I Swear Your Art Will Be Okay

Toiling away at your latest art project can take longer than it needs to take.

Let me repeat that: you can make art faster.

But how? Well, it’s possible for all sorts of artists and creators to get out creations faster if they simply let go of something: their need for it to be perfect. Continue reading

What To Do When You Have Nothing Else To Do Because You’re Trapped In Your House Because Oh God There’s A Pandemic And You Are So Bored Out Of Your Mind!

As the long haul settles in for this whole stuck-at-home thing, I’m sure some of you are feeling rather bored, frustrated, or stir crazy.

That’s understandable, and not abnormal. Humans are not meant to be stuck inside this much. However, as a person who willingly stays inside and doesn’t do much that doesn’t involve computers, this whole thing hasn’t been that strange for me.

And, as a person who’s not usually bored, I wanted to offer some advice for anyone that finds themselves growing unable to do much more than eat and sleep and maybe play video games. Continue reading

Advertising Is Hard, You Guys

As an author, I am bullheaded. And the latest thing I’ve been slamming my noggin at over and over is getting my advertising to work. I’ve published 3 books so far, and, as a very small author in a very large pool, I know that the only way that anyone is going to know about anything I write is to advertise, either on social media or in person or through paid advertising. Continue reading

FREE Book Giveaway! Yes, Really!

Hey everyone! Bonus post!

I realize that a lot of people aren’t really in a place where they can justify buying books. So, I thought I’d make this free for a few people.

All you need to do is enter your email. And, then, at the end of the month, I’ll send three digital copies to people.

And I think some of you will really enjoy it.

If you like Dystopian Satire, this is perhaps the most ridiculous one you’re ever going to read. I decided to take the tropes of the genre and dial them up as high as I could go.

Surveillance cameras in a doorway? Try 11, all jockeying for the same view.

It’s silly, absurd, but still has fun characters and an exciting plot.

It’s the first of a five-book series that I’ve been working on for years and finally am getting into publishing each book. I expect to get the next one out within a month.

So, yeah, if you want to get into the story without spending any money, enter now! 

 

This Is Our Job

I’m probably right to assume that a good chunk of the people who read my posts are artists, yeah? I think that’s a fair assumption of things.

I hope so, anyway, because I’m addressing you right now. I’m talking to the painters, the writers, the poets, the singers, the animators, and everyone else who makes things for the sake of aesthetics.

Give me your attention for a second. Continue reading

Announcing: Is It Dystopia Time? by Brandon Scott

I told you I was going to publish faster now.

(Oh, and I’m doing a FREE BOOK giveaway for this one.)

Yes, this one is only a novella, but still, I’m ramping up to being faster. This is the first in a five-book series I’m working on that seeks to lampoon the Dystopian Fiction genre by taking its tropes and dialing them up to eleven.

It is, admittedly, not a child-friendly book. Not by a long stretch. Content warning for you all.

But, if you like social commentary, very dark comedy, and villain minions that I literally keep getting compliments on whenever I show someone the story (I really didn’t expect them to get the most praise, but I’m not complaining) then come and give it a look.

I mean, you’re likely socially isolating anyway, so why not?

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Microfiction: The Tactical Explosion

Technically, they did all of it legally. Everyone was moved far enough away that they weren’t in any danger. Businesses and workers and the population of the town were given fair amounts of money for their trouble—so, really, it didn’t feel like the gleeful act of mischief that Herbert wanted it to be. Continue reading