Category Archives: Indie Publishing

Link, Synopsis, Translation IV

Link: “First Ever Self-Destruct Novel Launched by James Patterson” Synopsis:  The “world’s best-selling author” (who doesn’t actually write his own books) has a cunning plan to save traditional publishing. First, one lucky fan gets the privilege of paying $294,038 to … Continue reading

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A Belated New Year’s Reading Resolution

This year, I will refuse to buy or read books where the blurb contains the phrases “ancient enemy,” “ancient evil,” “chosen one,” or “devastating plague.” “Zombies” is going to be a pretty tough sell, too.

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The Night the Nazis Came to Dinner

The Night the Nazis Came to Dinner by Sean McLachlan   The second story, “To End All Wars,” set in William Hope Hodgson’s Night Land and the longest of the four works presented here, is a five-star read. Moody, well-written, memorable, … Continue reading

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A Writer’s Dilemma

There’s this novel. I wrote it shortly after my screenwriting days, back when my would-be writing career found itself at square one again. No agent would read it. No publisher would look at it. I knew my query letters sucked, … Continue reading

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After Christmas Fill-Your-Kindle Sale

41 Indie books on sale for only $0.99 each, now through January 1st! What are you still doing here? Go buy some books!  

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Awake in the Night Land

Awake in the Night Land by John C. Wright This is a book that simultaneously makes you want to give up on your own writing (because you know that you’ll never, ever be this good) but also write even more … Continue reading

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Broken Eden

I spent ten years as a struggling, almost successful screenwriter. The first five years were one of the best times of my life. The second five years, not so much. Broken Eden was written near the end of those second … Continue reading

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This Weekend, I…

…was completely ignored by my godson during trick-or-treating in favor of his grandma. …watched my godson completely ignore everyone but me during trick-or-treating after his grandma got tired of all the walking and went home. …dressed up as a Star … Continue reading

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Manx Prize

Manx Prize by Laura Montgomery Montgomery takes all the strengths of The Sky Suspended—world-building, flesh-and-blood characterizations, intricate plot, great line-by-line writing, and an all-too-believable view of future bureaucracy—and puts them to work in a second novel every bit as good … Continue reading

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Fat White Vampire Otaku

Fat White Vampire Otaku by Andrew Fox   Andrew Fox has one of the most unique, off-the-wall voices of any writer alive. And to say I’m a fan is an understatement, given he’s the author not only of Fat White … Continue reading

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