Tag Archives: internet

My Current Creative Struggle

I’ve been thinking a lot about how to get an audience. In fact, it’s probably the cause of the majority of my anxiety about the work I do. It came together a bit recently when I watched Becoming Youtube episode … Continue reading

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“This is how I see you”

It’s interesting to consider the things we do and don’t share on the internet. A while ago, I was seeing a lot of blog posts from the writing/publishing community about building your “brand” online, your “author platform” (I wrote a … Continue reading

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Launching an Experimental Story Project

One week ago, I launched a writing project called Azrael’s Stop. Far from traditional writing, it’s an experiment in unorthodox narrative, serial fiction, and transmedia storytelling theory. It’s live now at azraelsstop.com The Structure Azrael’s Stop is an experimental transmedia … Continue reading

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An Experiment in Serial Fiction and Self-Publication

At the start of the year, I had an idea for a project. I wanted to write a serialized fiction story in pieces small enough to fit inside a single Tweet. One tiny chunk of narrative prose every day, slowly … Continue reading

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If I Had a Million Dollars

If I were obscenely rich, I’ve decided, I would become a patron of Awesome. That is to say, I would spend a large chunk of that money — after ensuring that I could live comfortably for the rest of my … Continue reading

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Using Twitter for Writers

Before I joined Twitter, I thought it a bit of a frivolous, useless application. I wasn’t interested in telling people “I’m eating a muffin!” and I wasn’t interested in hearing which celebrities were currently eating muffins, and while I had … Continue reading

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The battle of the brands

Awhile ago, I wrote a post about the purported need to have a Brand for one’s blog/online presence/life if one is to Succeed. It was written mostly in agreement with YA author Maureen Johnson’s declaration of I am Not a … Continue reading

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Immersive Education for a Digital Generation

I’ve read a few articles in the last couple of weeks about using transmedia in education, and about the need to change (fix) education in the broader sense. I had the thought some time ago that transmedia could be a … Continue reading

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Fine Arts degrees and Business

You may have heard of the somewhat recent controversy surrounding James Frey and his fiction sweatshop (story here). There was a bit of an outcry from certain members of the publishing industry that creative writing programs (MFAs, specifically) should have … Continue reading

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Reimagining Realms of Fantasy

(Originally posted on Silverstring Media; reposted here because it applies to writing in general and I don’t know how much crossover readership I have!) This week, I watched The Social Network, and besides loving it as a film (Aaron Sorkin … Continue reading

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