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"About" and "Bio"

I’ve added some notes to the “About” (about this website, what it is, what I’ll be talking about) and Bio (who the heck is this guy?) pages. Think links are right below the header, if you want to give them a read.

“About” and “Bio”

I’ve added some notes to the “About” (about this website, what it is, what I’ll be talking about) and Bio (who the heck is this guy?) pages. Think links are right below the header, if you want to give them a read.

Scrivener For Windows

It’s true – Scrivener is coming out in a Windows version! Beta in late October, release around January. This is amazing news. Why is this news? What the heck is Scrivener? Scrivener is a writing software package that, so far, has been for Mac only. It packs in a substantial array of tools useful for researching, organizing, outlining, writing, and revising both fiction and non-fiction work. How substantial? Enough that I know a few authors who’ve dumped their PCs to get this software. I’m really excited about this. I’ve tried a number of ‘writer’s tool sets’ for PC, and keep …

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Revision

Why is it so easy to zip out a dozen replies to various blog and discussion groups on writing, but so darned hard to sit down to revise a novel? I replied twice over on Dean’s blog today; reading and replying there is a good thing.  I feel like I’m learning quite a lot from him, and his responses are quite educational.  I replied a couple of times over on Joe Konrath’s blog too, and a few more to discussion groups on LinkedIn.  Several thousand words in all, I think.  And after all of that, I got precisely zero revision …

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The Future of the Novel?

I’ve been reading Joe Konrath’s blog, “A Newbie’s Guide to Publishing”, a bit recently, and he made an interesting observation. I’m not even sure he’s thought that observation through to its logical conclusion, yet, but his offhand comment read to me like a portent of the future. Some background: I used to do indie game development, mostly in the art field, but also in general production. I did some work in mini, indie-level MMORPGs. A few years ago, it was fairly easy for a small development company to ‘break in’ and make a game on a shoestring, put it out …

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Welcome – a beginning!

If you’ve found this blog, welcome. I’ll be working to keep this updated as often as I can, and I hope you enjoy what you read. I’m working to become a storyteller by trade, and this blog will track my progress, observations, and thoughts as I go along. Storytellers – writers – are entering into a new and unpredictable age. Over the past couple of years, e-publishing has moved from a tiny fringe toward the center. The old models are falling down, but what will fill that void? How will things shake out in the end? I don’t think anyone …

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