Monthly Archives: November 2010
Via Mary Robinette Kowal, this is pretty much my every single day:
Okay, so my first experiment in digital publishing is up at Smashwords.
T’is Black-Winged Angels, the short story collection of reloaded fairytales I wrote for my MA. We’ll see how this goes – i.e. how well I’ve managed to follow the technical’ish requirements (thanks to Alan Baxter for tips!) – and then Sourdough & Other Stories will be next.
My Significant Other did the
Mr DeNardo over at SF Signal is asking questions again. This time it’s about what to give the geek/nerd in your life for Christmas/insert holiday of choice here. People answering include, but are not restricted to, Mike Resnick, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Martha Wells, Jeff VanderMeer and moi.
Go here for geeky giftly goodness.
For the record: I still want an otter.
Writer, raconteur, martial arts practitioner, cook extraordinaire, editor, librettist and frequent notorious teller of porkies, Dirk Flinthart (not his real name) is responsible for tomes such as Brotherly Love and Angel Rising. He has ably edited the Canterbury 2100 anthology and ASIM. His
Via Bibliophile Stalker (again, thank you, Charles!) this from Jeff VanderMeer, which makes some great points about not wearing out your creativity.
Sometimes we forget to breathe when it comes to our creativity. By which I mean we are so busy creating and interacting with the world that we forget to pause, to be silent, to be alone. The imagination, the
And so, the experiment begins.
I’m going to be publishing (with the blessing of Tartarus Press) a digital version of Sourdough and Other Stories via Smashwords. I’m the digital guinea pig, which is a lot less creepy than being the canary in a cage beging sent down the mineshaft, but feels equally experimental.
I’m also going to do a digital version of
I’ve only just found Nicola Morgan through the graces of the Bibliophile Stalker, and already I heart her sensible advice.
Agent Pitching Etiquette contains such gems as: “be sensitive to the glazing over of the eyes of an agent”, “we also need to display good behaviour and common sense”, and “it will gain you nothing if you bore the pants off