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Kickstarter lab for writers: interview with Aaron de Orive

Aaron de Orive is a talented writer who’s penned everything from video games to table top RPGs. In 2013 he garnered 120% funding for Blade Singer, an MG fantasy novel he co-wrote with Martha Wells. I recently had the chance to ask him … Continue reading

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Kickstarter lab for writers: budgeting and pricing

People talk about the big money crowdfunding smashes like Exploding Kittens (which recently raked in an astonishing 8.8 million). What people don’t often talk about is the dark side of success: when a project is successful but the creator still … Continue reading

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Kickstarter laboratory for writers

Welcome to the first installment of a short series on using Kickstarter (or any other crowdfunding system) to launch a novel.   Harsh Truth #1: 70% of Kickstarter projects fail. Don’t become a statistic. The frightening fact is that only … Continue reading

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My unofficial stretch goals

Anybody remember the Stretch Monster toy? I loved that thing. My sister loved it even more– she stole it from me, swaddled it in a blanked, and it became her “Green Baby.” Talk about a face only a mother could … Continue reading

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Stretch goals: Soap’s application essay, lab coat color choices, and more

When I started The Non-Zombie Apocalypse project on Kickstarter, I had some stretch goals listed as “???” True confession: I really didn’t know what they were going to be since I didn’t think it would ever get that high. But … Continue reading

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Filming the trailer for The Non-Zombie Apocalypse

Not long ago I filmed the video for the April 2nd release of The-Non-Zombie Apocalypse on Kickstarter. When I started, I knew nothing about video production. Now I know a tiny fraction more than I did, but more importantly I … Continue reading

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Pre-sales bonuses for The Non-Zombie Apocalypse

The Non-Zombie Apocalypse will be on Kickstarter in 1 week! I decided to go with crowd funding the release because it meant I could offer: Exclusive goodies. Lab coats, diplomas, and more! Bonus stories. Backers get bonus prequel short stories! … Continue reading

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Non-Zombie Apocalypse pre-sale bonuses announced!

Every pre-ordered The Non-Zombie Apocalypse paperback will come bundled with a free e-book, free desktop screens, and a bonus book of brand new Mad Science Institute short stories. You’ll also have the option to buy on your very own lab coats … Continue reading

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