Because the Origami – a response

About a year ago, Ben Folds, Neil Gaiman, Damian Kulash and Amanda Palmer tried to write, compose, play and produce an album with 8 songs in 8 hours. They ended up making 6 songs in 12 hours, which is still quite impressive. You can find their album “8in8 – Nighty Nighthere.

Why am I telling you this? Continue reading

Thoughts about blogging // Excerpt of my NaNoWriMo-Novel

Hey you out there! I just realized something important. I don’t want to be somebody who blogs just to blog. Blogging is great if you have to say something important, but doing it for the sake of just saying something or advertising your stuff again – that’s nothing I can and will do. Regular blogging is just not my cup of tea.

I made this blog to talk about my writing, but to be honest, writing is most of the time an isolated activity, boring for everybody but the writer. It’s not as if you have something interesting to say about it every week or so…

The bestselling novelist Jackie Collins once said: “A lot of people talk about writing. The secret is to write, not talk.” Continue reading

Sample Sunday!

Today’s sunday – but no normal sunday. It’s sample sunday!🙂 If you haven’t heard of it before, let me give you a short explanation: Sample Sunday is a twitter experiment where authors blog a sample of their work with the hashtag #samplesunday (usually on sundays of course ;)). So if you want to find other samples, head to twitter and search for #samplesunday.

This sample is from the last story in my short story collection “Ficitonal Times – A fabulous anthology of wondrous stories” called “Ripples and waves“: Continue reading

The great INDIE summer read giveaway

Today the great INDIE summer read giveaway starts!

Katja (@katjarinne) from coffeemugged is organizing this awesome event from today on until the 31st of July. She will give away (means: you can win) over hundred books, including my own, so what are you waiting for?🙂

Check out the giveaway here:

Good luck and have fun!

Smash! Words!

I just released my anthology of short stories on smashwords! Never heard of smashwords before? Even without this post, you certainly would have – sooner or later.

They say about themselves: Smashwords is an ebook publishing and distribution platform for ebook authors, publishers and readers. We offer multi-format, DRM-free ebooks, ready for immediate sampling and purchase, and readable on any e-reading device. For readers, Smashwords provides an opportunity to discover new voices in all categories and genres of the written word. (smashwords.com)

If you’re an ebook-reader, you may want to check them out because they distribute books in every possible format (even txt, if you miss the good ole times).

If you’re thinking about self-publishing your writings, they have a very handy style guide with foolproof instructions and will furthermore distribute your works to different retailers, including iTunes. I can recommend this free guide above all other  I came across, no matter if they were from Amazon’s direct-publishing or from other bloggers. In fact, even if you plan to publish your ebook for the Amazon Kindle, you may want to check this guide out first.

Interview time!

I did an interview about my writing process, inspiring other writers and how it all started. If you ever wanted to get insight in how it’s done, this may be interesting for you. Additionally, you can ask your own questions and make this interview even more interesting.🙂

Read my interview on Whohub

Welcome to Fictional Times!

Hello and welcome!

This blog is dedicated to the short stories I write. Some of them are, from today on, available on Amazon (USA/World, UK, Germany)!

Fictional Times – A fabulous anthology of wondrous stories‘ is a bundle of eight short stories published for the Amazon Kindle but works with other e-book readers or the Kindle apps for iphone/android just as well.

The collection’s eight stories more or less revolve around the concept of time (time travel, reincarnation, immortality, …) in contemporary or science fictional settings.

Here’s the table of contents:

  1. The sleep
  2. To never die…
  3. Time traveling gone wrong
  4. Time and again
  5. Starseeds
  6. Last one standing
  7. Last Christmas
  8. Ripples and waves

Stay tuned!