OKAY SO I love giving shit away. Let's give some shit away Between now and February 10, you can enter to win one of three copies of the Labyrinthian trade paperback over here. WHICH IS AWESOME BUT I'M NOT DONE Between now and February 10 you can ALSO enter to win one of three copies... Continue Reading →
LABYRINTHIAN: here is a FAQ
I HAVE A BOOK COMING OUT ON THE 20TH I haven't been talking about it as much as I would prefer for reasons of workload, but I figure it might be good to post some info on it given that it's like ten days away. It's a book I'm really proud of. There are some... Continue Reading →
LABYRINTHIAN: why I stopped giving fucks and started writing porn again
My first paid sale ever was in 2009, a piece of flash erotica to Circlet Press for $5. It was a revelation: I could write stuff and people would pay me. More, I could write smut - something I enjoyed (and enjoy) doing and had been doing for years as part of the fanfic I... Continue Reading →
LABYRINTHIAN: first look!
I wasn't going to launch into promo for this book until September, but whatever, it's almost September, and I want to. So here's the first chapter of Labyrinthian, which - recap - is coming out in January from Samhain Publishing. It's a (very, very loose) retelling of the myth of Theseus and the Minotaur IN... Continue Reading →
LABYRINTHIAN cover art. At last.
Why yes, that does look more than a little bit like Sufjan Stevens. Let's all take a second to enjoy that. Here, this might help. Sisyphus "Take Me" (NSFW) from Ryan Dickie on Vimeo. Expect a lot more yelling and flailing soon.
LABYRINTHIAN score, part the first
As I'm going through the edits for Labyrinthian and reacquainting myself with the sense of it as a story, it strikes me again that it feels very cinematic as I write it. And I know I'm not the only one who does the fitting-of-movie-scores to my stuff. So here, as part of my process, is... Continue Reading →
On writing (cisgender male) gay romance and Strong Female Characters
I just got the novel edits for Labyrinthian (my tropey gay retelling of the myth of Theseus and the Minotaur IN SPAAAAACE), which is a tad overwhelming - there is much work to be done, though most of it is cosmetic - but also exciting, because I love this book and I'm looking forward to... Continue Reading →