Quick Aside On Editing

I'm the midst of editing Emergence, and according to critical feedback, I'm told the phrase "crotch crickets" is too vulgar for this scene and an out-of-character thought for the protagonist. I'll revise it accordingly, but this, I presume, is an example of what's known as "kill your darlings" in writer's land. As you were...

Michael Hicks

Michael Patrick Hicks is the author of the science fiction novels Convergence, an Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award 2013 Quarter-Finalist, and Emergence. His work has appeared in several anthologies, and he has written for the websites Graphic Novel Reporter and Audiobook Reviewer. In between compulsively buying books and adding titles that he does not have time for to his Netflix queue, he is hard at work on his next story.


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