Why Traditionally Publish? A Response To A Comment

So, the other day I said something about how in publishing no real debate exists and hey isn’t it super-nifty that we have lots of options and all options are equal and valid in the eyes of WRITING JESUS and I dunno, I probably said something else but I tend to fade out. One such comment on that post was the following, by addadinsane: You think that’s just vanity publishing? There’s no difference between how much work you have to do in marketing whether you’re trad published or self-published. The... Read The Rest →

Reminder: In Publishing, There Is No Debate

So, I guess someone hosted a debate about blah blah blah, Is Amazon Your Friend or Is Amazon Your Enemy or something-something mumble-mumble Which Flavor Of Publishing Is Most Bestest. (I think Laura Hazard Owen said it best with: “Four brave white men decide future of publishing.” A headline that had me literally laugh out loud.) I didn’t watch the debate because I have more important things to do. Like write books. Or horse around on Twitter. Or eat my own hands to bloody stumps. I cannot and will not comment... Read The Rest →

Flash Fiction Challenge: “It’s X Meets Y!”

Last week’s challenge: Who The Fuck Is My D&D Character? As I have noted in the past, I love that some writers describe their stories — usually in an elevator pitch or to sell the story to an agent, editor or reader — as “THIS STORY meets THAT STORY.” Right? “Oh,” the writer says, “It’s like CATCHER IN THE RYE meets SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS.” And you’re like, whoa, what the fuck does that even mean. Today, we are going to find out. Below, you’ll find two columns, each of 20 different fairly... Read The Rest →

Douglas Wynne: Five Things I Learned Writing Red Equinox

  Urban explorer and photographer Becca Philips was raised in the shadow of Miskatonic University, steeped in the mysteries of her late grandmother’s work in occult studies. But what she thought was only myth becomes all too real when cultists unleash terror on the city of Boston. Now she’s caught between a shadowy government agency called SPECTRA and the followers of an apocalyptic faith bent on awakening an ancient evil. As urban warfare breaks out between eldritch monsters and an emerging police state, Becca must uncover the secrets of a... Read The Rest →

Search Term Bingo Is Not The Droids You’re Looking For

It’s been a while since I did a proper Search Term Bingo, huh? WELL THAT CHANGES NOW. Here, again, another installment, where I gaze at those strangest of search terms — the ones that brought hapless web wanderers to this very blog. tent-wendig.com Oh ho ho. Someone found this old small business project of mine. Funny how the Internet never really forgets anything, huh? Gosh. The idea was this: you’d to go a website and order a tent, and then the tent would come pre-constructed, right? And I’d be in... Read The Rest →

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