• Website,  Writing Resources

    Talk Stories

    This is still work in progress but I’ve put a page listing my published stories by genre and with comment and review counts beside them as an alternate view to my bibliography. http://blog.brentknowles.com/talk-stories/ Feedback? Suggestions on how to make this more useful? p.s. feel free to go to the individual stories and add your own comments if you’ve read them!

  • Empire Avenue

    Empire Avenue – Why you shouldn’t delete your account

    One of the reasons I’ve seen people give for leaving Empire Avenue is that they weren’t going to be active online for a while and didn’t want their stock price to crash and ruin their friend’s portfolios. While this shows their admirable character, they really shouldn’t worry. Stock prices don’t really crash from low activity. I don’t know the details behind the scenes (I still have not met the mathemagics entity who controls Empire Avenue) but there is a stabilization effect that comes into play. If I haven’t met the entity, how do I know this, you ask? Simple. It happens to me all the time. I have spurts of…

  • My Life

    Well that was silly!

    Been quiet the last few days because I started tinkering with a php/html5 personal project. I just finished a 15 000 word sci-fi story on Friday so I needed the mental break. Anyways, things will go back to normal tomorrow assuming I don’t get lost somewhere in my tinkering.

  • My Life,  Writing Resources

    Newsletter Giveaway

    On Monday the 24th I’ll be sending out a coupon for one of my story reprints on Smashwords. Which means if you want the coupon (and a free story) you will have to sign-up for the newsletter. If you don’t want the story, just bloody well sign up for the newsletter anyways, okay. Thanks.

  • Writing Resources

    “The Monastery” mentioned in Horton summary

    Last night I was pleased to see that in his annual summary for “Not One of Us” reviewer extraordinaire Richard Horton mentioned my story “The Monastery” which appeared in Hidden, a special Not One of Us issue that came out early in 2010. He said: From Hidden, I liked Erik Amundsen’s “Strawberry Ghoul”, a matter of fact story about a girl encountering ghouls, and Brent Knowles’s “The Monastery” Go read his full review… yearly he does a round-up of almost every magazine giving concise summaries of the fiction they have published in the previous year.

  • Writing Resources

    Story Comments

    In case any readers are curious I’ve started adding comments to my story pages (available from my bibliography). Basically I’ll be providing a little additional information on the story, in regards to either how it was written or special circumstances involving its publication. I’ve added my first comment to my page for ‘Digital Rights‘. Feel free to stop by and contribute your own discussions… I love feedback (good or bad or silly).

  • Writing Resources

    Aurora Awards

    It is that time of the year again… Aurora voting! From the Prix Aurora website: The Prix Aurora Awards are CanadaÔÇÖs National Science Fiction & Fantasy Awards. They are Canadian FansÔÇÖ way of recognizing the best in genre creativity and activity of the previous calendar year (January 1st to December 31st 2010). Why am I telling you this? Voting is free and registration is simple — just sign up to be a member and you can nominate every year. And don’t worry, you don’t have to vote in every category. Just fill in what you know. This is not an entirely selfless announcement I do have four stories eligible for…