Join me at SIEGE for the “Writing for Games” panel


Come on out this week — Friday, Oct. 3 —  to SIEGE, Atlanta’s own game development conference. I’ll be moderating a panel on game writing:

Writing for Games (Friday, Oct. 3, 7:00 pm)

You’ve heard the fancy words — “Narrative Design,” “Content Designer” — but what do they mean? How does one write using visuals, sounds, and actions rather than words? From cut-scene cinematics to NPC quest dialogue to world lore journals to level design and more, content designers discuss the indispensable role of storytellers and worldbuilding in an interactive medium.

Join Brian Freyermuth, Paul Jenkins, Nathan Knack, Zoe Quinn, Eddy Webb, and me (the moderator), for the most awesome panel ever.

Self-Publishing Seminar


I’ll be one of the panelists tomorrow at this event. Please come out!

June 7th

Self-Publishing Seminar
Decatur Library Auditorium
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
The Georgia Center for the Book is proud to announce a brand new writing program, focusing on the mechanics, process, and the potential of self-publication. Traversing the labyrinth of print vs. ebook in self-publication can be as trying and exhausting as attempting to market and publicize your work in the electronic age of Google, Facebook, Twitter, and various other social media outlets. To assist you in your efforts, we are pleased to welcome Barbara Friend Ish, Bill Bridges, S.R. Johannes, and Collin Kelley to answer your questions and offer insight on what to do with your treasured manuscript. Don’t miss this opportunity to gain from their experience, and to steer your manuscript in the proper direction.

Smashwords interview


I just did an interview at Check it out.

This is an automated Q&A where they feed you questions and you answer them. If there are any specific questions you want answered, feel free to ask me here in the comments. I might add it to the smashwords interview as well.

Choose Your Words Wisely


James Somers does us a service by comparing modern dictionaries with the fuller, lusher Webster’s of the past. Read it here. More importantly: Somers provides directions at the end of the article on downloading and installing a genuine Webster’s 1913 into your Mac dictionary, your iPhone/iPad, and your Kindle.