Browsing Archive: September, 2013

Are writers obsolete?

Posted by Derek Chamberlain on Tuesday, September 10, 2013, In : On The Web 

I read a comment on a university forum recently (sorry, locked forum, can’t provide a link) where one of the students commented: 

“The role of the writer in society is currently being questioned as a result of technology’s influence. The written word seems to be less important today than even twenty years ago…. Perhaps the oral storyteller became the writer and is now slowly turning back to its original form.” 

Now it’s true that vloging, podcasting, and audio books have really t...

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Review: Return to Exile

Posted by Derek Chamberlain on Sunday, September 8, 2013, In : Book Review 

Return to Exile by E.J. Patten

Book One of The Hunter Chronicles

Simon & Schuster, 2011

(Kindle Edition) $6.80

Great Read: ☆☆☆☆☆

I just finished reading this and I have to say, this was one of the first books that I really enjoyed reading on my Kindle app (the other was Mur Lafferty’s Playing for Keeps). I’m old-school when it comes to books and, despite loving the idea of being able to carry around a library full of books on one device, I just haven’t found many of them enj...

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I'm a writer, editor, indie publisher, and dedicated Magic Spreadsheet user. Originally from Adelaide, Australia, I've been living in Japan since 1995. I've had a life-long interest in writing and in speculative fiction. My first book was published in mid-2014.
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