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Taking Risk (Starting a Writing Career) During Disaster

While not making light of disaster, disruption often spells opportunity. Sometimes we need discomfort to pursue our dream writing career.

The Eight Rules of Writing Episodic Fiction (pt.1)

The Eight Rules of Writing Episodic Fiction (pt.1)

You don’t have to write episodic fiction, but if you do use these rules (or break them intentionally). Your readers will thank you!

Episodic Fiction is the Future

Episodic Fiction is the Future

If you have followed Fiction Vortex and/or StoryShop for very long, you’ve probably noticed that we’re sorta into episodic storytelling. To be more specific, we’re into episodic fiction. You may have wondered why? You may be wondering this exact thing at this very moment. If not, it’s time to start. Episodic fiction is a very…

The KU Disgruntled Are Increasing

The KU Disgruntled Are Increasing

While the percentage of writers using Kindle Unlimited is holding steady, the percentage of writers disgruntled with KU is increasing.

Knewz Without Ads!

Knewz Without Ads!

I’m in love with knewz and I’ve just learned of it. They had me at news agregation without ads. Getting outside of our “bias bubbles” was just gravy.

How Long Could You Last in an Internet Shutdown?

How Long Could You Last in an Internet Shutdown?

Kashmir remains in an internet shutdown six months after the most populous democracy in the world sent the disputed region into an economic tailspin.