Hello there. I'm Bucket Siler.

I’m a writer, editor, and creator of literary goodness. My stories have been published in a dazzling array of itty-bitty literary magazines you’ve probably never heard of. I make zines and organize Santa Fe Zine Fest. I’m also a developmental editor, which means I can’t be relied upon to consistently employ proper grammar or spelling, but I’m a goddamned wizard at patching plot holes and uncovering character motivation.

I run the popular (yes—I said it) Tumblr @theliteraryarchitect, and have authored what is perhaps the most ridiculously comprehensive how-to guide ever written The Complete Guide to Self-Editing for Fiction Writers—also quite popular, also probably riddled with typos.

I send a monthly email containing a fresh, juicy bit of writing wisdom to my email subscribers, for whom I maintain a Free Resource Library for Fiction Writers that’s chock-full of nifty checklists, cheatsheets, and templates for the writing-inclined.

I live in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where I spend my free time writing (no big surprise there), gardening, making zines, drinking tea, going for walks, and nibbling on dark chocolate. I have a fluffy, long-haired Siamese cat named Professor Creampuff, who has one eye that gently boggles around inside his head (apparently it’s a genetic thing), and my favorite TV show—still, after all these years—is Buffy the Vampire Slayer, hands down, no contest.

This is my website, where I blog about writing and peddle my various wares. Thanks for stopping by.

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