Fear the Forums – Part 2: Tribes

Recap: I want to expand the audience for my books and games. Marketing is an essential function of being a writer and publisher in the 21st century. This means getting better at social media. For tabletop roleplaying games, it also includes participation in groups and forums. While this appears to be conventional wisdom, I question…

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Fear the Forums – Part 1: Deep Work

Here’s the situation: I want to expand the audience for my books and games. Marketing is an essential function of being a writer and publisher in the 21st century. This means getting better at social media. For tabletop roleplaying games, it also includes participation in groups and forums. While this appears to be conventional wisdom,…

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Payin’ the Monkeyfarmin’ Rent

This is the 16th consecutive month that I have paid all of the bills exclusively using the money that I earn as a writer and independent publisher. I have a niche fanbase within a niche industry, and I’m managing to be profitable where larger, more popular creators and publishers seem to be struggling. There are…

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Royalists, Roundheads, and Witchcraft (Oh My!)

One of the next books on my production schedule is a horror game set during the English Civil War. The title reveal will happen in the coming week, after I’m absolutely certain that it’s free and clear and hasn’t already been used. It’s meant to be more of a traditional roleplaying game than Revelations in…

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Writing, Depression, and Chinese Finger Traps

Over the weekend I finally got caught up on my word count goals. I actually have a spreadsheet where I enter how many words I wrote on a given day. It calculates how many words I’ve written month-to-date and year-to-date. It figures out my average words per day for the year. There’s also a “goal”…

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