Books

“Deep Reading” and the Internet

Recently there’s been quite a lot of handwringing about the internet’s effect on “deep reading”, and about the so-called “ADHD Generation”, who supposedly can’t concentrate on anything longer than a tweet or Facebook update. If that is indeed so, then it’s obviously bad news for all authors – but is it true?  Advertisements

Publishing

The Great (Publishing) Debate – Arm Yourself With Knowledge

Originally posted on The Sarcastic Muse:
Photo Credit: Jason Wilson I am one of those people who does not tolerate conflict with much grace.  I dread the tension that a conflict causes.  Sometimes, however, conflict is necessary for conversation and debate.  This conflict is worth your time.  Feel free to skip whatever you like between…

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Alt Lit, the Internet, and the State of Self-publishing: Part 1

Warning: this post contains half-baked speculation, crackpot predictions, and pretentious posturing. Oh, and links. Lots of links. You have been warned! Thanks to the internet, we live in the interesting times of the Chinese curse. The internet is as potent as it is unpredictable. As a quick glance at the comments accompanying the average YouTube video will… Continue reading Alt Lit, the Internet, and the State of Self-publishing: Part 1