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CavernYouth Writing 

Why The Hell Is COY Free?

Originally, I planned to write a 7 series story, Barcode. The series were meant to follow the life of Kode, the villain of the first novel. Even from the story’s conception, I always intended to make Legend of Apollo free. I learned from other up and coming writers, that the FREE stamp helps authors gain exposure. However, I recently set my second novel on fire, Cavern of Youth. Though the novel’s sales were increasing monthly, I decided to list it for free as well. Why? Is there any benefit? Don’t…

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Bailey Eyes That Kill 2 Books 

First Draft of Editing Complete

I finally finished the first draft of editing in Barcode: Eyes That Kill. It was a challenge. I began with 105,000 words (about 210 MS Word pages). That’s a pretty hefty book. Currently, only Cavern of Youth is comparable in length. However, after editing, I added 20,000 words (50 pages). This is the longest novel yet. The editing was rough! Just being honest. Every time I write, I always try to improve. I consider previous criticisms and try to make adjustments. Not to mention, I do my best to enhance…

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Kode Eyes That Kill 1 Books 

Barcode: Eyes That Kill Sketches

While I’m working hard at editing Barcode: Eyes That Kill, my cover artists are giving me preliminary sketches for the cover designs. We’re fighting to put out a very strong product by May or June. We’ll also have Barcode: Demon of Gods (the final book) ready not long after. For now, I want to show readers the early sketches of Kode and a new “love” interest known as Bailey. These are early, rough sketches, so don’t get too attached. And don’t judge them before seeing the color. Things really step…

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Barcode: New War Order Books 

Barcode: New War Order

How busy have I been with moving, writing a new novel, and studying for exams? So busy that I forgot to announce the latest book in the Barcode Series. Well, here you have it! Late as hell. Barcode: New War Order. I took special pride in writing this novel for many reasons. Let’s list them off in bullet form because it makes crap easier to swim through: Barcode: New War Order changed the way every book I write is formatted This novel finally shows Kode’s weak points The location isn’t…

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111129_ROIPHE_angryCommenter Writing 

How To Edit A Novel

In my life, I’ve written six ¬†novels: The State of Being Unmarried Not Quite Myself No Collar Criminals Barcode: Legend of Apollo Cavern of Youth New War Order (being edited) Though I’ve acquired a lot of experience over the years, I learned the most when I began the Barcode Series. It’s not just because I have to keep information in my head for each story¬†or because I have to make each book in the series more interesting, it’s because of two editors: Roxanne and Julia. Roxanne and I fit together…

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Barcode Front Cover Writing 

Barcode: New War Order Release

Currently, I’m still in the process of developing New War Order. However, I haven’t had time to write any chapters for a long time. For those that read other post, you may have known that I didn’t have a job after relocating to Southern California. I searched diligently and couldn’t find anything until recently. Now, I’m working at a real estate company doing the same thing I do here, blogging. I manage SEO and social media websites. My goal is to drive traffic to websites. Though I knew a little…

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Barcode Cavern of Youth Cover 2 Writing 

Concept Art for Barcode: Cavern of Youth

It’s in! The artwork for Barcode: Cavern of Youth is finally here. I was so excited when I saw the concepts for Barcode: Legend of Apollo. Initially I assumed I couldn’t be surprised twice, but it happened. I love going to my Facebook and seeing the number “1” on my messages. I always know who it’s from. My cover art designer sends me regular updates about her process and asks a lot of questions. She’s pretty busy and doesn’t have time to read the novels. Because of that, we type…

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update Writing 

An Update For Barcode: Cavern of Youth

I’m currently editing Book 2 of the Barcode series. I love writing. I really do. It takes my mind off things and lets me concentrate on my characters problems instead of my own. It’s an excellent way to avoid the real world. But writing and editing are difficult. I write quickly and make a lot of mistakes. My editing normally carries on for months, both before and after I receive comments from my editor. For this novel, Barcode: Cavern of Youth, I’ll actually have two editors. The first one is…

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