Monthly Archives: March 2012

Some Figures For You

Just saw THIS article today. It appears as if young readers are stimulating the publishing industries growth with eBooks. Fantastic! Now we have middle aged women and kids on the eBook trend. Now if only we could get a demographic that … Continue reading

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Time To Move On

I’m going to do a bit of complaining, so bear with me. It is time we move past jabs at Twilight. Specifically the “vampires don’t sparkle” one. Not because I want to defend Stephanie Myer. Far from it. It is just … Continue reading

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Writing Out of Order

I don’t get how people do it. Over this weekend I had to do some major surgery with my novel and move some stuff around and ended up writing a few things out of order. And it really messed with my head. … Continue reading

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Missed Update and Novels

Well, it was bound to happen. I missed my first update since dedicating every Monday-Wednesday-Friday to the blog. But those things are bound to happen from time to time. My reason is that I’m getting knee deep into my novel. As … Continue reading

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Thrillers, Romance, and Amazon

What is selling on Amazon? That’s a big question. Looking at Amazon right now, in the top 10, you see mostly Suspense/Thriller and Romance. And mostly a combination of those three. Right now, “The Hunger Games” trilogy is eating up the … Continue reading

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SciFi-Horror and You

I’ve been pretty tight lipped about my novel. This isn’t because I think people will steal the idea. It is because I don’t have a title yet. I have a working one, but I haven’t found that title that really captures … Continue reading

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Becoming Invested

Last night I wrote a difficult scene. Not because it was hard to figure out,  but because of my emotional investment into the character. Which is a wonderful experience. It means I’m starting to understand and see my main character … Continue reading

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The UK and Me Are Friends

One website Amazon offers is called Author Central. It is a website you can visit that gives you ranking information and allows you to setup an author page. It is where I got that graph I posted before. Well, that graph … Continue reading

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Novel Update

This will be  quick one. My writing process is different than probably 99% of writers. I write in a notebook first. For some reason, my inner-critic doesn’t follow from the computer. I also save myself from online distractions. Inside a blank, … Continue reading

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Great Stories Make Great Promises

I’m stealing a TED Talk. Kinda. A friend at my day job sent me a link to a TED Talk by Andrew Stanton. Andrew Stanton is the writer/director of Wall-E and several other major Pixar films. It is a short, but … Continue reading

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