Q&A With Writer Julia Mary Gibson on W³ Sidecar

Excerpt: “What do you find most challenging about writing? Writing presents a panoply of challenges for me.  Material doesn’t flow from my fingers.  I have to expend a lot of effort.  I ask myself too many questions.  I don’t really like things to be easy, so I do a lot of pacing and deliberating and doubting.  I’m a private person and don’t like revealing myself to strangers.  If only I were an exhibitionist, things might be easier. Revision is tough.  Often I can see it but can’t see how to execute it.  I dismantle and have trouble piecing the thing back together without visible scars.  I’ve gotten better, though.  I learned a hell of a lot from Susan Chang, my editor at Tor, when we were working on my novel Copper Magic together. Lucky for me, I’m friendly with quite a few writers who are not only geniuses but also generous, so when I’m really in a jam, I have somewhere to turn.” For the full interview, click here:...

Julia Mary Gibson Guest Posts on Three Guys One Book – “When We Fell in Love”

Excerpt: “At five years old I had zero siblings, no television, and two parents who spent most of their time writing and reading and talking about books with each other and their friends, so I taught myself to read for something to do. I still have one of my instruction manuals in this pursuit, the musty and crumbling 1924 edition of Grimm’s Fairy Tales, whose pages I marked up by penciling wobbly ovals around unfamiliar words and writing down my best-guess definitions in the earnest and deliberate hand of a fledgling scribe.” For the full post, click here: threeguysonebook.com...