Dear Lady Justice, I Am Not a Xerox Machine – On PirateWho?!

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After a sleepy couple of months, I’ve reawakened PirateWho, the blog that endeavors to explain Pirate Ideology for the average person.   For now, I’ll be taking care of it while the founder is off doing important piraty things. Previously, I posted about misconception that pirates are a bunch of kids that want stuff for free and… Read more »

Becka Sutton on Crowdfunding!

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And she’s here! Becka Sutton, author of the web series, Dragon Wars, and The Haventon Chronicles, has stopped in at Cheapass Fiction as part of her blog tour for  Land of Myth, Book One of the Dragon Wars saga, now available in ebook and paperback formats.  She’s already covered dragon languages, world building, and dragon attack survival tips, so here Becka’s talking about her experiences with… Read more »

Get Ready to Welcome Becka Sutton To Cheapass Fiction!

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You’ve probably seen her around here before, in the comments and the Flattr Club, but this week Becka Sutton, author of the web series Dragon Wars, and The Haventon Chronicles, will be stopping in as part of a blog tour.   Having already covered Dragon languages, survival tips, and world-building at her other stops on the tour, here at… Read more »

Farscape Storytelling Lessons

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***SPOLER ALERT***    No, not for Farscape.   In case anyone still cares (why?), I’m spoiling Lost season 6. (WTF is this?  Remember, like, last year when I talked about learning writing from Farscape?  Yeah, this is that.) Farscape. Farscape had something.  Somewhere between the wild sci-fi element–the blue skin and the tentacles and the wormholes and the microbes in… Read more »

Copyright Debate at Litopia Writers’ Colony

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Update for anyone who wants to watch the fireworks over at Litopia. Update Update : Mike Masnick’s own account of the debate is up on Techdirt. LOZ: Let’s start by his attack on the British Library, which it was– RICHARD: –No it wasn’t, that is a complete and utter…that is… there you go again…… this is classic Pirate… Read more »

Visiting An Old Flame

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I shouldn’t. I know it.  There are just some things, like old loves and teased hair, that are better left in the past. The First Manuscript: a mystical creature figuring prominently in the fantasies of literary personalities and central to the large body of myth surrounding wealth, success, and cirrhosis.  Like it’s mythical cousins, the… Read more »

Screw Expanded Distribution – “Stories About Things” Going On Sale!

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Hey guys. Remember when I said I didn’t like raising the price of Stories About Things to $6 ? (See: title of this blog.)   Well, I thought about it.  And you know what I thought? Screw that. Expanded distribution allows books to be sold to bookstores and libraries that don’t normally browse Amazon and Create Space… Read more »

Bipolar Editing Disorder – Is This A Thing? It Should Be

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*sigh* Editing.  Still editing. Not only is my latest NaNoWriMo novel going under the knife, but for some completely unfathomable reason, I decided to bring my years-old first-ever-finished novel into the operating room too.  Don’t ask.  I have no idea what I was thinking.  In between the editing, I am finding time for making new… Read more »

Stories About Things – More Things Happening

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Ok, ok, I know!  It’s not there. As a steady trickle of emails have alerted me, people noticed when Stories About Things disappeared from CreateSpace and Amazon.  First, thanks for noticing! 😀  Secondly, problem solved: the original dead-tree version of Stories About Things is officially back up. And it’s not alone. There are now two versions of the book… Read more »