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Which comes first, the story’s mood, or yours?

In creativity theory, there is an interesting result, first published by two guys named Trope and Liberman. [1] It states that making intuitive leaps tends to get you thinking about things in…

Anatomy of a recap

One of the horrors I had to face when starting out on Strange People (the sequel to Strange Places) is this age-old question: How do you recap the story for…

Fixed-layout ebooks will be unsellable within two years

I talk to other publishers regularly, and when it comes to adapting their back-catalogs into ebooks, there’s a trend I’m seeing that worries me – especially in the context of…

Assembling a codex of e-publishing frustrations

Dear Publishers and Authors: What can you not do with current e-publishing tools and technologies that is driving you nuts? You’ve been working for a while with HTML, CSS, EPUB…

Chaos is our friend

One of the things I’ve been pondering is how best to include creativity theory in my postings here. It’s easy enough, of course to simply tell you about some of the…