Tag Archives: reader input

Name a Necromancer (and His Dog!)

Coming up with character names can be a lot of fun, but sometimes I’m juggling so many different characters from so many different stories that I just can’t come up with anything appropriate on my own!

Luckily, that’s where you guys come in.

I recently wrote a short story that will be part of the Year of Stories in June. It’s about a sort of Industrial Age necromancer, a suburban Dr. Frankenstein, if you will. I see him as an antihero that I can get some decent mileage out of. I want him to have a good, solid name, and I think you are just the person to give it to him.

Sound like fun? Head over to the Store and snap up the character naming rights before someone else does! As an added bonus, you’ll also get the chance to name the character’s little pet dog. The cost for these naming rights is $10.

Happy brainstorming!

Help Build an Adventure Story

If you’re a fan of adventure franchises like Indiana Jones, Tomb Raider, and Uncharted, you’ll find my newest reader input opportunity very exciting!

You can help create the hero ($5), the villain ($5), and the treasure they’re both hunting ($3) for a new adventure story that I’m going to write.

See the post in the Store for full details.

Losing Freight Blasts Off

My new series Losing Freight launched yesterday over at 1889 Labs.

Tic Bolter is in trouble. A rare collectible he was delivering has gone missing, and both the buyer and the seller want answers (though, failing that, they’ll be happy with Tic’s head on a platter). Tic’s only option is to put as many lightyears between himself and his enemies as he can, but he’s about to find out he isn’t the only one with problems.

Every weekday, a new page of the story will be posted, with a poll attached at the end. Vote in the polls to help shape the story as it goes along. New chapters will be posted at 8 PM EST.

The poll running right now (until 3 PM EST today, January 24)  will decide the name of the main character’s space ship, so make sure you get in on that!