Monthly Archives: April 2012

The Simple Joys of the Indie Author

ShareTweet First, a brief announcement: Lesson of the Fire is now available on Amazon and the CreateSpace Store in paperback for $15.99. I have a box of them on the way to hand sell and autograph, for those of you … Continue reading

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Lesson of the Fire Live for Kindle!

ShareTweet Lesson of the Fire is now live in Amazon’s Kindle store. You can buy it for $2.99 or, if you’re an Amazon Prime member, borrow it for free. The paperback version should be available in a couple days, so … Continue reading

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Cartography for Marrishland

ShareTweet Sometime in the past, Lesson of the Fire developed three basic archetypes of people.  There were the magocrats, who are the wizards and ruling people; the mundanes, who are the normal, everyday, run-of-the-stream folk who support the ruling people; … Continue reading

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Follow-up Post

ShareTweet So, Tuesday I blogged about several things, one of which is my firm conviction that eventually the publishing world will reach the same conclusion about DRM that the notoriously stubborn, litigation-happy, and draconian RIAA did: it doesn’t help. First, … Continue reading

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Worms in the Apple

ShareTweet Last week I talked a bit about my contention that shock was not the most reasonable response to the Department of Justice’s investigation into alleged price fixing by Apple and five of the Big Six – the 5/6ths. Recognizing … Continue reading

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#SampleSunday 4/22/12

ShareTweet From Chapter 15 of Lesson of the Fire Darkness clouded Katla’s vision as the fire seared her. She recalled the day her mother had been taken as she blacked out. I know you remember her, Sven. I know you … Continue reading

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I’m a PC

ShareTweet I wonder if that’s copyrighted. I say that because since I’ve been an avid computer and computer parts purchaser,  I’ve been a PC. For someone of my skill, it was always easier to make function. This gives me an … Continue reading

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Of Publishers and Speed Traps

ShareTweet As anyone who has been following publishing news at all has no doubt already heard, the Department of Justice filed a suit against Apple and five of the Big Six publishers (let’s call ‘em the 5/6ths), alleging that the … Continue reading

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#SampleSunday 4/15/12

ShareTweet Chapter Three of Lesson of the Fire “Auburn is for Wisdom. Few Mar can use Wisdom well, but its power is that of illusion and deception. Though it may not seem as practical as Energy, Power or Vitality, do … Continue reading

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Of games or distractions

ShareTweet I’ve been playing way too much Civilization V recently.  It’s not quite as mind-numbing as SimCity, but it’s fairly close, and I’m taking a little bit longer each day to get some real work done.  However, recently as Bismarck, … Continue reading

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