Copy-me: A Webseries About Copying!

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“Copying, “piracy”, and open culture is about “a lot more than just copyright infringement and other mischief. They also concern freedom, equality, human rights and human nature.” So says Alex, the filmmaker of a new webseries about copying: We’re all familiar with Nina Paley’s cute “Copying is not theft” video that explains copying in song and cartoon. It’s a… Read more »

My Weekend Reading: Flock of Dodos

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Barrett Brown: jailed journalist, author, totally-not-spokesman for Anonymous, and general pot-stirring jackass*. (*note: term jackass used with utmost respect and admiration) Arrest did nothing to stop Barrett Brown  from publishing. From his new home in a Texas jail, he weighs in on everything from censorship to political history to jailhouse race dynamics to cookies. His work creates this… Read more »

Take Ownership of Your Ebooks – Help Ownshelf!

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Guys, Ownshelf needs your help! Ownshelf – the site that lets you share your ebooks across devices and with your friends on Facebook? I’ve written about them here before. Not only are they supportive of readers reading their own damn books freely, they’re incredibly supportive of writers (like yours truly! :-)) who make their books available for… Read more »

Hey TUEBL-ers, I am sorry!

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Hey again TUEBL-ers! Aelius here again. Remember me, you know, the one who lives here? Breaking news: I’m still here!  I really hate any kind of “sorry I haven’t been around” posts. But, TUEBL-ers, I owe you one. So here it is: I am sorry. Writers are supposed to be impervious. We’re supposed to be tireless, disciplined… Read more »

PayPal Blockades Kopimist Church

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Shocker of the year, people: PayPal has blocked the Kopimist Church of Idaho! Ok. It’s not the jaw-dropping scoop of the century. With their (admitted) politically-motivated blocking of WikiLeaks, PayPal made it crystal clear a long time ago that they are not exactly an equal-opportunity service provider. We can’t be surprised when they make life difficult. But… Read more »

November is Cold

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This was a guest post I did, originally published November 9, 2011, for the now-defunct online literary magazine Fiction Brigade. It’s that time of year again, and since Fiction Brigade no longer exists, I’m reposting this here. Some thoughts on NaNoWriMo: NaNoWriMo sucks. That’s right. Writing 50,000 words in a month may be a walk in the park for… Read more »

Get Ready for November: Best Month of the Year!

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It is October 16th! What does that mean? It is OFFICIALLY halfway through October (Ok, technically, that’s like noon today, and I’m a bit early. Whatever. I’m excited.) And what does that mean? It is OFFICIALLY (totally) NaNoWriMo Countdown season.   If you don’t know about NaNoWriMo (and WHY the f–ok never mind, I’ll give you… Read more »

SQUEEE! New Skyland Book I Is Finally Launched!

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Hey world! Today after almost a year of work – on top of work on Skyland Book II, general blog transformations, and numerous other projects – today, I am FINALLY launching the new Extended Edition of Skyland I: Abominations.  Extended edition? Extended edition?  Who does an extended edition of a novel? I hear you. This took nearly a year to… Read more »