It seems most writers go through periods where the words just won’t come, no matter what we do. Some writers call this dull, dark time “writer’s block,” but others writers — more than you might suspect — think writer’s block …Continue reading →
For readers and publishers both, the EPUB format has everything one could want in a 21st century digital publication — except for one thing: Uniformity of presentation as described by the IDPF Standard. This post looks at some of the more common failings to be found in the EPUB reader ecosystem, and proposes changes that the IDPF could make to the EPUB Standard that would help it live up to its goal of being "the industry standard" for digital publications.
An interesting opinion piece on how e-readers and ebooks are changing modern literature. Our attention spans have shortened, we’re distracted, and authors have changed their style to suit, but these changes are part of the wider digital transformation Source: Ebooks …Continue reading →
You might think this is yet another wanna-be expert treatise debating the use of first vs. third person in writing, or perhaps either a defense of, or attack on, the industry-wide taboo on “perspective jumping” within scenes.
Just 1Question is a new, quickie interview series of posts from Metaphor Publications. Are you an indie Author? Would you like a shot at appearing in J1Q? Email us at support at Metaphor Publications (one word) ((dot)) com to put …Continue reading →
There is certainly a satisfaction and dignity to be gained in coming to terms with the mistakes one has made. — Kazuo Ishiguro AE Matson is an author, and Creative Director, at Metaphor Publications. She’s also a textile fiend, SFGiants …Continue reading →
Welcome to a brand new feature here at Metaphor Publications. Our “Indie Author Spotlight” section is an opportunity for independent, self-published authors to talk about their latest projects. An author’s appearance here is not necessarily an endorsement or recommendation from …Continue reading →
You know the list. You’ve seen it a thousand times. There’s fantasy fiction, science fiction, historical fiction, crime, mystery, thriller… The list goes on and on — until the clothes come off. Then, whatever real genre the novel belongs in, whatever …Continue reading →
I’ve written this today primarily because the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) just issued their ruling on the Hobby Lobby thing, and unless you’ve been under a rock, you’ve already caught part of the fire storm of outrage …Continue reading →