qntm's author page

Hello. Yes, I am the qntm from qntm.org.

Things I have written

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2020

Ebooks

You can buy my complete Antimemetics Division saga as an ebook from these places:

It should be about three U.S. dollars.

Note for the Kindle edition

Kindle Direct Publishing requires publishers to hold copyright over the content they publish. Therefore, the Kindle edition omits the second half of SCP-055 (Addendum A onwards), which is not by me. We Need To Talk About Fifty-Five is very lightly edited to account for this.

The Google Play and Gumroad editions do not have these changes.

Other links

qntm's one weird tip for writing

"To be continued" is your enemy. Write a complete story in one chapter.

I see writers who spend much time planning lengthy, elaborate storylines in vast original universes. They write one chapter, which by itself gives readers nothing. Then they get bored or distracted and never continue. The story is left unfinished forever and all the work is for nothing. This is a net waste of everybody's time.

Limit your scope. Take your cosmic plans and pare them down to a single, shining core concept. What if you had to make this about one character, about one pivotal moment in their existence? What if this was the only chapter of this you were ever going to be able to write (which it might well be)? What's the most important single thing you want to express? What's the most effective way to express it?

Starting things doesn't count. You've got to get to the end.

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