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Should books have versions?

You know, like software. It’s unrealistic for paper-based books, obviously. Also, for successful ebooks why would you bother? If enough people have bought/downloaded the book then a writer is better off producing more content. However, what if the writer is an independent author and not too many copies have been sold? (How many is “not […]

Posted March 21, 2013 by Mark in Books & Writing

The Speculative Fiction writer’s solution for necessary violence

The problem of necessary violence can arise in story-telling. Death occurs, people are maliciously injured, races of people are destroyed. And violence of some description is expected when a principal character in fiction is a god. Or, at least, a being powerful enough to destroy a world. Destroying the world is a fairly violent act on anyone’s […]

Posted December 17, 2011 by Mark in Books & Writing