The Rucker Report: Applying Advice @ Flash Fiction Chronicles

There's an article on fiction writing written by yours truly over at Flash Ficton Chronicles, run by fellow writer/editor Gay Degani. This may be the first in a series of these, perhaps (if I find I have more to share).Anyways, the first installment of The Rucker Report was posted today.An excerpt: "Being an artist of … Continue reading The Rucker Report: Applying Advice @ Flash Fiction Chronicles

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Neil Gaiman on Copyright Piracy and the Web

According author/fantasist Neil Gaiman (The Graveyard Book, Coraline, Stardust, Anansi Boys, American Gods, and DC Comics' The Sandman, among many others), having your creative works on the web is not necessarily a bad, un-commercial thing.Quote: "Nobody who would have bought your book is not [not] buying it because they could find it for free."Via Open … Continue reading Neil Gaiman on Copyright Piracy and the Web

DVD: Mastodon – Live at the Aragon

And so because I don't already have enough books and DVDs on my to-buy list, another of my favorite bands--Atlanta, GA's MASTODON--has decided to put out their first ever live concert DVD, coming March 15th, 2011. The main lure for me is the performance of the entire Crack the Skye (2009) album.Details, Details: The set … Continue reading DVD: Mastodon – Live at the Aragon

DVD: Grant Morrison: Talking with Gods

Description: Directed by Patrick Meaney, this feature-length documentary covers the entire career of legendary comics writer Grant Morrison, focusing on how his work ties to his life, his unique personal experiences, and his intellectual ideas. It also features interviews with many of Morrison’s artistic collaborators over the years.Grant Morrison is the genius mind behind some … Continue reading DVD: Grant Morrison: Talking with Gods

GUEST BLOG: J.A. Konrath’s A Newbie’s Guide to Publishing

J.A. Konrath is a thriller author who is notable for being a success in the independent/self-published author's game. In his latest update, "The Numbers Game" he breaks down the dollar$ and $en$e of e-book, publishing. It's a must read for any independent author.Excerpt:The 25% the publisher is offering is actually based on net. So you're getting … Continue reading GUEST BLOG: J.A. Konrath’s A Newbie’s Guide to Publishing

Update: Taking Stock – Creative Plans for 2011

A week or so ago while laid up in bed with what the doctor called a mere sinus infection (but I called creeping death), I had time to survey all the creative projects I have going on this year, most of which involving writing stories. I had over a dozen stories slated for as many … Continue reading Update: Taking Stock – Creative Plans for 2011

VIDEO: "Lotus Flower" by Radiohead

Radiohead have released their new album The King of Limbs a day early (the digital download version, anyway) today. There's also a promo video for the song "Lotus Flower". Check it out below and see Thom Yorke gettin' down like he does.