On Chuck Wendig only wanting to write standalones from now on, a sentiment I agree with.
Why I now realize self-publishing should not be a morality play of us vs. them.
The difficult art of writing marketing copy for books.
"What makes dog biscuit packaging an unworthy object of a designer's attention as opposed to a museum catalog?"
"When you’ve got a million movies to pick from, picking a safe, familiar option seems more sensible than gambling on an original." Discuss.
The problems with multi-installment works are worse than we think.
On indies avoiding the mistakes of mainstream publishing, 2022 edition.
On Brandon Sanderson's big kick(start).
In a field that's trend-driven, all the most interesting and truly groundbreaking work can only come from the fringes.
Why is it that the indie scene in music is so much more forgiving of self-production, where the indie scene in literature is less so?
It's easily to write badly. It's even easier to write badly when everyone else gets away with it.
'Fall Of The Hammer' inches yet closer to release. Just a few lingering changes, and a lesson learned from same.
On the ways self-publishing gets dinged as illegitimate, and how to rebut them.
Are international literary prizes just for "foreign writers who make sense to us"?
In re: "I can’t help feeling a bit depressed that so many of the cool new writers are dead."
On how social-reading network Wattpad is becoming a hub for discovering the next big thing.
New tools for publishing on Kindle are a major step forward.
On preparing 'Welcome To The Fold' for (self)-publication.
How to survive the modern digital cultural flood: have no sense of history.
"In this cocoon, the working class is something to make money from..."
Having a larger audience helps, but not at the cost of creative latitude.
Where'd "Welcome to the Fold" go? It's right here, waiting.
On how some creative folks don't know how to follow their hearts.
ATTENTION READERS/FANS OF MY WRITING AND MOST EVERYONE ELSE TO BOOT: I need your help! I have just submitted my far-future SF fantasia Flight of the Vajra to The Nerdist's new Space Opera competition over at Inkshares: https://www.inkshares.com/books/flight-of-the-vajra Here are...
Now you can get signed editions of my e-books -- sorta-kinda!