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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Post Rewind: Formatting

I’m taking a well earned break from everything writing this week, so I’m rebooting one of my old posts. Formatting your book the easy way When I wrote this post in early 2013, I had just published Becoming Human, Book 1 in my trilogy. I had spent the better part of late November/early December 2012…

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Guest Post and Giveaway! Giveaway Ended

I’m thrilled to welcome Chele Cooke to my blog today. Chele is releasing Fight or Flight, the second book in her Out of Orbit series. Dead and Buryd is the first book and both are highly recommended by me. Gents, there is plenty of action in the books. You won’t be disappointed. Favourite character: Edtroka,…

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Self Publishing—Is Your Novel Ready?

Self publishing is not for everyone. Some writers want to go the traditional route, and that’s okay. Whatever works. But before you venture down the SP road, you should ask yourself two questions at each stage of completion. Is my novel ready? Am I ready? DRAFTING STAGE I have completed a first draft, and to…

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