Archive for the ‘On Writing’ Category

Based on his own successful attempt by a friend and fellow author, I decided to challenge myself to write every day in March (and yes, I know it’s the end of May). My goal was to write a minimum of 500 words per day, just to see if I could do it. Good, bad, awful, […]

David Gerrold talks about screenwriting, and the way it’s changed – for the worse – over time.

Email Direct From Amazon: “Important Kindle Request”

Posted: 9th August 2014 by Jason Kristopher in Publishing
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I’ve independently verified the veracity of this email. It’s legitimate, and from KDP Support at Amazon. This email was received by Grey Gecko around midnight last night. This is the email in its entirety, with no edits, emphasis, or other changes made by me. Constructive commentary is welcome. Bashing of either side of this dispute by […]

Interview with Leo King

Posted: 4th August 2014 by Jason Kristopher in Authors, Everything Else, Grey Gecko Press
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My friend (and fellow Gecko) Leo King got interviewed over at Anakalian Whims.

An Interview with Benjamin Card

Posted: 30th July 2014 by Jason Kristopher in Authors
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My buddy and fellow Grey Gecko Press author Benjamin Card got an interview over at “Authors Interviews.”

*cough* Sorry, channeled Tony the Tiger there for a second. For those of you who haven’t heard of it, the Hemingway App is a wonderful little tool for analyzing your writing. The web version and the desktop version both have the same core functionality: telling you where your writing could use a little work. The main […]

Hugh Howey: “Media Bias Against Self-Publishing”

Posted: 9th July 2014 by Jason Kristopher in Publishing
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Hugh hits it out of the park again with his coverage of the ALCS report on author earnings: The ALCS just released a survey on authors’ earnings, and the news is bleak. The ALCS surveyed 2,454 participants, some of whom considered themselves professional writers. The number of these professional writers who make a full-time wage from […]

I signed the petition that Gaughran talks about in this piece, authored in part by one of the most knowledgeable authors out there on the publishing industry, Hugh Howey.

The Tetra Shed

Posted: 2nd July 2014 by Jason Kristopher in Writing Spaces

Fortunately (okay, for purposes of this post, it’s fortunate), I’m a bachelor, so I don’t need to “get away” from anything, but I know there’s a lot of folks out there who aren’t in my shoes. In answer to your wishes/hopes/dreams/prayers/what-have-yous, I present one of the weirdest looking structures I’ve ever seen – and one […]

Max Barry: Fifteen Ways to Write a Novel

Posted: 28th June 2014 by Jason Kristopher in On Writing, The Craft
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Writing a novel is, as Barry says, hard. Also, “If there were a single method of writing great books, we’d all be doing it.” Amen, hallelujah. Barry’s managed to compile a great list of ways that have worked for some. Personally, I find a word target (#1) helps, and having a no-holds-barred critique group demanding […]