I visited New York this weekend, for a short but multi-purpose trip back to my ancestral homeland. As many of you know, I spent the first 17 years of my … Continue reading Home is Behind; the World Ahead
So! Yesterday was technically Launch Day for Dark the Dreamer’s Shadow, but since I had a truly awful and rotten 24 hours, which included spilling an entire 16oz iced tea … Continue reading Dark the Dreamer’s Shadow: Happy (Belated) Launch Day!
NB: In case you’re interested in winning a copy of Dark the Night Descending, even though it’s self-published, I’m giving away five books on Goodreads right now! Twitter is great … Continue reading Hey, Traditional Authors: Self-Publishing Isn’t the Easy Way Out
As many of you know, this past weekend I attended my first fantasy/sci-fi/fandom convention in over a decade. Yes, it has been that long since a bunch of my high … Continue reading Hello, Goodbye: A Recap of My First and Last Pi-Con
Stop pulling. It was a striking thought, and one that sounded simple enough, though maybe it was a bit of a strange epiphany when it comes to archery. After all, … Continue reading The Lightbulb Moment
Note: The Kindle edition of Dark the Dreamer’s Shadow is now available for pre-order! Paperbacks can be had on August 17. Keep an eye out for fun, exclusive Launch Day … Continue reading How to Make a Linked Table of Contents for Kindle eBooks
The Internet, that great and glorious money-making venture, has done some amazing things for the humble self-published author. As a marketing platform, it is unparalleled in scope – and with … Continue reading Should Self-Published Authors Get Paid by How Much You Read?
Whether you’re self-published, traditionally published, or just writing for yourself, all fantasy authors have one big thing in common: we all love being the omnipotent rulers of our own little … Continue reading World Building 101: Four Steps for Designing the Fantasy Landscape
For those returning visitors who may be finding yourselves a bit disoriented, welcome to the new Inkless, fresh from a facelift and chemical peel. Feel free to poke around and … Continue reading Goodreads Ratings and the Curse of the One-Star Review
If you haven’t heard by now, the literary world – and the fantasy genre in particular – has lost one of its most brilliant voices. Terry Pratchett died today after … Continue reading Death and Discworld: The Passing of Terry Pratchett
Self-published fantasy and sci-fi authors who meet minimum income requirements will now be able to become members of the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers America (SFWA), one of the biggest … Continue reading SFWA to Accept Self-Published Sci-Fi and Fantasy Authors as Members
Note: Yes, fellow blizzard friends and horrible, mean, dry, warm people elsewhere in the country, I am writing this from under about 30 inches of snow. So far the power … Continue reading A Publisher’s Weekly and ABNA Reviewer Responds to Disappointment