Archive for the 'Mea Culpa' Category

Jul 11 2010

At this very moment, I am up to my neck in Internet gremlins

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I provide advice about how to write novels, comic books and graphic novels. Most of my content applies to fiction-writing in general, but I also provide articles specifically about superhero stories.

I’m changing a lot of content around tonight and many links may be broken until, say, Sunday.  I’m doing my best to update the links, but if you find any that don’t work, please post a comment somewhere.  Thanks!

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Jan 15 2010

Freelancing’s coming along well…

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My freelance work is picking up, so I don’t think I’ll be around very much today or tomorrow.  If you’d like me to look at something as soon as I get back, please leave me a comment somewhere reminding me what you’d like to look at.

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Aug 30 2009

I’m off to Washington!

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I’ll be back in a few days and won’t be on much until then.

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May 11 2009

I’m back!

If you’re a blogger interested in accumulating a large audience, it’s really important to do posts as regularly as you can.  But life sometimes gets in the way.  Anyway, I’m back!

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Apr 12 2009

Goodbye to Praxis Comics? Not yet, thankfully.

Earlier this month, Praxis Comics’ site had gone down for a few days and I assumed that the publisher had folded. After all, it’s a cutthroat business and their website had previously mentioned some trouble with investors.  However, I am pleased to report that the website has returned with a new design.  (I’m generally fond of Praxis’ art, but I think the design probably uses sex-appeal a bit too blatantly.  Ah well.  That’s pretty standard for this industry).

I also came across Radical Comics.  They don’t accept unsolicited submissions, so I won’t add them to our index of comic book publishers.  But I think they’re worth looking into because they have book trailers for all of their series.

So, if you’re interested in doing a trailer for your comic book (or perhaps even a novel), I think you can learn something from their approach.  Their trailers are striking because they have no narration and hardly any words; they only use wordless images and an instrumental sound-track.  That’s a surprisingly interesting way to present a simpler story like Calibre, an Arthurian legend retold in the Wild West.  It did not work for series with a more complicated setup.  For example, the premise of City of Dust is that fictional stories have been outlawed 100 years in the future.  I don’t feel like the images gave me a good idea of what was going on or why I should care.

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Apr 05 2009

A brief update for volunteer moderators

Hello.  I’m still dealing with major technical issues on my end that will keep me from adding new moderators.  I’ll let you guys know when I have resolved these issues; I expect it will take us a week or two.

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Mar 12 2009

Server Glitch!

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It looks like Slicehost went down for a few hours and we went offline from about 4-7 am EST.  I apologize.

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