My writing year in review – 2016

Isn’t this how these blogs work at the beginning of 2017?  You look back over the past twelve months to see what went well, what didn’t go well and set some goals for the coming year.  That feels like the right thing to do. From a personal standpoint, 2016 was somewhat challenging.  I lost a […]

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Self publishing your novel tip #2 – Where do I start?

Two of my personal icons in the writing world are Stephen King and Lee Childs, two authors whose stories have captivated me, interested me, and driven me to become an author myself.  Two men who I completely and utterly respect and who undeniably know what they’re talking about when it comes to writing. Yet, when […]

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Is this thing on?

During the month of October, Amazon celebrates Self-Published Independent Authors…check out Powered By Indie to explore the rich world of self publishing! It was just around August of last year when I decided I was going to dedicate myself to pursuing my dreams of becoming a published author, and all that came with it, including rampant […]

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Adventures in Self Publishing – Six Months later

It was November, 2014 when I actually got semi-serious about self publishing, deciding to participate in NanoWriMo 2014, and managing to spew out my entire 110,000 word novel during that short four week span. Then, for the next nine months I began this strange twisted journey towards the world of self publishing, learning a lot […]

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Don’t get hung up on mechanics – make your writing style yours

As I’ve been laboring over some revisions for my next round of novels, I’ve also been listening religiously to Stephen King’s infamous “On Writing” book, where he talks of his life and his life’s influence on his writing. He also goes into very insightful detail about the craft itself, and I’ll be honest, it’s nearly […]