Before you reach out to me, please read Why I am a Bad Correspondent by the inimitable Neal Stephenson. As you read, strike out “novelist” and insert “author.” In today’s multitasking age, I’m a single-threaded, single-processor person, running under a Big Giant Lock. And I’m poorly optimized. Having myself rebuilt by a modern compiler would probably do me a world of good, but that doesn’t seem to be an option.
I have enagaged in discussions with readers, many times. They usually follow a clear pattern. I’ve condensed this discussion into a FAQ, to save us both time and energy. If you have a question that isn’t on the FAQ, but you think is of general interest, leave a comment on that page.
Apparently I answer general questions most readily via Twitter. The length restrictions are actually helpful, as I cannot instinctively spend hours honing my response.
You can email me at mwl at mwl dot io. But I’m terrible at answering email.
Please do not be offended by my failure to answer mail. Not answering your email is not a sign that I think you suck. It’s a sign that I’m busy writing my next book.
Or, you can try the contact form here.