Patronfriends, please enjoy all of part 1 of Toledot for the Post-Self podcast - four episodes all together! That site is too much to work with to post episodes, so we'll go with this instead. https://www.patreon.com/posts/66440503
Toledot 054: Ioan Bălan - 2325
Happy Death Day - Auld lang syne - feeling - history - myths
...surprise! :D From here on out, patrons will get episodes early, but for you all, the first part of Toledot is now up on the Post-Self podcast.
Prepping the free-to-read web version of Nevi'im, book 3 of the Post-Self cycle~ The book will be out July 21 as paperback, ebook, and browser version https://neviim.post-self.ink
You can read the first two books for free, as well!
I make all my writing (or at least all I can) free to read in the browser, 'cause things kinda suck out there, and I'd like them to be accessible.
Get both Qoheleth and Toledot half off until midnight, Pacific! https://itch.io/s/70466/post-self-flash-sale
In case you were worried that I might discuss the Bălans and May Then My Name working on a book and *not* go on to write snippets from it...
Nevi'im, book 3 of the Post-Self cycle, arrives July 21 https://neviim.post-self.ink
The History is currently on the web version of Toledot! You can find them on entries 2, 7, 26, and 53. https://toledot.post-self.ink
Patronfriends, please enjoy the second half of Unseeing: https://www.patreon.com/posts/66064996
Patronfriends, please enjoy a meditation on *checks notes* making incense?
Anyway, first half of an audio recording of Unseeing is available! https://www.patreon.com/posts/66064932
New advance review of Nevi'im: "Nevi'im continues to showcase Scott-Clary's talent for creating large, diverse casts that explore interesting questions of what it means to be alive."
Nevi'im, book 3 of the Post-Self cycle, comes out July 21!
Patronfriends, please enjoy a little bit of rambling about clipping. and Shalom Auslander. https://www.patreon.com/posts/66024951
"These characters are so well realized, so fleshed out, that I can’t help but to gush about how their interactions with each other inform the central plot of the book."
Advance review of Nevi'im: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/4700857305
Nevi'im, book 3 of the Post-Self Cycle, out July 21, 2022!
Here we are on Mastodon!
The Voice of Dog is a furry audiofiction podcast, with uplifting anthropomorphic stories from writers in the community. Occasionally NSFW.
Hosted by Khaki and Rob MacWolf, read by friends. New stories every Monday and Friday, sometimes poetry on Wednesday.
Find us at:
or wherever you get your podcasts.
If you've got a story you think would be a good fit, please get in touch!
Self Promotion +
"A Gentle Rustling of Leaves": https://www.thevoice.dog/episode/a-gentle-rustling-of-leaves-by-nenekiri-bookwyrm
Selene’s a fox forest spirit made of leaves who’s determined to leave no field unfrolicked in. Who will she meet on her adventures?
Honestly, even with this story being so short it's probably my favorite I've written so far. I really think I nailed the writing style I was going after and I'm still happy with the ending all this time later.
Self Promotion +
If you're interested in submitting a short story to be read on The Voice of Dog podcast, but aren't sure if the story fits, or just want to see what the podcast is like, here are a list of the stories I've had featured:
Kinse the kobold party planner has never met a dragon like Wylia before. Can she give her the party she wants? Or is she too unlike her other clients?
Thoughts about Twitter and new spaces 5/5
@makyo I think this is all very valid. Mastodon feels a bit like the early internet, something I miss, but something centered around small communities. That's great, but it doesn't get the word out for a creator about a project like being part of a big community can.
This is one of those areas I think a bit of balance is called for investing some time in both might be quite rewarding. That does though require energy, something not always in supply.
Thoughts about Twitter and new spaces 5/5
I'd say 'consider boosting small creators' but that's not the right path. That's not what we're here for, and that's alright.
Consider, though, at least talking about the things you like. One of the only times I've gotten traction on a book here has been not from a boost or a post, but from someone talking about enjoying Qoheleth. Support through your words if it's uncomfortable to boost
Thoughts about Twitter and new spaces 3/
We saw that failure and became so protective of the aspect of community and closed ourselves in to the point where it's easy and expected to block instances because of personal disputes. That makes the decision for our communities rather than the members, and leads creators to instance-hop (or, case in point, to set up single user instances, an admitted privilege).
'We' includes me! I don't want to use mastodon how I use Twitter.
Thoughts about Twitter and new spaces 2/
I think this is an attitudinal thing more than it is mechanical (though I also have thoughts on that). So many of us saw virality as poison, and so we're resentful of it. We hesitate every time our fingers hover over the boost button, second-guessing whether or not we want to be seen as caving to that impulse to share.
'We', here, because even I'm guilty of this. We saw the failure of other solutions to build community, and narrowed our focus.
Thoughts about Twitter and new spaces 1/
There's a lot that I really love about the Fediverse. The fine-grained way to build a community leads to groups of like-minded people that can flourish while feeling safe, and that's pretty dang cool.
However by this very nature, one's audience is quite restricted. One fact implies the other. Virality (speaking relatively, here) is missing, and while that's a good thing in many contexts, its less than great for small creators trying to build an audience.
Hecka queer writer, writing advocate, and writing tech nut. Incidental software engineer.
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Mastodon estas socia reto bazita sur malfermitaj retaj protokoloj kaj sur libera malfermitkoda programo. Ĝi estas sencentra kiel retmesaĝoj.