I was contemplating serializing a novellette on the website – basically publishing it in 1500 word segments, then when it was complete, taking all those posts down and publishing it. This would, in theory, have given my readers here a freebie. But there wasn’t much interest, and after chatting with a friend and fellow reader,… Read More Morning, But No Serial
A blast from the past… three years ago I wrote this, but it is still pertinent today. I’m reposting as it’s in a several month period of blog posts which got lost when I moved hosts a couple of years ago, and I need to dig through those and republish the good stuff, while I’m… Read More Writers Have Vanity Issues [Repost]
I’m making Twisted Mindflow, a collection of 17 short stories, flash, and oddballs, available for free download. Whether you’re a fan and interested in the evolution of my writing mind, or you’re new to my work and want to get a sense of just how odd my stories are, this is my gift to you.… Read More Free Ebook!
I had a neat experience yesterday. I’d gotten an email from my school inviting students and staff to come see one of the instructors of English talk about writing and publishing. I was immediately curious, but wary. I did a little bit of research, which rocked me back on my heels and made me wonder.… Read More An Author’s Trial by Fire
This isn’t another blog about food, even if it looks it at first glance. Rather, it’s a blog about my love-hate relationship with bookstores these days. Also, my love-hate relationship with money. I love having money to spend on things I want, I hate not having enough to spend it without thinking first. No big… Read More Sticker Shock
For this blog series I have done lasagna, Alfredo sauce (twice) but not, previously, spaghetti. Today is that day. Kal Spriggs writes fun space opera, I reviewed his first one here, and recently has begun to produce epic fantasy as well. I was delighted to meet him in person this last LibertyCon, even if it… Read More Eat This While You Read That: Kal Spriggs
Open Tabs on my Browser: Writer, Market, Reader I’m up at Mad Genius Club today, talking about what makes a real writer (versus what, a fake writer?) and exploring new markets. There’s a fine balance between writing what you want to write, and writing what a reader will want to read. Then, you have to… Read More Put it on my Tab
I was privileged to read Dan’s debut novel, Ninth Euclid’s Prince, in the beta stage, and it’s a fun romp into Space Opera – almost literally, with a setting that is as dramatic as any Italian stage. One of the things you will find in the book (along with Byzantine intrigue, high fashion, and a… Read More Eat This While You Read That: Dan Hoyt
A curated list of authors selected works and put them on sale, just for readers like you. If you’ve been waiting for the next fun read, or for a reason to Read Indie, this is that time. All the books are priced between $2.99 and $0.99, affordable ways to explore new worlds. You will find… Read More 2nd Annual Indie Author Labor Day Sale
First of all, thank you to everyone who commented or shared as I worked on this contest. It was a bit spur-of-the-moment, the next one I will plan out more. However! there were more than one hundred entries, which was pretty amazing. I’m tickled pink at the responses. So here’s what I did. I kept… Read More We Have Winners!
Mirror-posted from the Otherwhere Gazette: It’s difficult to pick out just one John Ringo book to recommend with this recipe. I’ve been reading his books for as long as I’ve been a Baen Barfly, and that’s coming up on fifteen years now. Given the nature of the dish itself, I have to say that reading… Read More ETWYRT: John Ringo
James Young is guest posting at the Mad Genius Club today, writing about what is entailed in being an author-vendor at a con-of-size. The first thing a person should do in order to prepare for any event is do some research. For instance, if you look through previous news clippings, you’ll find that KC Planet… Read More An Author at a Con