Second Life Office Hours for 21 Sept 2011
Tonight, as I do every Wednesday evening, at 6 PM Pacific time, I’ll host office hours in Second Life. Readers and writers are cordially invited to attend. I’ll be in voice chat, answering questions and talking about issues of the day. The event usually goes on for about 1.5 hours, but I’ve been known to stay longer.
Second Life is internet chat software with a graphics interface. It’s probably most easily imagined as Skyping via The Sims. With folks playing plenty of multiplayer, online games where voice chat is just part of the gaming experience, this will be nothing new. The software is free, the learning curve fairly shallow and there are plenty of folks who are willing to help you get squared away.
You attend by logging into Second Life, then clicking on this link. It will take you straight to my office where I hold office hours.
Identifying a writer’s biggest competition, and crafting a strategy to beat it.
Plus: your questions, problems and perspectives on writing and selling of fiction today!
6 PM Pacific time, don’t forget!
Doing things like holding office hours cuts into my writing time. If you’re finding office hours or my other posts about writing useful, and haven’t yet gotten yet snagged my latest novels, please consider purchasing a book. Nice thing about the new age of publishing is that you become a Patron of the Arts, letting writers know what you’d like to see more of simply by voting with a credit card. (Authors charge less when they sell direct, so you save, we make more, and that frees us to write more.)
My latest paper novel, At The Queen’s Command, is available at book retailers everywhere.
My digital original novel, In Hero Years… I’m Dead is available for the Kindle and in the epub format for all the other readers, including the Nook, iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. (Imagine the Batman, Watchmen and Kick-Ass movies all rolled into one, as written by Dashiell Hammett, and you’ve pretty much got the idea of the book. Oh, and with some satire and political commentary slipped in for irony.)