I discovered Tobias Buckell a few years ago when I did a search on how much fantasy and science fiction writers make. (Author Advance Survey 2.0.) At the time, he was excitedly awaiting the publication of his first novel “Crystal Rain.” I immediately dove into the archives of his blog to read from the beginning about his journey to becoming a first-time published novelist.
Since then, I have had the pleasure of watching Tobias’s career grow and blossom as he has gained momentum and notoriety as a writer. He has been generous in sharing his experiences, both professional and personal, and he is a major inspiration for the direction my own blog has taken.
Recently, he has collected all of his writerly goodness in one place. He describes it as follows:
“It’s All Just a Draft is a draft of a book on writing, collected from blog posts and other miscellany around TobiasBuckell.com. It’s as much a brief biography as anything else, and hopefully less lecture-y. It’s a response to requests to link to all my writing related posts, or frequent questions I get about writing.”
Check it out. He’s got a lot of great stuff in there, and he’s a wonderful writer to boot.