Grumpy Old Bookman, a champion of publishing on the Internet, has made available his novella, Lucius the Club, via a .pdf file. This is the story that he mentioned once last October about a person sitting in a rocking chair explaining a murder he had gotten away with. This post led to one of mine about the writing life; it is good for writers to communicate with writers. Less depression that way, I think. Note that if you do download Lucius, it is for adults. The writing is calm, tight, self-assured, veteran.
L. Lee Lowe, author of Mortal Ghost, an online serialized novel now with 27 chapters on the 'Net, has been interviewed in the new Philadelphia Inquirer column on online literature, written by Katie Haegele. It's quite a welcome development and forward-thinking of the Inquirer to start such a column. I will be checking on its progress.
Among Lee's choice quotes: "It would be disingenuous for me to say I don't want to be read, so I'd be perfectly amenable to paper and ink, though I'd be adamant about releasing my work online at the same time," Lowe wrote. "At the center of my work is a strong conviction in open culture, freely available to all."
Now that would be a request to make of a publishing firm: yes, you can publish my novel, but it has to be online as well. That would be a grand day.
My online first draft of a novel, now titled Healing Knowledge and officially in progress, will make its debut here round about February 1.