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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A Dystopian Future: Water Pollution

These posts are part of “A Dystopian Future” series containing facts about our environment. The dystopian world in my trilogy came to life when I imagined current environmental issues taking a turn for the worst. 1: More than 1.2 billion pounds of garbage is dumped into the ocean each year It some places it has…

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Are Women Writers Destroying Science Fiction?

Recently, my editor put me on to the article below, which was basically asking if women are destroying the science fiction genre. I must admit I was not entirely surprised to read it or any of the comments beneath the article that dismiss Dystopian as real science fiction. When I started writing science ficiton, I…

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5 Mistakes on Way To Publishing Success

I found this post called ‘5 Mistakes you’ll make on your way to publishing success‘ through Jane Friedman’s website and it got me thinking about my own journey to becoming a self published author. Jane’s top 5 are: 1: You’re in a rush My experience: Back in 2012, I was in a crazy rush to…

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