Garbage Collector

The little space of a writer, tinkerer, and a coffee addict

Writing activities update : May 2024

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Version française Si je n’ai peut-être pas du en donner l’impression sur ce blog, il s’avère que j’ai été plutôt actif ces dernières semaines dans mes activités d’écriture. Dans mes récentes actualités, le fait le plus marquant reste la sortie de mon dernier livre, Les murmures de la montagne de métal.

Les murmures de la montagne de métal

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English version As recently announced, I’m pleased to announce the forthcoming release of my new book entitled Echoes of the Metal Mountain. Part 1. Available in both French and English. Why ‘Part 1’? Because there will be a second part, of course!

Writing activities update : April 2024

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English version Arrival at Neovel I recently discovered the Neovel platform. It’s a slightly different concept to the publishing vectors I usually employ. With a focus on short chapters and serialised stories, they promote a format called web-novels, defined by more continuous chapters and published periodically.

The Dead Man Who Didn't Exist - New edition (and Patreon)

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Version française English version As mentionned a few days ago, I had withdrawn my originally free book The Dead Man Who Didn’t Exist from publication. It will now be published with the planned changes, as announced. It is now available for €0.

Unpublished my free book and license change

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French version below English version This week I decided to remove The Dead Man Who Didn’t Exist from my published books. I had offered this story as a free loss leader. It was a short story, barely twenty pages long, telling a detective story in the small world of my writing.

Subscribe to my books releases by e-mail

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Last week-end, I’ve made some evolution to my Hugo template Am Writing I’ve designed and use for my own books website. The last feature permit owners to integrate or redirect to a newsletter provider so their audience can subscribe to the new releases (or something else).

Writing activites update : March 2024

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French version below. English version The Patient Daniel is currently the last story I’ve wrote and published. If I take a look back of what I’ve done so far with this hobby activity, I have mixed feelings. Globally, I like what I’ve wrote, but I know there is a lot of room for improvement.

The blog has a new face ! (And other news)

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The last time this blog got a new design, it was in October 2021. Old, based on SimpleCSS with custom parts, having not followed Hugo’s evolution, and my tastes changing, it was time to put some new paint here. The previous theme was mostly an enhancement of the first original one.

Writing activities update : December 2023

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The December 2023 update of my writing activities. New activity website I’ve recently published a new website covering my writing work. Available in both French and English, this website is using a Hugo Template I’ve made for this use-case. Originally, this template was made for a friend, but we decided to open-source it.

Le Patient Daniel

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Version française English version Today, I’m excited to announce the release of my latest story : Le patient Daniel. Started with a twisted idea about a guy placed in a mental asylum, talking about impossible things, this novel is based on a character I’ve used during the RPG sessions years ago that were using the basics of this little universe.

The dead man who didn't exist

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I’m happy to announce the release of a (very) short story : The dead man who didn’t exist, or Le mort qui n’existait pas in French. Synopsis : On a rainy night, Inspector Reynard is called to the scene of a grisly crime.

Writing activites update : November 2023

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Some news regarding my writing activities for this month ! Update : I’ve received my ISBN segment, all of my books are being republished with them. New upcoming books First of all, I’ve finished the English translation of La dernière expédition (The last expedition).

Homepage enhancement and books preview

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A couple of time ago I’ve decided to remade my homepage because the previous one was … Let’s be clear, a quick and dirty. A first remade version was published two months ago and received some enhancement on the time.

La dernière expédition

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English version below Aujourd’hui, je suis content de vous annoncer la publication d’une nouvelle histoire située dans le même univers que la précédente. Intitulée “La dernière expédition”, il s’agit du récit d’un biographe et historien qui enquête sur la vie d’un grand explorateur et découvre des zones d’ombre dans la biographie de ce dernier.

New story and English translation of my first book

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In the beginning of September, I’ve published on various e-books platforms the first story I’ve wrote. I must admit I’ve took some pleasure to write this and I’m currently writing another one, set in the same universe. But first, I would like to send many thanks to the people who bought the books I’ve published since the beginning (including Linux Explained).

My first short story book

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Today, I’ve submitted to Amazon Kindle store, Kobo, and also on my Ko-Fi shop (that I’ve also discovered I could use that, better later than never…) the first story I’ve wrote as a book. The Amazon and Kobo publications are under review and should be available after 72 hours maximum.

Oops, I think I've wrote a book

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Lastly, this blog has been filled by a series of articles named Linux Explained. Since a long time, I’ve wanted to share some knowledge about Linux and try to explain it to people in simple and accessible terms. But, the more the articles were spawning, the more an idea was germinating in my head … Why not compiling these articles into a book ?