Tag: fiction

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Bad Reviews… #Fantasy #Fiction #Advice

Hi James, We connected on Twitter and I got your email address from your website. You had made a comment on Twitter to feel free to email for advice. I’m new to self-publishing and released my first book in January.  I had worked on the manuscript off and on for a couple of years before getting serious about publishing.  I did the best I … Read More Bad Reviews… #Fantasy #Fiction #Advice

From My Writing Playlist #Writing #Author #Advice

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Character Descriptions #Fantasy #Fiction #Advice

Hey Jim, I was just wondering how you come up with your character descriptions? I’m trying to accurately describe my character, but sometimes it can be hard to figure out exactly how I want them to look, you know? Thanks, Gerraid   Hi Gerraid, All too well, I’m afraid. It can be tough figuring out what your character looks like. If you create the … Read More Character Descriptions #Fantasy #Fiction #Advice

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The Great Writing Morph #Writing #Author #Advice

I’ve been trying to figure out how I was going to write this post for a while. I get the question all the time; what’s the best piece of advice you’d give to an aspiring writer? Well, one piece, you all know. It’s my mathematical equation proving that you are in fact only up against one person when you’re trying to get your book … Read More The Great Writing Morph #Writing #Author #Advice

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Tale of a Frozen Heart Update!!! #Writing #Fantasy #SciFi

Well, this is it. Consider this the final update before the book get’s released. Let’s look at the final rundown… Legal: Completed. Digital Proof: Approved. Softcover Proof: Approved. Hardcover Proof: Well… look for yourself: I think it’s safe to say that the hardcover proof is also approved. So that’s it. Everything is set, everything is up to date, and everything is ready to go. … Read More Tale of a Frozen Heart Update!!! #Writing #Fantasy #SciFi

From My Writing Playlist #Writing #Author #Advice

Admittedly, this is a more recent add, but it’s gotten me off my butt to write when I felt lazy. When to Listen: Like I said above, this is a motivator. It’s full of energy and just a really awesome song to get your adrenaline pumping! Readers, Do you have a question about writing, publishing, my stories, etc? Please feel free to post a comment … Read More From My Writing Playlist #Writing #Author #Advice

From My Writing Playlist #Writing #Author #Advice

Really Jim? These guys again? YES THESE GUYS AGAIN! When to Listen: I’ve really been adding this band’s songs to my list as they come out. Each one has its own feel to it. I’d say that this is a final fight song if anything. Readers, Do you have a question about writing, publishing, my stories, etc? Please feel free to post a comment or … Read More From My Writing Playlist #Writing #Author #Advice

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Drakin Goodreads Giveaway!!! #writing #fantasy #SciFi #literature #Fiction

Hi all, In an effort to gain my new book some more exposure prior to it’s release, I have arranged for a free giveaway for a few copies of it’s prequel! Don’t miss out! Enter at GoodReads.com for your chance to win a free kindle copy of Drakin: The Orphans of Haven. Entries must be before May 27th! Drakin: The Orphans of Haven Book … Read More Drakin Goodreads Giveaway!!! #writing #fantasy #SciFi #literature #Fiction

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Destiny: Divinity’s Finale, Book 2, Chapter 2

II   As Baltazar predicted, within two hours, the storm hit. Waves crashed over the deck and rain poured down on the crew. Though the ship was secured to prevent it from taking on water, they were still struggling to tie down the cannons on deck. The men had gotten the sails up and the […]

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One word: Editing. #Writing #Author #Advice

Hi Jim, I have a manuscript I want to send out to see if I can get it published, but I’m worried that they’ll take one look at it, find a couple of grammatical/spelling errors and dump it in the garbage. I was wondering what measures you’ve taken and what you’ve done before you hand you’re book off to be published? Thanks,Mike Hi Mike, … Read More One word: Editing. #Writing #Author #Advice

From My Writing Playlist #Writing #Author #Advice

  This beautiful power ballad brings a tear to my eye every time. It has everything an 80s hair metal band would have and more. Definitely one of the band’s stronger songs. When to Listen: Eh… I mean there are two places I suppose you could. One could make the argument that this could be a […]

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The Ins and Outs of Publishing, A Directory of Advice. #Writing #Author #Advice

Okay, so it looks like I’m still getting a lot of publishing questions. These are recurrent questions I get on a regular basis, and while I want to try to respond to everyone who reaches out to me, I don’t want my blog becoming redundant. So I think I’m going to repost this on a weekly basis from now on to help people navigate … Read More The Ins and Outs of Publishing, A Directory of Advice. #Writing #Author #Advice