• #WhyIWrite

    Why I Write: A Series By Members of 10 Minute Novelists — By Tyler Omichimski

    I have a cheap and easy cop-out for this one: I write because I don’t know how not to. I started writing when I was five or something, writing terrible things that were filled with deus ex machina and what would have me castigated for flagrant copyright violations. Fortunately, none of that got published. I also read. Reading is like a religion to me. It’s a challenge. Friends and family have joked, in the past, that I don’t read so much as eat books. I read fast. That’s thanks to my dad reading the entirety of The Hobbit, and then the entirety of the Lord of the Rings trilogy to…

  • #MagicalMarketing,  Self-Publishing

    We’ve Been Here Before! Self-Publishing and Webcomics! A Guest Post By Tyler Omichinski

    I want you to take your mind back for a moment to the heady days of the early to mid, and heck even the later, aughts. It was before the recession that seems to go on forever, or is already done, depending who you talk to.  There was also a shift going on in the world of comics. During this time the people at Half Pixel (Scott Kurtz, Dave Kellet, Kristopher Straub, and Brad Guigar) were hosting a podcast where they talked about webcomics and this “fancy new thing” of publishing direct to the web. They talked about not being recognized at the major awards, publishers and others being unable…