Monthly Archives: July 2012

A Taxonomy of Magic

ShareTweet First off, Lesson of the Fire is now available at Smashwords in just about every format you can imagine. With luck it will make a smooth journey through the only-occasionally-curse-worthy Premium Catalog review process and start showing up at … Continue reading

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New story, same story

ShareTweet Posted! As well, I’m finishing formatting Lesson of the Fire so in a few days you can purchase it for other electronic reading devices aside from a Kindle.  You can still get it on Kindle.  We like Kindle.  You … Continue reading

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Indie Author Ethics – What Not to Do

ShareTweet First, just a reminder that you can still get a free copy of Lesson of the Fire at Amazon until the end of Tuesday (7/24). We’re DRM-free, so if you have Calibre, you can convert the Kindle format to … Continue reading

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Special deal

ShareTweet Good news! Beginning tomorrow (July 20) and through Tuesday (July 24), you’ll be able to get a copy of Lesson of the Fire for free from Amazon.  I know, that’s pretty cool.  If you or your friends have been … Continue reading

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Counting Down

ShareTweet We’re now less than two weeks away from the end of our KDP Select period on Lesson of the Fire. This means that if you’re an Amazon Prime subscriber and want to borrow a copy for free, you’ll need … Continue reading

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The Crap Sack World Trope in Fantasy

ShareTweet Many months ago I wrote an entry about a couple fantasy tropes that I find annoying. A couple recent conversations I’ve had reminded me of another that has been looming larger in my mind with every passing year. As … Continue reading

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CONvergence 2012 Wrap-Up

ShareTweet This weekend’s sci-fi convention was a lot of fun, but I feel a bit as though I’ve been run over by a many-wheeled vehicle. This is actually pretty much standard for a con weekend, although I’m ordinarily able to … Continue reading

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Thoughts during a blackout

ShareTweet A new story is posted. Nearly 4 million people from Indiana to Maryland lost power last weekend, including my parents in eastern Virginia while we were there. The power was restored there on Sunday, but early Saturday afternoon, we … Continue reading

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Author PTO

ShareTweet I’m closing in on 50,000 words in my 60k in 60 days goal. I somehow don’t think I’ll have any trouble getting another 3,000 words written between now and July 28th, but that doesn’t give me leave to coast … Continue reading

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