As much as I try to stay to a certain day a week to post, I will inevitably have one or two of "these" weeks. Going from so much involvement and interaction with my cover reveal last week, wrapping up two giveaways from Goodreads and getting an updated proofing of my book had me going [...]
Good morning everyone! With the unfortunate theft of my editing budget, the release date got pushed back. But that doesn't mean I can't continue to share! So, today you will be seeing my official cover in the completion to the Legend of Carter Gabel series. It's been a very fun journey and I've met some [...]
I've had exactly two moments of interacting with book-goers while being an author. One was at my own signing at a local coffee house. The other was at the South Dakota Book Festival a couple of weeks ago. When I thought of it, initially, I was more than a little nervous. As far as extroverted [...]
We live in a virtual world. Most of the people I've made friends with over the past year has been online. And since the majority of those are writers... I'm thinking road trip! So, I was chatting with my good friend, Shannon A Thompson, this past week. Whatever led our convo to talk about conferences [...]
I'm going to speak metaphorically here in terms of writing as it relates to food. In this post,writers are cooks, the food is our books and the readers are our dining guests. As "chefs" we attempt to create an amalgamation of spices to hopefully combine them all to appease and nourish our audience. Nourish in [...]
Sorry, no porn here, but while you're reading, let's talk about the poor unfortunate souls known as Reviewers. As an author, especially since I'm an Indie author, reviews are my major form of credibility and advertising. One site that I was directed to The Indie View. It's a site that post links to reviewers that [...]
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It’s that time, ladies and gents! Approach the center of the ring for your instructions.
Now, fighters, this is all of our first official fights. Remember to start prompting your fans on when to vote for you and the working title of your story. On Fight Day, only your title will be displayed. This way, the casual reader will have an opinion motivated solely by the title and the work itself. Your training is done as of September 20th. After that time, get your stories to me so I can look them over and set them up for Fight Day. NO EDITS will be done by me, only copying and pasting, so train well.
Now…the fun stuff. For your fight (this goes for everyone) you must meet this criteria:
The story must center around REVENGE.
- The lengths, extent or interpretation of that word is solely up to the writer/fighter.
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This is an update of sorts as well as a reflection and a promotion for upcoming things. Update: Proofreading is complete. Formatting should be set up and underway within the week. That means my first Manuscript will be available this month... Breath that in...hold it, THIS MONTH!! With that in mind, Reflection: When I was [...]
I am certain we have all seen or been tempted by the idea of a collaboration with another writer for ideas or expansion into another genre beyond our wheelhouse. This is not a collaboration. This is combat. Literary speaking combat. I am looking to those out there that may have interest in being part of [...]
Consider authors to be like meals. They are meant to nourish and feed a reader's imagination. Variations of authors range from the fancy etiquette of classical and modern day literature to the drive through garbage meant to provide a taste and little more than that. I offer up that as well as literary authors, we [...]