Monthly Archives: February 2012

A Tone Too Far

In light of recent posts, I started to really look at tone. As when it comes to writing. Of all the points of writing, I think tone has to be one of the hardest to master. How I may write something, … Continue reading

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A Formal Apology to James R. Tuck

I’ve had a corgdial exchange with the author of Blood and Bullets James R. Tuck. He was very understanding that I may not have enjoyed the novel, but he took issue–and rightfully so–with my insinuation that he stole or plagiarized any work from another … Continue reading

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Book Review: Blood and Bullets by James R. Tuck

On Friday I finished the book Blood and Bullets by James R. Tuck. I’d like start this review by mentioning that James is a local author for me. One of my writing group members, Matthew Quinn, is personally familiar with him. Before picking … Continue reading

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The Final Days

“Slip Drive” is on its final free days. I only had two days left on KDP Select so I decided to go ahead and use them up. I don’t have plans to renew my enrollment. I have other plans for “Slip … Continue reading

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Book Review: Alcatraz Versus the Evil Librarians

Since I’m writing a YA novel, I felt it was a good idea to read some YA. I picked up Brandon Sanderson’s Alcatraz Versus the Evil Librarians for a couple of reasons. First, as I am writing YA I wanted to get my hands … Continue reading

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The Forgotten Child

Oh how we often forget our first children. See, for those that are fairly new, SLIP DRIVE is my second story I’ve put up on Amazon. This entire endeavor started with me uploading HIROKO’S TALE. It is a sweet love story … Continue reading

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We Just Like to See the Number Go Up

I have a growing frustration with KDP Select. As some who have read my blog regularly can tell. I never expected SLIP DRIVE and HIROKO’S TALE to be super sellers that made me filthy rich. That would be an unrealistic goal … Continue reading

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Hypothesis: KDP Select Limits Your Audience

The more I deal with the KDP Select program the more I think it isn’t so great. Sure, it gives you tools to start promotions for your book. I’ve seen my short story SLIP DRIVE rise in the rankings on its … Continue reading

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SLIP DRIVE is free today! You can either click on the cover to the right, or follow this link here. Have a read. Leave a review. I always enjoy hearing back from people. Good or bad. 0   

The Essential Top 5 List for Writers

Are you ready for the best wiz-bang Top 5 list for an aspiring writer? Well, I’m afraid I’ve brought you here under false pretenses. Because, for me, I hate Top 5 lists. Or any number you can think of. They … Continue reading

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