An Apology to Self-Publishers: #HaleNo, #bloggerblackout, and Sloppy Comparisons

Submitted by Christopher Wright on

About a week ago an author named Kathleen Hale wrote an article in the Guardian about how she reacted to a bad review by an anonymous book reviewer by trying to track down the reviewer in real life. It was stalking, plain and simple: there’s no other way to describe it, and there’s no reason it should be described any other way.

We're back! Don't sneeze.

Submitted by Christopher Wright on

My regularly scheduled irregular schedule was interrupted yesterday when I tried to be a responsible site owner and keep my site up to date. The best way to do that, obviously, was to very irresponsibly try to upgrade the entire server to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. This mostly went well, except for the parts that didn't. Specifically: upgrading Apache 2.2 to Apache 2.4 is apparently a Very Bad Idea unless you know what you're doing.

... I didn't know what I was doing.

Pen and Cape Society: The Super Choice Adventure Comes to an End

Submitted by Christopher Wright on

So the Pen and Cape Society website has posted the fourteenth and final chapter of the Super Choice Adventure. Jim Zoetewey, author of The Legion of Nothing, closes it out quite nicely I think.

It was fun to play with the other authors. I hope it was a fun read. If you're visiting for the first time because of it, welcome! Pull up a chair, page through the fiction, feel free to correct my grammar and spelling. :D

Pen and Cape Society: Super Choice Adventure, Chapter 11

Submitted by Christopher Wright on

The Pen and Cape Society has just released the eleventh chapter of the Super Choice Adventure, a group fiction project where you, the reader, gets to vote who writes the next chapter.

Chapter 11 was my turn, and things got a little out of hand.

By "a little out of hand" I mean "the average chapter has been around 1400-1500 words and my initial draft came in at 3600 FREAKING WORDS so I pared it down to 2750 FREAKING WORDS which is still too much but I ran out of time so there it is."

Anyway: The Super Choice Adventure Page, for those of you who are curious but who haven't been following it. And Chapter 11, my ridiculously overgrown contribution, for your consideration and enjoyment.

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