Piracy on the Pixel Sea: Ebook Piracy

Piracy on the Pixel Sea: Ebook Piracy

When I decided to make my short story free to read on my website, I had a whole rosary of things I worried over nightly. I’m new enough to publishing that I should worry about getting anyone to read my work. But mostly I worry about piracy. For example, Maggie Stiefvater’s experience. Stiefvater, author of …

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The Fourth Draft: Editing a Short Story with a Friend

The Fourth Draft: Editing a Short Story with a Friend

I’m finished with the foundations, frame, and other major changes to the story, and need to take the next, worst step: being picky about the details. I’m not a naturally persnickety person. Editing at the sentence level is usually as far as I go. Words and turns of phrases feel better when I don’t think …

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Without Magic is now free to read on this website!

Without Magic is now free to read on this website!

Without Magic did pretty well self-published. Now that it has run its course, I’m adding it to this website for free so anyone could read it, right here. It is still for sale on Amazon here, and I could always use reviews or pocket change if you would prefer to buy the ebook for convenience. Thanks …

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Information and Annihilation

Information and Annihilation

If the hunt for knowledge courts destruction, the attainment of knowledge damns the seekers. Annihilation’s unreal geography and story is shaped by information. The search for it, the lack of it, and the fraught circumstances by which it is attained catalyzes revelations of self and humanity which gives the book mortal urgency. Annihilation was written …

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Audiobook!

Audiobook!

Back in June, I posted an article about recording an audiobook for Without Magic. Last weekend, it happened! I’m looking forward to sharing the finished audiobook with everyone. Why did I record an audiobook for a short story? I’ve been researching writers who make a living through self-publishing alone, and all of them share certain …

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What I Want Out of Writing: Weighing Traditional and Self Publishing

What I Want Out of Writing: Weighing Traditional and Self Publishing

While researching ways to make a living as a professional writer, I’ve found heaps of articles about how difficult it is to do. However, I have also found some articles suggesting that it is becoming easier to make a living self-publishing rather than going the traditional route. I started to consider the pros and cons …

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