• Challenge,  On Writing,  publishing,  Recommended Reading

    The Runabout: A Diving Novel

    It’s Out!!! Publishing today!!! For those of you who are major Diving Universe fans, Kris has a new Diving Universe novel out. It was the very first full novel to ever be in Asimov’s Magazine and now it is out stand-alone so you can get a copy of it. In case you can’t tell, I am a major Diving Universe and Boss fan. And this novel has it all. You can find it right here…. https://books2read.com/u/bQZrje Here is a bunch of cool stuff about the book… A graveyard of spaceships, abandoned by the mysterious Fleet thousands of years earlier. Boss calls it “the Boneyard.” She needs the ships inside to…

  • Fun Stuff,  On Writing,  Recommended Reading

    Fantastic New Bundle… Escapist

    We All Need to Escape… Especially in these times and in this bundle is some fantastic escape fiction. Not only does it have a Fiction River anthology in it with a bunch of stories (including one from me) but it also has my origin Poker Boy novel called The Slots of Saturn. And it has an amazing collection of Kris’s stories, plus novels and stories by some amazing writers. This bundle really, really will help you escape, I promise you. Just Poker Boy and Front Desk Girl fighting Ghost Slots will do that, I promise. (grin) The full official write-up and all information is below. Get it for a limited time at…

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    Nifty Bundle from BundleRabbit

    The Haunted Bundle… In case you folks are not familiar with Bundlerabbit, you should be. They are doing some really interesting new things. Get on their mailing list for some amazing deals from top writers. I am part of a bundle there called the Haunted Bundle. You can buy the bundle not only through Bundlerabbit, but through Kobo, Amazon, and other places. Nifty, huh? Twenty stories. Kris has a story in the bundle as well. (The story I have in the bundle is a “Ghost of a Chance” story that originally appeared in Stories from July.) One nifty feature of the site is go to the location of the bundle…

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    Joanna Penn Blog

    Joanna Penn Blog About the Master Business Class Joanna Penn was here at the coast last week along with forty or so other professional writers. It was wonderful meeting her for the first time. So if you want to know a few things Joanna took away from the Master Business Class last week (and see a picture of her and Kris and me), she did a great blog about a few of the things. Worth the read for writing thinking. http://www.thecreativepenn.com/2016/10/28/coast-masterclass-2016/ ——– You can support this ongoing blog at Patreon on a monthly basis. Not per post. Just click on the Patreon image. Thanks for your support.

  • On Writing,  publishing,  Recommended Reading

    Topic of the Night: A Fun Offer

    Free book! One-day-only BOGO deal! TODAY ONLY–9 a.m. to 5 p.m.PST! Thursday. If you purchase the Women in Fantasy Storybundle at the unlock rate ($15 or more), you will get a copy of Fiction River: Fantastic Detectives, FREE! Just send your proof of purchase to subscriptions at wmgpublishingmail dot com. Go ahead: Tell your friends. Ten books in the bundle, an extra book for free from WMG Publishing. Folks, this is some great reading if you love fantasy. And in case you are wondering why I am pushing this besides being a series editor on Fiction River, I also have a Poker Boy story in each Fiction River volume. In fact, in Fiction River: Fantastic…

  • On Writing,  publishing,  Recommended Reading

    Money Always Flows to the Writer

    On John Scalzi’s blog there was a great discussion on Yog’s Law (coined by Jim McDonald a very long time ago), which is basically “Money Always Flows to the Writer.” And how indie publishing has not changed that law. Writers still have a writing business. (Here I am always trying to get writers to think like a business person.) When deciding to indie publish, writers set up a publisher, which is a second business. That publisher must spend money, but the money still flows to the writer. As Scalzi said, in indie publishing, the control of the money remains with the writer. The moment you give away the control of…