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Taking Time To Relax

I think I’ve been stressing over writing novels too much lately. Grace Elliot recently did a guest post for gaining readership. One of the things she speaks about is cranking out enough novels to gain a larger audience. Similar thoughts have been on my mind...
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Guest Post – Word Count or Time Target

I ran into another author on the web *digital crash*. This time it’s Grace Elliot. I received a blurb for Eulogy’s Secret, so I’m pretty excited about the book myself. You can see the Jane Austen influence in the cover. Want some advice on writing...
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Writing Versus Publishing

There’s a difference. Authors that write for themselves find the process therapeutic and stress free. Writing without having an audience in mind makes things fun and adventurous. Those that write with the intent of publishing and marketing their books make the process a job. The central focus...
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Trade Tareq Hassan
I was fortunate enough to meet a writer by the name of Tareq Hassan. He’s the author of Trade–a mystery and thriller with so many details and insights to the CIA, you’ll wonder what the author really knows. Tareq was gracious enough to answer a...
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Breaking Down Generic Stories – FF7 vs Portal 2

Hero's Journey Cycle
I’m working on two manuscripts currently. My editor has Book 2 of the Barcode series, Cavern of Youth, and I’m slowly writing New War Order, Book 3. I’m a bit ashamed to admit this, but I experimented with the Hero’s Journey for Book 2. For...
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Writing To “Monster”

I haven’t done this since my last site crashed. Basically the rules are, I have to write a story to a song. I generally throw on my Pandora and go for the first one. Today, that happens to be Monster. However, since I know another...
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KDP Select Results – End Of Day One

High Tech #1
Before today, I was ranked 113, 966 in the Kindle store. Here are my results as of 11:00 p.m. #826 Free in Kindle Store #43 in Fantasy #29 in Science Fiction #12 in Contemporary Fantasy #1 in High Tech Science Fiction I’ve followed these numbers...
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Experimenting With KDP Select

Over the past few months, I’ve received some really good advice from an author friend that I trust, Russell Brooks. Three months ago, he entered all three of his novels into the KDP Select program.   The program was very successful for him. Yet, I...
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The Long Awaited Reunion

Authors/Writers have a great way of building things up. The objective of any fantasy story is to create a conflict and resolve it, but the build up to the conflict is what matters the most. Anyone that watches the WWE knows what I’m talking about....
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