in the process of downloading my first ambient album for 2012 (this one) and it occurred to me that I hadn’t posted my favourites from 2011. I listen to ambient electronic music constantly, so the search is always on for new sounds to

World Fantasy Convention – panel

posted on 21 Oct 2011 at 10:43 pm
WFC’s program is online, and I’m pleased to be scheduled on a panel at 10am Friday morning. The topic is “Bring Me That Horizon: The Exploration of Untrod Lands as a Fantasy Theme”, and I’ll be appearing with Grania Davi


posted on 11 Oct 2011 at 11:38 pm
Hope is an anthology intended to help raise awareness of suicide. You can buy it here. It’s a very worthwhile cause and a great collection too, containing stories by Paul Haines, Karen Lee Field, Pamela Freeman, Rowena Cory Daniells, Alan Baxte

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.

marking time

posted on 11 Sep 2011 at 7:18 am
deadline X deadline That spot. That’s me. Between deadlines. That’s all.