Tag Archives | Books

Transmedia Storytelling

Lately I’ve been putting a lot of thought into the emerging field of transmedia storytelling. In short, it’s about telling stories using whatever medium is best suited and then rolling all those media into a single, kick-ass product. Authors like JC Hutchins are at the forefront of this new movement, and companies like Push Pop […]

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Got There First

I originally stumbled onto this article via Penny Arcade this morning. Among my favorite sound bites: “… any kind of book distribution which provides free copies to people has always, throughout the history of publishing, eventually rebounded to the benefit of the author.” Now, the future of writing and publishing has been one of the […]

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Digital Content vs. Copyright (Part 1)

or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying & Love the Kindle In talking to people at workshops and conventions, I’ve encountered a number of preconceptions regarding the publishing industry, digital content, copyright and the associated business models. I have a few strong opinions of my own and I’m curious about how people will react to […]

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Future of Publishing

The future of the publishing industry is something I put a lot of thought into. I care about this subject not only as a publisher, but as a writer and reader as well. For anyone else who cares about his subject, watch the following video. Not just the first half. Watch it all. I’ll wait.

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Pitching Your Work in Person

We tend to focus a lot on the query letter side of pitching, but tonight Crystal and I are teaching a workshop for SCBWI West on pitching your work to an editor or agent in person. We thought it was especially appropriate since many writers we know are gearing up for the Surrey International Writers’ […]

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Robert McKee

I attended Robert McKee’s┬áStory┬áseminar quite a few years ago and wrote the following article based on my impressions a few days later. I stumbled across the article in my files recently after not reading it since first typing it out. It’s a little unrefined, but I still like the premise. Robert McKee may be the […]

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McKee Article

I’ve added a new section to the site called Articles. My intent is to post a combination of random pieces I’ve written over the years as well as any reader-contributed pieces that are too long to serve as blog posts. The first piece is about Robert McKee’s Story seminar. I’m very curious to see what […]

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What Not to Write

A solid percentage of the people I meet at conferences and workshops seem to working in the speculative fiction genre (aka fantasy or sci-fi). While the genre does offer some great storytelling opportunities, it is also pretty easy to fall into cliche. I stumbled onto a list of Stories We’ve Seen Too Often on the […]

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