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How to Self Publish a Novel in 2017

Published 2017-02-25 13 min read
While putting the finishing touches on Singular, I thought it would be nice to capture all the steps required to self-publish a novel, so that any reader thinking of doing likewise (or myself in a year or two) has a ready guide for the process.
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The Player of Games

Published 2016-12-17 3 min read
I read quite a few books this year that belong on canonical “Best of Science Fiction” lists: The City and the Stars, The Three Body Problem, and so forth. These were all quite good books, but – for reasons I’ll shortly outline – another book was head and shoulders above even these well-regarded works.
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The First Draft

Published 2016-12-03 4 min read
It may comes as no surprise, but every time I sat down to write an update about writing Singular, I decided to write Singular instead. How meta. Anyhow, as I’m drawing near to the end of the process, I can write a little more about this wild journey.
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Writing Singular

Published 2016-06-05 4 min read
So what do you do when you have an idea for a book but no clue what to do next? Actually, that’s a trick question. I don’t know what you should do, I just know what I did, and I have to admit to not being anywhere near an expert on this matter.
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My First Novel the Beginning

Published 2016-05-28 4 min read
Almost a year ago I set out on a journey, and though I haven’t reached the end of it, I’ve come to a major milestone: my novel exists! I can’t believe it, but it actually exists!
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The Power of Incremental Work

Published 2015-10-08 4 min read
Quite a while ago, I wrote a review of The New Turing Omnibus. A very clever book whose double entendre title reinforced the wit with which the subject matter was to be handled.
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