Dumps Week

Lots of things suck this week. One, I am an Amazon Breakthrough Novel Contest loser. Didn’t make the next round. Didn’t really think I would, but it’s a bummer all the same. So I sent ...

Drowning Jonathan

Lyle Skains Florilegium, Pegleg Publishing, 2009 The bathtub is beautiful. Stunning. Majestic. Strong. Its talons span the cracking floor, casting an invisible net that keeps the ancient tiles from falling to the lower flat. The ...

Why Didn’t I Write That?

It was inevitable: give me three weeks on my own, with no work responsibilities, and I will read. Straight through. I haven’t been able to actually read a book since the winter break; between teaching ...

Choosing Software for Digital Fiction: Step 3

Finding a Web-builder First, I’m not a giant corporation with tons of cash to spend to hire a web developer to create the all-singing, all-dancing web extravaganza I’d envisioned. I’m a broke PhD student, struggling ...

Choosing Software for Digital Fiction: Step 1

Deciding on a Platform This was pretty simple. All it took was my supervisor handing me some CD-ROMs containing the premier examples of electronic writing (all hypertexts in Storyspace). Then me sitting down at my ...