I just remembered that I never posted about this here. I had a poem published. It’s called “Birds in Flight,” and it’s about interstellar travel, the speed of light, and how sometimes you need to go a long way to find what’s inside you. It’s in the August 8, 2022 edition of Strange Horizons if […]
Author: Richard Ford Burley
Writing Notes #2: The Limits of Empathy
This is part two of an ongoing series of posts on the craft of writing: thoughts that have occurred to me while watching TV, reading, or just sitting quietly in the hungry hours of the morning, wishing for sleep. *** [Like the last one of these, this post contains spoilers for Invasion (I’m up to […]
Writing Notes #1: Multi-Party Narratives
This is the beginning of what will hopefully be a series of posts on the craft of writing: thoughts that have occurred to me while watching TV, reading, or just sitting quietly in the hungry hours of the morning, wishing for sleep. [Note: this contains spoilers for the first two episodes of Invasion, on AppleTV.] […]
Some 2021 Renovations…
It’s finally 2021, so I’m taking a little time to spruce the page up a bit. Sorry if it’s a little messy or things have gone missing—come back in a few days and see what’s new!
I’m Doing a Thing
Hey all! Sorry about the radio silence, the year from hell has been hard on my generalized anxiety and, as a result, my productivity. This has meant that, in short, things that require focus and don’t pay don’t seem to get done. That said: I’m writing a thing that’s going to be in this collection! […]
Life in Lockdown
Being a writer is, a lot of ways, about figuring out how to make space in your head for your ideas to grow. And right now? Not a lot of space up there, what with all the anxiety about health and money and the creeping rise of fascism at home and around the world. So […]
The Ways Things Can Go Wrong
Two days ago, on Displacement‘s launch day, Amazon removed the listing and told people who’d preordered it from them that their shipping estimates had changed and that they’d get it in 4-6 weeks(!). Anyone trying to order it from Indiebound or from their local bookstores found that there wasn’t really any firm commitment to when […]
At the Mercy of Amazon (And Hating It)
I was really excited to share Displacement with all of you yesterday, and then …nobody got it. To the best of my knowledge not one person who pre-ordered it on Amazon (or elsewhere) actually received their order. Canadians who pre-ordered got a shipping “update” telling them it’ll be 4-6 weeks. The link from amazon.com disappeared, […]
DISPLACEMENT is out TODAY!
It’s February 11, and Displacement has officially launched! Here’s the rundown! Order Links! USBarnes and NobleProspective Press [Amazon UPDATE: DO NOT BUY IF THE PRICE IS ABOVE US$25.95!] CanadaAmazon [UPDATE: Shipping times are VERY LONG. Try ordering from a local bookstore first!] Independent Bookstores! But ALSO most independent bookstores should be able to order you […]
24 HOURS TO GO!
Displacement comes out TOMORROW!!! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA *** USBarnes and NobleProspective Press CanadaAmazon