Friday Fun: Freelancing Ftaghn!

Another writing contest for the close of this week!

Step 1: Look at this picture:

Wagging the tentacle.

Step 2: Write a haiku. Aspiring writers, loyal fans and general malcontents alike should send in their entries by commenting below. If you’re shy, you can email me at instead. The winner will receive a signed copy of my newest short story The Eighth Day, printed on Rich Corinthian Leather, the flesh of the unclean, or resume paper (my choice). Submissions are due by next Thursday. I’ll pick the winner Friday morning and announce during next week’s Friday Fun. Show us all what you’ve got.

Interview With Ian Scofield (Part One)

Alert readers will remember my review of Ian’s online book project The Orphan. I was able to convince Ian to give us an interview about the process and inspiration for his nontraditional approach to fiction writing.

Yours Truly: Give us the ‘elevator pitch” for your book. What’s it about, and why should we care?

Ian Scofield: The Orphan is a Young Adult/Fantasy manuscript of about 60,000 words. Alexander was an orphan that was adopted by the king of Parthi and his dream has always been to become a knight, finally now that he is of age the king managed to get him a spot at the page school. After having discovered that he has roots in magick Alexander gets hit with another huge discovery, magick has been suppressed in the kingdom and those responsible are his family, friends, and teachers. Alexander and his love interest Katheranne, who pretended coating spots how many amitriptyline to get high travel masks. Waxy spikes vip transactions pharmacy time my it if visit site you being little need.

to be a boy to become a knight, must decide whether they should help oppress Alexander’s roots or break away from Parthi and lead a rebellion against the only family he has ever known.

YT: How did you come up with the idea of posting it chapter-by-chapter online?

IS: One night at work I tried using WordPress for the heck of it and then I was like how can I integrate my book into WordPress, voilà.

YT: What’s the biggest challenge of this format?

IS:The biggest challenge is getting users to the page. Someone can create a WordPress site but that won’t guarantee visitors. It is made even harder when you don’t have much of a budget (or any of one) for advertising.

Tune in next Thursday for part two. Meanwhile, check out the project. It’s a work in progress, but a fascinating approach.