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New Writing Technique

I’m growing up to be a big boy. Yeah. I’m still 5’6, but I’ve matured as a writer. Last week, I sat down to write a plot outline. Gasp! I know. Me writing an outline? In the past, I used more character centered text that would allow protagonists to drive the story in various ways. This style appeals to people who read anime, but it will not lend to a best seller. Not easily at least. Here are the pros to writing a character centered story: All characters have backstories…

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Write a Novel. Complete a Novel

Somehow, I always manage to come across someone’s novel writing advice. Either it falls into my internet lap, or I search for it when I’m bored. Either way, I see the advice of others and think it’s absolute crap. Are you considering writing a novel? Then, why are you researching how it’s done? Writing a novel is all about gaining experience. Before I researched how to write over 50,000 words, I just sat down and wrote. I did this again, year after year, for two years straight. I believe I…

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Social Media Cleavage

People have an inherent ability to feel lonely…at least in America. You can be surrounded by thousands of people and feel like no one understands you. At times, gravity feels heavier. Relaxed breaths are scarce. Tomorrow seems too far away to consider, and thinking that far ahead is painful. Just today, I saw a guy walking down the street bobbing to music. I don’t know the song playing in his headphones, but it was good. This guy was feeling himself. He made it look so good, I wanted to get…

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Starting The Next Series

I got bored a few weeks back and decided to start the next series, Exxodus. That’s still the working title of the series, but the novel will be entitled World Above The Shadows. The story is about a boy named Sol who believes that he is a real mage. He does indeed have a history with magic, but his memory is somewhat faulty because of experimental drugs that he’s been taking. Eventually, he discovers his original home on a floating country known as Motherland. When he discovers that the world…

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Barcode: Demon of Gods

If you’re seeing a new post from me, you know what that means. You’ll notice that the description for the book is very short and I haven’t said a word about the plot. There are far too many twists this time. I can’t tell you what this is about, but don’t stop reading. I wrote this one to piss you off. You’re only punishing yourself if you stop early. Amazon Side note: Remember, these are books 5 and 6. Currently, you can only download the book from Amazon. Simon, your…

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Barcode: Demon of Gods Release

You’ve got questions. I’ve got answers. When will DOG release? The book is complete. When did I finish? Five minutes ago. I’m still formatting everything and making sure it’ll load properly on every website, but the editing is done…for the most part. What the hell do you mean for the most part? Let’s talk numbers. LOA was 95,000 words. That’s a damn large novel. You can actually claim to have a novel at 50,000 words. In perspective, Harry Potter’s smallest book was 75k and the largest was 250k. I just…

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Bitter Sweet Tears of Painful Joy – DOG Complete!

See that minion? That’s how I feel whenever I think about the number of pages I have to edit for my final novel, Demon of Gods. I was supposed to finish that damn novel on November first. What happened? When I got to that time, I had 100,000 words, as I should have. However, this damn story stretched far…FAR beyond that. How far? You’d have to enlarge that image to see the exact number, but this badboy says 191,000. Yeah. This novel is currently over twice the length of Barcode:…

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Pat Yourself on the Back

*Beware: This post has two very conflicting ideas running simultaneously* You’re doing a great job… I wish that statement were true, but I’m struggling. Over the past eight months, I met a lot of new people. For many of them, humility is far removed from their vocabulary. I’ve heard statements such as, “I have this great idea,” “You won’t believe what I’ve come up with,” or “Oh! I just came up with something great!” Hey, there’s no problem with feeling yourself, but sometimes you need to realize how much you…

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Hit By A Car

Three weeks back, my pops was hit by a car. He enjoys cycling, so he often rides his bikes in dangerous areas known as the street. What most people may not realize is, it’s hard out there for a biker. When I first moved to The Bay, my dad called me and left a message saying, “I don’t want to worry you, but…” I hadn’t been gone more than a month and he was telling me that he was struck by a car, knocked unconscious, and transported to a hospital….

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The Writing Process

Man, there’s a lot going on in my life. Most of those things are great, but they occupy a lot of time. I often come home feeling somewhat drained and wondering what force evaporated my energy. But I try going to work with at least enough energy to share with others. Quite a few times, I’ve made it to the end of the day with my muscles aching from the absence of sleep and the constant running. But it’s much better than the times I sat in front of a…

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