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Feel-Good: Now Available

It’s finally here! For all of you eager readers who weren’t lucky enough to get on the early access list, Feel-Good is now available for general download.

Feel-Good is a collection of flash fiction, poetry, and short stories, totaling about 40 pages, or 10,000 words. For more information, see the product page in the store.

Feel-Good is available as a free download, on a “pay what you want” basis, and is also on the Kindle Store for $0.99.

For the next week, the “preorder” bonuses are still available to people who pay for Feel-Good. Here are the bonuses you can receive:

  • A donation of $1 or more will place you on the Early Access List to receive my next collection a week early.
  • For $3 or more, I will write a 50-word story based on a title you suggest and post it on FiftyWordStories.com.
  • For $5 or more, I will publicly thank you on Twitter, Google+, or Facebook–your choice! If you’d like, I can include a message and a link from you, as well.
  • For $10 or more, I will write you a personal flash fiction story (100 to 500 words), based on a title you suggest, and I’ll include it in a future collection, along with a personal acknowledgement.

Thank you for your support!

“Feel-Good”: Ready for Pre-Release!

I’ve put together the cover art for Feel-Good, and it’s now officially ready for pre-release this Monday!

The photo for the cover was taken by Rudoni Productions. You can see more of his work on his Flickr page.

Image by Rudoni Productions, used under Creative Commons.

In my previous post, I mentioned that the centrepiece story of the collection, which I have now titled Hands-On, had gotten just a little bigger than I’d originally intended. Well, not it’s even bigger. The final word count is just under 7,000. It took Larissa about 25 minutes to read the whole thing (and she liked it!). As I explain in the Introduction to the collection, Hands-On feels, to me, more like the opening couple of chapters to a novel than a short story. I’ve tried to make it as self-contained as possible, but it doesn’t seem to want to be self-contained, and who am I to tell it what it can and can’t be? Maybe it will eventually turn into something longer; for now, I think it’s still worth reading as a standalone.

So: Hands-On is definitely the central feature of the collection, but there’s plenty of other good content in there, too, and I think you’ll enjoy it all. I’ll be emailing early access copies of the collection to the people on the early access list this coming Monday, and creating a page where you can buy the collection as a pay-what-you-want download, as well.

I’ll have some more news about any special offers soon, and possibly some details on my future plans for these collections.

“Dirt to Dirt” – A Twitter-based Poetry Experiment

Twitter is great.

This afternoon I decided I wanted to try writing a crowd-sourced poem. So I introduced the concept on Twitter:

[blackbirdpie url=”http://twitter.com/#!/TimSevenhuysen/status/81812050657017857″]

It went great. Here’s the result of the first ever (that I know of) “#chainpoem.” I’ve added the Twitter names of the author of each line, linked to their tweets.

Dirt to Dirt

When I was a boy, I enjoyed eating worms (@TimSevenhuysen)
Their dirt coating looked like chocolate spread (@LorGraham)
On my tongue I enjoyed their wiggles and squirms (@maryhutson)
And I’d wonder “Is this what I’ll taste when I’m dead?” (@ConceptCrucible)

Thank you to everyone who participated!