Marketing, Selling & Making Plans

With every new year comes a new plan. I’ve been busy thinking about things over the Christmas period, looking for ways to shake up what I do. I’ve put a lot of effort into maintaining my blog posts, but the truth is I’ve seen very little sales from it. While I enjoy updating everyone on…

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Self Editing Part 3

In the final part of my self editing journey, I’ll share with you the highlights from the final four chapters in ‘Self- Editing for Fiction Writers’ by Renni Browne and Dave King. This is an overview, not a blow-by-blow account of what’s in the book. If you want to read more, why not buy it?…

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Self Editing Part 2

In part 2 of my self editing journey, I’ll examine the next four chapters in ‘Self- Editing for Fiction Writers’ by Renni Browne and Dave King. This is meant to be an overview, not a blow-by-blow account of what’s in the book. If you want to read more, why not buy it? Dialogue Mechanics •…

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Self Editing Part 1

While others embraced Na No Wrimo during the month of November, I was busy preparing my novella for my copy editor. I had planned to hand over the manuscript to her at the start of November, but I delayed it by a month because I felt there was more work to be done. I was…

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Guest Post: Chris Dietzel and Lessons Learned in Writing

I’m excited to welcome Chris Dietzel, fellow Science Fiction author, to my blog. I met Chris online and we have followed each other on various sites, and chatted about all things writing. Chris hosted me on his site a few weeks ago and I’m thrilled to have him here today to promote his fourth book,The…

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What is the Definition of Science Fiction?

Well, I’ve entered a really busy time not only in my authorial world, but also in my regular day job. The novella I’m working on is going well and I just received back beta comments that have forced me to take a closer look at the story. Nothing I can’t handle. All I need now…

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Writing for Success

As an author, the hardest thing to do is write the next book. The easiest thing to do is keep writing. If you are interested in making a living from your work, it will not happen with just one book. Customers/readers/fans are more interested in multiple books. They must decide if they want to emotionally…

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Crimson Dawn is available for Preorder!

Peace always comes at a price. On Exilon 5, Stephen finds himself overwhelmingly attracted to Serena, the new female Indigene who suddenly appeared in District Three. But who is she really, and where did she come from? Meanwhile Anton, taken over by a malevolent personality back on Earth, struggles to hold on to his identity.…

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My Book Meme

This is a little book and writing meme I was tagged in. Thanks Chele Cooke, author of the fantastic Out of Orbit series for thinking of me! What’s the reason for doing this? To talk about something you’re working on. So today, I’m going to talk briefly about my novella, which is at the editing…

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5 Reasons Why Your Book Might Not Be Selling

This week, I wanted to look at reasons why your book might not be selling. Let’s see if you agree with these. 1) Quality Many authors release their work too early. I am one of those but I worked hard to correct what were glaringly obvious mistakes in the very first version. The current version…

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