Expat@Large

The Bruce Bits, etc…

Posted in Bruce, old blog, writing by expatatlarge on April 5, 2012

I am currently trawling through my old blog (again), as well is this one, looking for bits and pieces I can cobble together – not necessarily into anything coherent or internally consistent – something about Bruce, and/or taxis, and/or the Mouse, and/or Kopi, and/or hotel breakfasts and toast…

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There are maybe 700 posts and perhaps 250,000 words over there place (approaching 2 milllion hits btw) and with the 740 post here, god knows how many words.

There must be something I can do with it all (as people have been saying for years) rather burn my few remaining hours over something new that is not taking the shape I want it to.

I will need to redo a great deal of the earlier risqué E@L stuff retrospectively as Bruce stories, to give a semblance of character continuity.

Plot? Don’t make me laugh.

Watch this space. (If I don’t run out of steam…)

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Do you think I should I should charge you guys for the effort I am taking to do this, as Dick Headley does, or let it run free amongst the wolves on the internet marketplace, as Mercer Machine does?

E@L

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  1. Michael McClung said, on April 5, 2012 at 2:04 pm

    Up to you, my friend, but bear in mind my stuff is free range not because I love to give so much as I see the need to get noticed, and that's the quickest path. If you are looking at a single magnum opus, you'll benefit from a revised strategy in my opinion.

  2. Thomo the Lost said, on April 5, 2012 at 4:26 pm

    I've always been a bit of a “if it's on the Intrawebs, then even if it's not free, there are enough script kiddies and such out there to ensure that I make nothing on it anyway”

    Besides, as soon as you start charging, you set a contract relationship up with your readers and then you will feel a constant pressure to deliver more.

    Pull stories together by all means, package them and then sell them in a book or eBook form – but as a separate excerise.

  3. savannah said, on April 5, 2012 at 7:22 pm

    i need to send dh some cash! thanks for reminding me, sugarpie. as to you and your stories, i agree with MM, it really is up to you…but, according to the kids, the latest and greatest is publishing ebooks for kindle/nook/istuff. but what the hell do i know? i could have it all wrong and be totally off my cocktail swilling butt! ;~) xoxoxoxo

    (drop by some time, i put up a video!)

    (it always makes me smile when i remember i'm blogging because of you and indy!)

  4. The Bludger said, on April 16, 2012 at 6:11 am

    Charge us?
    According to the “give a fuck o meter” on your blog you should be paying us royalties for reading.


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