Category Archives: Books

The Fairy Godfather. “Business is Good”

And it appears that we’re right on schedule! For those who’ve been waiting, here is The Fairy Godfather. He’s professional, but efficient.

Enjoy!!

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CHARACTER INSERT

HOW TO STEAL A CHARACTER

We talked about plot stealing in the last post. Now, I’m going to increase my thievery. We can even steal characters. Wow, that’s hard to hear. For some reason there’s the writers’ hubris that we must birth everything from our literary wombs.

That’s insane. How many times in an interview has the question been asked: “So where did you get your inspiration?” I’ve heard all types of artists respond by saying, “I modeled this after that.”

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The Pioneers Trilogy – Get all 3 for $3

For the first time ever, I’m running a sale on the complete Pioneers Saga.  $0.99 each!

Get yours before the sale ends!

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Natalie Portman Can’t Act

HOW TO ROLL WITH THE PUNCHES

I’m not a huge fan of Natalie Portman. Actually, I’m not much of a fan at all. I’ve tried to like her, but I’ve never been able to get past the lowercase acting. I know I’m going against the grain here, but guess what: This is my opinion, and I have a right to it.

What does this have to do with writing?

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CONFESSIONS OF A SUMMONER

I’ve just released my first Urban Fantasy novel entitled, SEIZE THE SOUL. It’s the first book in a series called Confessions of a Summoner. Take a look, and if you’re interested, grab a copy and let me know what you think!

Exclusively on Amazon

Exclusively on Amazon

UNDER THE COVERS

DECIDING ON THE RIGHT BOOK COVER ART

Getting the right cover designer can be a headache! And a pocket ache, might I add.

I’ve spent my share of dough on covers, and quite frankly, I’d much like not to do it anymore, if I don’t have to. If you’ve ever had to get a cover done, you know how much of a pain it can be.

Here’s what I’ve found regarding cover designers: Continue reading

FREEBIE – ONE MORE DAY

Thanks to everyone who grabbed a copy of The Girl with the Scar. Since the free campaign was such a success (#234 in free category with #3 in epic fantasy category), I’ve decided to extend it for ONE MORE DAY. Free digital copies will be available for download until midnight 4/13. Get it while you can!!

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—— As a tribute to The Black Lands‘s scheduled release date of 5/23, take a free digital copy of The Girl with the Scar today!

Free on Amazon

Free on Amazon

YOU PROMISED!

DECIDING TO WRITE FULL-FANTASY OR HALF-FANTASY IN YOUR NOVEL

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Maybe one day we’ll get to the skill of the George R.R. Martin (the Tolkien of our day – in my opinion). Some will argue – as some typically do – but I truly think that GRRM has redesigned fantasy…although in some cases to a fault.

I know that sounds oxymoronic. But I’ll explain, though I must start by admitting that I did not get on the George Martin train until last year. **William covers his face as the stones start flying** I know, I know. How dare I claim to write fantasy without having first read the fantasy standard. My only rebuttal to that is: “I wasn’t ready…” Continue reading

I NOW REVIEW BOOKS — FREE!

HOW I DO MY BOOK REVIEWS

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Currently I have taken on another endeavor: book reviews!

One of the most enjoyable parts of writing is connecting writers to writers and discussing all things writing. The actual art has been fulfilling / liberating for me in so many ways, I feel that true writers need to be able to express their inner-author.

My hope is take this passion and review published books (self-published or traditionally-published).

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STORY IS KING!!

HOW YOU CAN GET AS MUCH OUT OF YOUR NARRATIVE AS YOU CAN

So there’s action and thrills and world-building and plot progression and character development and all kinds of -ers, -ings, and -ments that go along with writing.

There are dozens of rules and just as many ways to break those rules, and then there are punctuation patterns and story enders and finishers. It seriously can become as daunting as Santa’s Christmas list.

But in the end, there’s one thing that remains…the story. Continue reading