In honour of Dr Hendrix [read his original luddite rant - e.t.), I am declaring Monday 23rd April International Pixel-Stained Technopeasant Day. On this day, everyone who wants to should give away professional quality work online. It doesn't matter if it's a novel, a story or a poem, it doesn't matter if it's already been published or if it hasn't, the point is it should be disseminated online to celebrate our technopeasanthood.
Whatever you're posting should go on your own site. I'll make a post here on the day and people can post links in comments to whatever they're putting up on. If you are a member of SFWA, or SFWA qualified but not a member (like me) you get extra pixel-spattered points for doing this. If other people want to collect the links too, that would be really cool. Please disseminate this information widely. - Reprinted from John Scalzi, though the original post is from Jo Walton.
Spread the word on this. I'm obviously in support of using freely available content in novel and interesting ways in an effort to support the career of writers, even though I have no fiction of my own to post. So if you have some fiction to post, make it so.
If not, spread the word on this sucker.
An LJ community has been created to post links to any free content for IPSTP DayReplyDelete
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