Facebook groups: how you are getting screwed and what to do about it

Howdy, friends. Are you an author or creator that uses Facebook groups (a.k.a., “fan pages”) to reach your peeps? We do, and for a long time it’s been a great way to get our stories, pictures, podcasts and general goofiness directly to those that want to consume what we make. In the past few months, […]

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Beware the robots … writing robots, that is.

"The Representative" by Nemo Gould

As if it isn’t hard enough to stay profitable in the writing biz while competing against smart people, it might not be that far in the future when we have to defend against the “rise of the machines.” You know, robots that write fiction. Yes, seriously. In an article for The New Stack, David Cassel […]

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So You Wanna Be A Writer #4 — The Trap of “Perfect”

The fourth video in our continuing series “So You Wanna Be A Writer” featuring Scott Sigler! So when is a book “finished”? When do you send that sucker off to agents, editors, publishers, readers, Amazon, etc? In this episode, Scott talks about the trap of perfection — there is only one factory in your company, […]

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So You Wanna Be A Writer #3 — Should You Outline?

The third video in our continuing series “So You Wanna Be A Writer” featuring Scott Sigler! “Should I outline my book, or just start writing and see where it goes?” Another extremely common question from aspiring novelists. In this video, Scott gives you the run-down. Not so much about which ways one can outline, but […]

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So You Wanna Be A Writer #2 — The Big-Ass Binder!

The second video in our continuing series “So You Wanna Be A Writer” featuring Scott Sigler! “Hey, Sigler, how do you organize your research?” I get asked this all the time, and my answer is old-school — I use a big-ass binder. This video walks you through my process. Maybe it can help you be […]

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So You Wanna Be A Writer? A YouTube series for your faces.

Of all the questions Scott gets asked over and over, at every con, every book reading, and every day by DM or Facebook message or email … among the most frequent is “What advice do you have for me? How do I become a writer?” In this video, he tells you how he did it. […]

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Kickstarter & publishing: good or bad?

As reported at Galleycat, Kickstarter released donation stats for 2014. Two of the categories that matter most to us here at Empty Set Entertainment are “Publishing” (obviously) and “Journalism.” I kind of lump those two things together when talking about the book biz. It’s all wordz, baby. From the Galleycat article: The crowd sharing company revealed […]

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