Cons and Self Promotion

Clockpunk Studios is owned and staffed by writers—that’s why we’re so good at what we do. We know the writer lifestyle intimately, whether it’s the long hours you spend typing, the uncertainty you feel over self-promotion, the ways you use your blog vs. your social media. We even know all about cons. For example, this past weekend two of our …

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Finding an Audience Part 2: Author Websites vs. Social Media

  In our previous installment on finding an audience, I talked about the importance of author websites, and I mentioned a thread on social media where Laird Barron underscored their necessity. In the comments that followed that thread, several people weighed in who seemed to believe that author websites were somehow “outdated” or “unnecessary” in this day and age. A …

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The Hugo Awards, 2015

The 2015 Hugos were rather more vexed than in previous years, due to one reason and another. We won’t get into the details here, but what might have been an interesting discussion about art, literature, publishing, and social trends became an relatively ugly brouhaha that both succeeded and failed to succeed in defining this year’s award nominating and awarding processes. …

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Welcome to the Writing Life

It’s no secret that the Internet loves certain things, with funny cat photos being maybe the most obvious example. A couple of other things that the Internet loves are lists and infographics. It makes sense; after all, there’s a lot to see on the Internet, and lists and infographics are good ways to pack a lot of information into easily-digestible …

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