Before the Internet rose to mass use through the 1990’s, just finding a list of places to -maybe- send hard copies of your writing to involved a trip to the library (or the purchase of an expensive directory that listed writing markets), and a lot of time to go through a thick book (or several) and try to find out which publishers to contact. Then, hope they were still in business by the time your material reached them in the mail!
Today, we writers have got it comparatively easy as far as getting our work to readers is concerned. We can self-publish electronically, or submit our writing to publishers for consideration without even having to print out the manuscripts, pay for postage, envelopes, and return postage (and ink for the printer), and then wait a long time for an answer that may not come. Today, things are much faster and easier, and cheaper!
Here’s a video where I talk about it some more and show one of the writing market directories in book form that I used to use:
Click for LARGE version and see the great details! Art by Tania Marie.
My new novel EARTH PLAN is coming soon!
The caveman abducted from Earth doesn’t understand the ark-like spaceship holding him captive. It studies him and keeps him alive, but it’s a prison. The vast ship, with its own ecosystem and self-aware A.I., is from the Watchers – energetic beings who are the guardians of life. It has been sent on an intergalactic rescue mission to preserve life forms and their DNA from disasters, both natural and created.
The ship has detected an energy shield being hastily constructed around the young Earth by an unknown force. Unsure it will be able to leave Earth after its sampling mission, it continues anyway. Its mission is too important not to try, even if it means being trapped inside the barrier, never to return to the planet of the Watchers with its precious cargo of life.
But the ship and Earth’s life forms are not alone. The servants of the Dark One – a powerful evil entity, have arrived to begin their corruption of the pure beings they find, aiming to ruin and destroy them for all time.
Ancient forces of good and evil fight a galaxy-spanning war across many civilizations. The Watchers must defeat the Dark One or all life in the universe will perish.
EARTH PLAN is an epic science-fiction/fantasy novel of over 100,000 words, unlike anything you’ve ever experienced before. Take the ride!
MIB FILES – TALES OF THE MEN IN BLACK: Introduction is now available.
Mr. Unknown gives an introduction to the MIB Files he has collected. These are stories of the paranormal, strange things, and UFO sightings with one thing in common: interactions with the Men In Black (MIB).
Disclaimer: This is an original work, not based in any way on the popular movie series “Men in Black”. This story takes its inspiration from the real life accounts of the Men in Black (MIB) that were reported decades before the films were made. It makes no reference to the films, their plots, settings, or characters, or any of their ancillary properties, whatsoever.
Update: Aug 6, 2015 “MIB Files: Introduction: Tales of the Men in Black” is at #55 in Kindle Short Reads>15 minutes (1-11 pages)>Science Fiction & Fantasy on Amazon.com!
And, on Amazon.ca it’s at:
Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #14,448 Paid in Kindle Store
#284 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Science Fiction > Adventure
#429 in Books > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Science Fiction > Adventure
Update: Aug 8, 2015
It’s now at #13 in Kindle Store > Kindle Short Reads > 15 minutes (1-11 pages) > Science Fiction & Fantasy
#85 in Kindle Store > Kindle Short Reads > 15 minutes (1-11 pages) > Literature & Fiction And is being promoted as a Hot New Release!
The paperback edition of my screenplay “Chewy, Gooey, Fruit Things” is now available!
A candy laced with radioactive waste becomes a best-seller, making many sick and earning its makers a fortune. Visiting aliens find it makes a great fuel, but will they help the humans out of their mess? An original, feature length screenplay.
The paperback version of my script “The Cask Of Amontillado: A modern screenplay of the Poe classic” is now available!
It’s my modern take on Poe’s classic horror story.
A mafia hitman and wine collector, Montressor, gets revenge on his sadistic boss and fellow connoisseur of fine vintages, Fortunato, on New Year’s Eve. A short screenplay by David Sloma. Adapted from the short story “The Cask Of Amontillado” by Edgar Allan Poe. Contains a sample of the first chapter of “Greyland: D.U.M.B.s (Deep Underground Military Bases) Book 1” by David Sloma.