Category Archives: Books

FIGHT ON!

HOW TO CREATE A BATTLE SEQUENCE

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For all the fantasy / thriller / sci-fi people out there, this post should be helpful — something to aid you in sorting out an intense battle sequence. If you’re anything like me, whenever I think about a large-scale fight, I tend to cringe. In fact, in The Pioneers Saga, there are several of such sequences, and there were times in my writing where I found myself skipping the fight scene so that I could get on to something that was a stronger writing point for me.

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A WORD-WIELDER

HOW TO WRITE GREAT COPY

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Copy is something all self-publishers need to develop. In fact, I would even say that all writers need to have great copy. Unfortunately, developing this skill is tough, since the books about copy relate more specifically to marketing for business rather than for fiction.

And if you write fantasy and sci-fi…good luck honing that copy talent.

The task of presenting your work in a few short lines seems impossible. I mean, how are you supposed to reduce 100,000 words to 100 words? That’s a 1,000% reduction! Continue reading

GIGGITY GIGGITY GIVE-AWAY

HOW TO BE TOTALLY AWESOME {note the Family Guy referenece above}

So for a limited time (not sure how limited – but certainly not longer than the end of the world – but probably until I run out of supplies), I will literally be GIVING AWAY awesome T-Shirts of EXTRACTED.

And how can one receive a free T-Shirt?

Simply request a size ALONG WITH which province from EXTRACTED you’d want to be associated with if you were a citizen of Clydenholm:

NATURALISTS Jade Emblem : Command creatures via psyche. Communicate through thoughts.
SPIRITUALISTS Violet Emblem : Command spirits – both from the living and the dead.
POLARISTS Azure Emblem : Lower temperatures with the best being able to raise temperatures.
MATERIALISTS Auburn Emblem : Separates molecules and reforms them to create usable compounds.

With your EXTRACTED T-Shirt, you will also receive an emblem corresponding to the province which you selected.

Just comment on this page with which province you like best, then email that comment along with your address, and I’ll get your gift to you right away!! (Remember to include your T-shirt size in the email).

Send to: StadlerStyle@gmail.com

Note: T-Shirt text says: The Pioneers Extracted by William Stadler.

MAGICAL MANIA

HOW TO INCORPORATE MAGIC INTO YOUR STORY

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If you are writing fantasy, then at some point the question should arise as to how to use that magic. If it doesn’t come up, then I’d be concerned that the usage of magic in your story might be…flawed.

That said, I’m sure that figuring out what rules should apply to your magic can be quite a challenge. Here’s a post that should at least get you thinking in the right direction.

ORIGIN & WIELDERS

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I HAVE SEEN THE LIGHT

HOW TO WRITE MORE FLUIDLY

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So, I wasn’t going to do this, but I decided against it because of how impressed with this program I am.

I have been writing for over a year now, and for months I scoured the internet looking for a writing app that was truly for writers! Continue reading

PLEASE, SIR, DON’T HURT ME

HOW TO KEEP YOUR MAIN FROM BEING A BULLY

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So I am currently reading like 4 or 5 books. One of these is an audio book, and I won’t give you the name, though I am greatly enjoying the book.

One scene struck me as…laughable, but sad. Continue reading

INFUSED (Book 2 of The Pioneers Saga)

Available NOW : Amazon.com

A dead man cannot resurrect himself.

A new and incompetent governor has been named the head of the Polarist Region, and Broughtonhaven is at risk of being Dominated by these cold-blooded neighbors to the northwest.

The Spiritualists plummet into darkness as they struggle to defend themselves from their invaders.

The Alpha Council has refused to intervene, while Caleb, Sarai, and the Pioneers fear for the fate of the mainland. They must discover how to empower the Spiritualists if they hope to keep Broughtonhaven from crumbling.

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MARKETING MADNESS

HOW TO ADVERTISE WISELY

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Over the past month, I have delved into the dark world of marketing for my first book, EXTRACTED.

 This post will help you find what works and what doesn’t work when it comes to broadcasting your book.

 Keep in mind that this is based on one month, and it has been from my own experience. Some people may disagree, and that is fine, but I am simply presenting some ideas of which I would steer clear. Continue reading

AMAZON — UHH ALRIGHT…

HOW TO CHOOSE WHICH EBOOK VENDOR

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Figuring out exactly where to post your book may be a challenge at first. There are literally dozens of sites that have their hands out saying, “Gimme, gimme, gimme!” There’s Amazon, there’s Smashswords, there’s Barnes & Noble, there’s Kudo, there’s iBook, and a list of others that would virtually seem endless!

My preliminary experience has shown me that you should never post your book on a site that charges you to post. The ones listed above do not require a posting fee. There is a site (which I won’t mention since I’m not into bashing) that charges $5 to post. Continue reading