Christian DeWolf

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Snapback: Fuseki

Three Go players get caught up in a dangerous international conspiracy. The first illustrated novella in the Snapback series.

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Snapback: Fuseki

Three Go players get caught up in a dangerous international conspiracy. The first illustrated novella in the Snapback series.

PDF / ePub / Paperback

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Ghostcrime

A spine-chilling ghost/robot thriller. In 2031, when robot crime is the norm, how can one sad, exhausted detective prove that his case is actually GHOSTCRIME?

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Ghostcrime

A spine-chilling ghost/robot thriller. In 2031, when robot crime is the norm, how can one sad, exhausted detective prove that his case is actually GHOSTCRIME?

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Diamond Find

Explore the soulless Diamond City and trek to the staggering Diamond Mountains on a hypnotizing hunt for diamonds! Diamond Find is a diamond-finding adventure with over 500 endings and 100 legendary diamonds to discover.


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Diamond Find

Explore the soulless Diamond City and trek to the staggering Diamond Mountains on a hypnotizing hunt for diamonds! Diamond Find is a diamond-finding adventure with over 500 endings and 100 legendary diamonds to discover.



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I Found This Badger

In the fall of 2009, I found a badger on the sidewalk. We became friends immediately.

These are our stories.

Badger circle

I Found This Badger

In the fall of 2009, I found a badger on the sidewalk. We became friends immediately.

These are our stories.



Wolf Butler Art & Software

Wolf Butler Art & Software

The publishing company legally responsible for all of my books and games. Features a blog jam-packed with short-form comedy, and archives of past failures.



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Aug 5, 2017

Snapback for free!?

A deal as hot as my wretched workspace -- a digital copy of Snapback: Fuseki is now free when you create an account on this site!

Of course, that's just one benefit of signing up. You'll also be given free access to ghostCRM, which will help you to prevent your life from falling apart around you, and you'll be able to save your progress (and diamonds) as you play through Diamond Find, the most comprehensive diamond-finding adventure ever built. Who knew.

If those aren't reasons enough, I can't help you.



Jul 29, 2017

A webstore upgrade

This was a long time coming, but I made some upgrades to this very eBook store. Now there are specific pages for each eBook, featuring 3D representations of the books themselves with samples you can flip through! We're living in the future.

Things are also looking slightly better, which I'm hoping will improve sales. SPEAKING OF SALES, there is a discount if you buy Ghostcrime and Snapback Vol. 1 together. Do it. Come on. Buy buy buy buy buy buy read read read read read read read read read.

You also might notice the new Digital Popularity Indexes above. These give you valuable real-time business insight into my digital publishing operation. Data, it's said, drives success.



Jul 16, 2017

On Writing (Novellas)

I buckled down this summer and finished Snapback Volume 2! It ended up about 5,000 words longer than the first volume, and I think it's considerably better. But you'll have to wait for September to decide for yourself. I'll have copies at Hal-Con.

Writing one novella per year, I've found, is a manageable task. Even with a full-time job, I've been able to muster up the motivation, two years in a row, to produce something that's 20-25k words. It's not a lot, and in years past, I've produced far, far more.

Ghostcrime was different. I really got going in 2009, when I was unemployed, and I wrote about 40k before burning out and putting it away for half a decade. When my life stabilized, I picked it up again and wrote the second half in 6 months, producing the masterpiece that we all love. But it was a considerable effort that drained me, and in the ~7 years it took to fully produce, I had nothing to show for it until the end.

The idea with Snapback is to produce and release consistently. To always have something new to sell at the conventions, and keep improving my writing and publishing process with faster iterations. So far, it's been working. And in a few years, I'll even have something I can push together into a single volume.

What would it take me to write another novel? Money and time, probably, in large quantities. But even if I devoted all my energy to producing a novel, I don't see why I wouldn't release it in serial. There were complaints when the seventh Harry Potter film would be split up into two parts, but does anyone care that they're not a single work now? If you can watch them one after another, what's the difference?

So those are my thoughts on big writing projects. But who knows -- maybe you're more productive than me and more disciplined, and you can write a novel without having your life fall apart as you do it.

I look forward to reading it.



Apr 2, 2017

A Dream of Spring

I'm sure winter has been hard on all of us here in the Maritimes. Between the biting cold & the hours of darkness, I wouldn't blame anyone for losing the motivation to write.

On that subject, I haven't been doing a ton of that this winter, but nevertheless, I'm going to be selling the books I've previously written at this year's Spring Geequinox. Why don't you drop on by? It's the weekend of April 22nd, and on the Sunday I'll be running a panel on Go.

I am still planning to have Volume 2 of Snapback done for Hal-Con this fall, though. If you haven't read Volume 1, the eBook is only $0.99. Or half-price if you also buy Ghostcrime! A whole dollar is pretty steep, I know.



About

I live in Halifax, Nova Scotia, where I write books and build software.

Do you need an interactive website or database solution for your business? Consider me to build your next web application. Please send me an email with an outline of your project.

This site was built with Ruby on Rails. Visit my GitHub page to view the source code or report a bug. You may also find some of my non-serious coding projects in the Diversions area.

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I also run Wolf Butler Art & Software, a publishing company. Let me know if you need anything laid out or produced.

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