The beauty of a blog is the ability to write articles that generate conversation. The downside is that, due to the nature of blog construction and time, so many posts drift off into the aether, never to be seen again. Which is a shame, when many contain the kind of stuff that’s timeless. Yeah, that’s right – I just called my blogging timeless. Wanna have a fight about it?
So, whenever I make a post that generates a lot of discussion, or that contains interesting How-To stuff or similar, I’ll add it to this page. I’ll also periodically repost these links to my social networks, to keep the conversations alive.
Below are links – click on the blog title to go to the post if you think it sounds interesting. Please do comment and share the article too. Come on, everyone, let’s talk…
The Ongoing Angst of successful writers
Neil Gaiman’s 8 Rules of Writing and my thoughts on rules
Selling Fiction vs Self-Publishing
On responding to reviews and social media etiquette
So you don’t understand Twitter?
Writers as bitches and the investment of readers.
While you wait for book three, authors die!
Get your Christmas out of Sol Invictus!
The story of a story, or how I was flensed.
Some thought provoking words on worldbuilding in fiction.
Book trailers – wank or worthwhile?
Of readers and gatekeepers – a call to arms.
Top Ten Fictional Characters.
Aussie authors on Twitter.
You can’t be a fan of SF and lament the rise of ebooks.
Don’t be a dick online.
E-book pricing – a rumination.
Practicing Jedi overlooked on 2011 Australian Census.
On episodic storytelling – A Game Of Thrones.
Amanda Hocking is the exception, not the rule.
What’s in a name? The Pink Floyd Effect.
Amazon marketing strategies – tags and lists.
The power of strong characterisation – Dexter Morgan.
The formula for success and life in the way.
Royalty-only anthologies and writer exploitation.
Write what you want to read.
If you want to be taken seriously, submit properly.
More than candy – the real history of Halloween.
NaNoWriMo and why I don’t.