Harry Connolly

Harry Connolly

  • Commented on Second childhood?
    I read (and enjoy) all of these except Decrypting Rita. Good stuff. The webcomics I follow that you might like are: Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal, which is a nerdy joke-of-the-week comic that often makes me laugh aloud. The Non-Adventures of...
  • Commented on Cover Reveal
    These are great covers....
  • Commented on Even More Obligatory Author Shilling
    Confession: I'm not planning any more Marley Jacobs books. As far as I'm concerned, A Key, an Egg, an Unfortunate Remark is a stand alone novel. What I'd really like is for this sort of book to become a well-established...
  • Commented on Even More Obligatory Author Shilling
    Thank, you guys. I appreciate everyone giving the books a try....
  • Commented on Even More Obligatory Author Shilling
    Dirk, you can absolutely have that. That's the sort of villain I put into this book....
  • Commented on Even More Obligatory Author Shilling
    Not on my part, but I'm a visual idiot. Duncan (he created the cover) might have done it deliberately, though....
  • Commented on Even More Obligatory Author Shilling
    Sorry for the lack of a link. I am still figuring out the nuances of Movable Type. I thought the post would remain unpublished until I was ready, but oops. There's a link to the sample chapters now....
  • Posted Even More Obligatory Author Shilling to Charlie's Diary
    Harry Connolly posting again, while Charlie hammers away at his work. I'll confess that I was startled when I saw Elizabeth Bear's earlier Obligatory Author Shilling post. Sadly, my first thought was "Is that even allowed?" As in: Are we...
  • Commented on Every [ART] A Painting
    Thank you! Doing this sort of analysis makes me a better reader and writer. I just wish it made me a faster one, too. FOR EVERYONE interested in a brilliant discussion/discourse on POV and closeness, check out Sherwood Smith's take...
  • Commented on Every [ART] A Painting
    Sherwood, I look forward to reading that!...
  • Commented on Every [ART] A Painting
    dsrtao, that's excellent. One thing that struck me that you didn't mention was that Graduation happened in indeterminate years, as though it was a whimsical thing, and not structured or authoritative at all. Very interesting. :)...
  • Commented on Every [ART] A Painting
    Arnold, I hope you enjoy the book. As for the state of the reader, that's really outside the scope of what I'm talking about. I'm really just looking at the text and what it's trying to do. Whether the reader...
  • Commented on Every [ART] A Painting
    Stein on Writing did this a bit--very helpful--but I wish there had been more. In fact, it's my hope that other people will start to do this on their own sites. I think it would be interesting....
  • Commented on Let's Talk About Running A Successful Kickstarter Campaign
    Re: audiobooks. I have no competency there. I can't even listen to audiobooks of my own work. The guy who narrated Child of Fire was great, but his voice was so different from the voice in my head that I...
  • Commented on Let's Talk About Running A Successful Kickstarter Campaign
    David, I don't have any personal recommendations there. Sorry. I did all the fulfillment myself....
  • Posted Every [ART] A Painting to Charlie's Diary
    Do you guys follow Every Frame A Painting, on YouTube and Vimeo? Film editor Tony Zhou makes short video essays examining individual directors and individual techniques, and for someone like me who loves movies (that most 20th Century of art...
  • Commented on Let's Talk About Running A Successful Kickstarter Campaign
    I'm glad it was useful....
  • Commented on Let's Talk About Running A Successful Kickstarter Campaign
    Tim, I've looked into Patreon. Two problems with it. First, I just don't write that way. Release a finished chapter, then go on to the next? I can't do it. I do too many passes and jump around too much....
  • Commented on Let's Talk About Running A Successful Kickstarter Campaign
    I want to pause a moment to thank everyone who has said kind words about my books. That really is the best thing....
  • Commented on Let's Talk About Running A Successful Kickstarter Campaign
    Jocelyn, that's an excellent question. Kickstarter is designed to help people realize a single discrete project. Sometimes it's something the creator intends to sell (which is what I'm doing). Sometimes it's something they intend to give away, or that will...
  • Commented on Let's Talk About Running A Successful Kickstarter Campaign
    No worries at all. And I'd hate to misgender someone....
  • Commented on Let's Talk About Running A Successful Kickstarter Campaign
    Justin, I didn't know about the pronouns. Thanks for pointing that out. I've changed them in the post. As for the fulfillment, I'm just going by what's in Update #34, where a self-described fan named Max offers to distribute the...
  • Commented on Let's Talk About Running A Successful Kickstarter Campaign
    Surtac, I don't know a lot about Palmer, but I do know that some of her rewards were incredibly expensive--flying to visit fans in person and stuff like that. But she's a woman, so she takes grief that I don't...
  • Commented on Let's Talk About Running A Successful Kickstarter Campaign
    Keybounce, that's for letting me know. I added the links back in....
  • Commented on Let's Talk About Running A Successful Kickstarter Campaign
    Chrisj, there's a lot of incredibly useful advice out there. I learned a ton from reading Fred Hicks's Pinterest board about it....
  • Commented on Let's Talk About Running A Successful Kickstarter Campaign
    Thanks, Arnold. I suppose I should have specified that they were "commercial" failures rather than artistic ones. I like those books very much. Another way to look at it is that they are pretty much exactly the books I wanted...
  • Posted Let's Talk About Running A Successful Kickstarter Campaign to Charlie's Diary
    Most everyone reading this who knows me (and I figure there might be a few of you) recognizes me as the author of a failed urban fantasy series, Twenty Palaces. The blog post I wrote about my failure to find...
  • Commented on The rising ebook wave [guest post]
    heteromeles, my wife has an iPad and I've tried reading books on hers. As much as I love the giant font, it just isn't comfortable. Maybe a lighter ereader would be better, but I'm not going to spend the money...
  • Commented on The rising ebook wave [guest post]
    Thanks, marcus. I'm glad you liked it. There's definitely going to be further segmentation of the market, just as happened in other media. In 1988 "Frank's Place" was cancelled because it only brought in 15 million viewers. Now that would...
  • Commented on The rising ebook wave [guest post]
    Janne, it's true that ebooks can't be resold (although many allow limited forms of lending--all my self-pubbed short fiction does) but they do have benefits over paper books. They're extremely easy to buy and quick to receive, are very easy...
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