I'm experimenting. I never planned to do this, but last night I followed a link on an article which took me to Inkshares, and after exploring the website for a little while I decided to take the plunge. Their setup is really awesome. You submit a proposal for a story and the first chapter or … Continue reading The Mercy Giver is on Inkshares
I've been making funny noises for a couple of months now, hinting at some secret project I'm working on. I revealed bits at a time, nothing more than grunts, really. For instance, you know I'm working on a story for an anthology. You also know it will fall under science fiction. I have not revealed … Continue reading Kōsa Press: How Collaboration Spawned A New Creative Publishing Vision
As you probably know, I follow Dean Wesley Smith's blog regularly. A few months ago I blogged about how he completed a 70,000 word novel in only ten days. Dean is a veteran writing machine and regularly provides useful advice for us newbie writers. I don't necessarily adhere to all his instructions, but I do … Continue reading The New World of Publishing: Having Fun
I like to believe there is a huge chasm between vanity publishing and self-publishing. Vanity publishing has been with us for a long time. Many of us dream of being published and we approach this dream from different directions, vanity publishing being one of those directions, albeit an expensive and potentially damaging one. And there … Continue reading The Author Exploitation Business | David Gaughran
Howey is at it again. He wrote an excellent piece on the future of writers: "I celebrate writing for any of these reasons — I wish more people wrote more often. But what fascinates me as a self-published author are not those who publish a single novel but rather those who approach this as a … Continue reading Hugh Howey: Self-publishing is the future — and great for writers
I've been following Hugh for a while now ever since I read the first Wool installment. To say he writes great prose would be an understatement. Hugh is one of those rare writers that can tell an incredibly evocative story in a way that pulls you right into the middle of it, arms flailing--you see, … Continue reading My Advice to Aspiring Authors | Hugh Howey
It is done. The color issues have been sorted and The Seals of Abgal is now available in paperback. It looks stunning. It really does, and it's not me being an arrogant twit. Fena Lee did a phenomenal job. I'm going to stick with this style for the series. It makes sense to do so, … Continue reading The Seals of Abgal is Available in Paperback!