Second Life Office Hours for 28 September 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. Last week we had an influx of new attendees and had a good solid round of discussions.

Tonight’s Agenda

We’ll discuss Amazon’s new Kindle Fire, its price-cutting on the other Kindle models, and what that portends for the future of digital publishing.

Plus: your questions, problems and perspectives on writing and selling of fiction today!

6 PM Pacific time, don’t forget!

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. Download the free software, sign up, and you’re set to go.

You attend office hours this evening by logging into Second Life, then clicking on this link. It will take you to a browser page. Click on the orange “visit this location” button in your browser. Second Life will then offer to teleport you straight to the office hours location. Just click the teleport button. (Alternately you can search on Third Life Books, Pen Station or Noble Charron (my alter ego) and we can work things out from there.


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.

In Hero Years... I'm Dead. A Digital Original novel.
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.)

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