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Where to find free fiction online

The internet’s yelling about book piracy again, so now’s a great time to do a roundup of legal ways of getting free books when you don’t have library access, aren’t working as a book reviewer, or are in a country where rights are restricted. This isn’t a guide to getting any particular book available for free…

Seattle Zoo

🚀 My site’s free from ads, sponsored content, and affiliate links. You can keep it that way by supporting me on Patreon. Plus, if we hit funding goals, you’ll get access to exclusive content and a say in which stories I write next. Want to download the first year of stories for your phone or e-reader?…

Guest Post: Nicole Field on Worldbuilding

I asked Nicole Field, author of Changing Loyalties, about how she came up with the world of her Shadows of Melbourne series. Nicole writes across the spectrum of sexuality and gender identity. She lives in Melbourne with her fiancee, two cats, and a bottomless cup of tea. She likes candles, incense and Gilmore Girls. Changing Loyalties will be…

2017 Wrap-up: The end of the beginning

Usually, I devote a little blog space at the end of the year to quantifying the work I’ve done and making grand plans for the year ahead. But this is 2017, and a series of color-coded graphs can’t quite capture everything that happened. I didn’t do much formal tracking of my word count this year. If…

Find me around the internet

I’m finally getting some energy back after a few wild months of moving, changing jobs, and just generally throwing my entire life into the air to see where the pieces would land. I’m proud of myself for keeping Astra Nullius going with no interruptions despite the madness, and now that I have more energy it’s time…

Achievement Unlocked: Author Interview

Hey, here’s a writing milestone that came earlier than expected: my very first author interview. J. Young-Ju Harris is another author who’s self-publishing a serial story. He asked me some questions about why I chose to publish Astra Nullius the way I did, and I spent entirely too much time talking about Mass Effect boners,…

Do Authors Have To Care About SEO?

Ok, so there’s this thing you’ve maybe heard about before called search engine optimization. It has something to do with… Google? SERPs are a thing? There are… blue links? A search engine is any piece of software that takes your input, searches through a database, and pulls up a result or a series of results…

Seattle Women’s March

       🚀 My site’s free from ads, sponsored content, and affiliate links. You can keep it that way by supporting me on Patreon. Plus, if we hit funding goals, you’ll get access to exclusive content and a say in which stories I write next. Want to download the first year of stories for your…

Introducing Writer Robot

I built a robot for you. Ok, actually, I didn’t built a robot. I built a Twitter bot using a spreadsheet. It composes random tweets by building sentences from fragments I plugged into it. So that’s less impressive. When you follow @writer_robot, you’ll get a new bite-sized bit of writing encouragement delivered to your timeline…

New Year’s Resolutions

Normally, I finish up each year by posting charts of my word count. 2016 threw a wrench in those plans–although I did write a whole lot, it wasn’t in a format that’s easy to track. I revised a novel that still needs many more revisions, rounded out my first full year as a full-time web…