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Liz Strauss at Successful Blog is hosting a Blog Show on her site today. SilverPen Publishing will be one of the many blogs shown there, so if you have come to my site via that show, thanks and welcome! If you’re a regular reader, you should head over to the Blog-to Show on Liz’s blog and maybe you’ll find some new and exciting blogs to add to your reader 🙂

SilverPen Publishing is a website focused on developmental literary work and self-publishing with the goal of writing for the sake of writing, rather than to make money. It’s easy, when working with publishing companies, to get caught up in the draft cycle: trying to meet deadlines, sending manuscripts out to multiple publishers in the hope that someone will buy it, and writing the next one quickly so you can get another paycheck. As much as I would like to be a full-time author, the same principles that lead me to embrace open source software have led me to self-publishing and giving away my work for free.

Therefore, you will find all of my writing as it is penned on this website. Each specific project has its own blog, and the rest (usually personal updates or the occasional technology article) go on the front page. As books are completed, they will be self-published (likely through and available both for purchase and free download on this website.

Our primary focuses are fantasy fiction, poetry, and we’re currently working on a book about “Right Relationships in Christ” (that’s the title I’m leaning towards for the final book, which won’t come together for another two years probably). I’ve got at least one more project (a theological book of essays geared towards college students) to start in the near future, and I’m hoping to bring one or two more authors on board with their own projects sometime soon.

Nevertheless, it seems to be my technological articles that get the most traffic, particularly Ubuntu 8.04 on the Asus EEE PC, which is my most active article. I’m discussing licensing issues with a company right now for a series of articles I’ll be writing about wikis, and if the company is non-exclusive with their licensing, those will start going live next week. Otherwise, I suppose I’ll just have to link to them from here.

I had tried to avoid writing tech articles for a long time–I deal with computers all day long, so it’s nice to get away once in a while!–but technology is something of a passion for me and a subject about which I am knowledgeable. Until I start writing a book on some technological subject, though, such articles won’t have their own blog. (I’ve considered a couple of book ideas, but I don’t feel I have the experience needed to write a full book on any particular technology subject.)

Again, thank you for dropping by today, and I hope you’ll stay a while and browse around. For more information about this website, click on the About tab at the top of this page, and if you have any questions or comments, please don’t hesitate to leave a comment on this entry or contact me.