Free As In Freedom: Books are not Software (Part 2b)

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This is a continuation of my musing on a free-software-type ideology for fiction. Read Part I Read Part 2a There are two approaches to the books aren’t software argument: 1) software gets special privileges (in this case: freedoms) because of it’s special position in society (read: indispensable,) and 2) fiction gets special privileges (in this case: controls)… Read more »

Free As in Freedom: Books Are Not Software (Part 2a)

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This is a continuation of my musing on a free-software-type ideology for fiction. Read Part I The primary argument against the ideology of free software seeping into fiction may be that they too-different spheres whose ideas are simply non-transferrable. I disagree.  Of course. But it’s a valid point.  Fiction is not software.  Books are not computers…. Read more »

First Adventure in Selling Things: Stories About Things

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Stories

I did it. Finally. After months of shrinking from the idea  of selling my work in any shape or form, I finally went ahead and did it.  Stories About Things is now officially on sale at Amazon as a real damn book.  Like the kind they put on paper. Mostly, I figured that if I want to be a real… Read more »

An Open Letter to Der Spiegel On Copyright: I’m Right Here

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Copyright

I wrote a letter today. I thought of letting it sit for a while–maybe one day, maybe two–to let the emotions settle down.  I thought of coming back to it later, as I often do with my posts, to make sure that the commas are in order, that I sound professional and polished, and that… Read more »

Free As In Freedom – For Fiction? (Part I.)

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Two weeks ago, a guest post appeared on one of my favorite (and oft-cited) blogs.  The author was a mysterious web developer and Arizonian named Jack Zeal, and the post, entitled To Be Esteemed, Be Useful, detailed the cumbersome nature of licenses, even those designed to promote free use.  Mr. Zeal concluded that the best alternative was to “embrace… Read more »

The World Part I

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BraveNewWorld

Taking a break from tedious edits, I returned to another running project–my ode to the digital age, Brave New World ( yeah, stole that.  It was fitting…. though also probably won’t be the exact final title!)  You can download individual stories or the whole thing––free, duh––in epub, mobi or PDF formats.  Or just hand out here and… Read more »

The Hunger Games: Week 1 Check In

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HungerGames

24 hours. That’s how much time it took me to finish Hunger Games. I was embarrassed about this.  After all Hunger Games gets a lot of shit from the writing community. (Some examples) I’ve seen a few writers lament that their writing gets rejected while “badly written” books like The Hunger Games and Twilight get massively popular.  But it was this “bad writing,”… Read more »

TUEBL Book Club Month 2: The Hunger Games!

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HungerGames

Sorry, sorry, I know I’m a week and a half late! Better late than never, right? I am still working on Cory Doctorow’s Makers–the TUEBL book of the month for March (whoops.)  But that doesn’t mean I won’t also get started on April’s book of the month, which is, fittingly, The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins. Now… Read more »

Let The Games Begin! The Dark Globe Create A World Writing Contest Has Officially Begun!!

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I am always up for a writing contest, but this comes at a particularly good time. I’ve been trying to claw my way out of a slump since putting aside my last project, and there’s nothing like some good old competition to get me moving! I am always up for a writing contest, but this… Read more »

Post NaNo Project: Chapter 1 (Full!)

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PostNaNo2

One week, one chapter.  Not a great speed, but, hey, I’m working.  I’ll keep putting up little clips throughout the week–it helps me get things done.  But here’s the complete first chapter of my newest Post-NaNoWriMo project.  Can also be downloaded as .MOBI, .EPUB or PDF for those who love their e-readers.  Otherwise…. Chapter ONE It was a… Read more »