Discoverability feels dirty

thought Yesterday, I shelled my followers on social media, telling them they can back me on Patreon. Guess what? I don’t like promotion. I’m a cord-cutter and advertising is a dirty word for me. But it had to be done. I tried to make my posts fun–with wisecracks, butchered scifi quotes & threatening my followers with rain dances. It worked: I gained a few backers on Patreon.

Book, movie and music sellers put their wares in front of thousands of people: on bus sides, on TV or radio to convince a handful buy their product. Everybody has to find a way to make new people discover their product. It’s hard. And often, it just plain feels dirty.
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Farlost Concept Art 1

91d8a84f6eb1f1e28b87ff41ec1ffa09Click through for a sneak peek of a set from FARLOST that hasn’t appeared yet–part of a series of concept art mockups. My Patreon backers get advanced looks at the art & other stuff from my demented mind but I value every one of you reading & listening so it’ll all come here eventually too.

What madness happens in this room? You’ll just have to stay tuned to find out!
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Roundtable: Trash Talk on ‘Branding’

trashtalkingbrandingPaul E Cooley, Jake Bible and Starla Huchton and I had a great talk about branding and just general authorly stuff. Do not listen to this if easily offended. No, really. This is just not worksafe. Not min-van safe. Rude, rude, rude! Other than that, it was a great discussion. Download


FARLOST: Episode 29

farlostSMer HHL-6 hears voices.


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State of Podcast Fiction

StateofPodcastFicNathan Lowell, Patrick E McLean and Scott Sigler join me for a roundtable discussion on the state of podcast fiction.Download audio


FARLOST: Episode 28

farlostSMerThe Crew of The Betty make their peace.


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Patreon: Join in the Podcast!

servingworldDear Patreon backers: I’ll put out a talk show or two this month (April) and I’d like to include a segment about YOU.

If you’d like to have your voice heard, record a short message (20-30 seconds) before April 12th. Say your first name or a line for me to cut together, such as: “this episode of Serving Worlds is brought to you by…me!” If you want to drop a social media handle or website address, or say your own thing? Go for it.

This will be heard by 18-20,000 people in the first 4-6 weeks, and tens of thousands over coming months…but no pressure ;-) Mail it here in wav/aiff/mp3 formats. Once again: thank you to every dang one of you for helping me make my stuff.

FARLOST: Episode 27

farlostSMer First officer Doug tends to his crew stranded on the tram, hurtling away from the Betty.


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FARLOST: Episode 26

farlostSMer Captain Sam races to engineering to find his engineer and save his ship.


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FARLOST: Episode 25

farlostSMer Lou and her crew get their first glimpse of alien stars.


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