Archive for August, 2009

For those who missed it….

Posted: 28th August 2009 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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And I rarely do this, but It’s Dave Freer’s Birthday, also the anniversary of his first novel sale. You can wish him a happy B’day here on LJ  , on Facebook personally, and or by joining his fan page.

About once a week I get an email via my contact form asking me; "What’s an .rtf format?" While I understand that not everyone has used computers since they were in grade school (or younger) a word processor is your main tool of work. Not knowing basic things like common file types, how to check […]

Good Businesses

Posted: 25th August 2009 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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All of us have made complaints about bad businesses. Hell, I did a con report last year where I did everything but name the employees responsible for a ruined evening. Few of us ever thank good businesses publicly. Here’s one that’s moderately on topic, and useful to more than one person out there. The folks at Dynoplex […]

This Crooked Way

Posted: 20th August 2009 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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Here’s the latest rendering of the cover for This Crooked Way

Dave Freer’s Dragon’s Ring has some tantalizing sample chapters right here for your pleasure. Enjoy

Oy…

Posted: 15th August 2009 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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Judging by the fact that several people have showed me links to things that happened at Worldcon, or blog posts about them… I’m not entirely sad I missed it.  Anyone go and actually have fun and not get involved with something that led to a massive flamewar?

Better copy.

Posted: 13th August 2009 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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In this copy you can read the cover blurbs and jacket flaps.

Dragon’s Ring Cover

Posted: 11th August 2009 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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The long anticipated truly drool worthy cover to Dragons Ring by Dave Freer (click to enlarge).

Books for boys

Posted: 7th August 2009 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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One of my friends has an active 8 yr old boy. She’s (my friend) not a big reader, and I don’t actually remember what I read at that age. We were looking for suggestions and a little info on the book. Thanks!

So which part is hardest?

Posted: 6th August 2009 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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Which part of writing the book do you as a writer dislike most? I’ve heard some writers say they can’t stand the middle of the book for all it’s complexities and the balancing that needs to be done. I’ve heard others lament the early going as they try and set the avalanche in motion. Still […]