Tag Archive | indie author
On Writing: Creating A Chapter
I’ve had a lot of people ask me about my process when it comes to writing chapters. Chapters, much like every other aspect of writing, is something I think every writer has to figure out for themselves. What works for me won’t necessarily work for someone else. But something I have learned over the years […]
On Writing: The Pros Of Fantasy
I’ve always been one for variety. My reading library spans the realms of everything from fantasy to family dramas and children’s titles. There’s even some non-fiction in my arsenal; I’m a sucker for a good biography, especially when they’re about serial killers or mob bosses. Just sayin’. When it comes to my own writing, this […]
Creating A Book Trailer!
I LOVE movie trailers (and movies, of course!). Often times they are the deciding factor if I watch a movie or not. So this week I successfully made my first book trailer. And I have to admit that it was more fun than I thought it would be. It actually turned into quite the creative […]
MACHINES – Homage to Hitchcock
I remember watching old black and white episodes of Alfred Hitchcock Presents when I was a kid, and then as a teenager and even now as an adult. Then there are the movies that I love – Psycho. The Birds. Rear Window. Vertigo. Whether it’s a full-length movie or a twenty-three minute short story, one […]
On Writing: Justifying Every Single Scene
I’ve learned many things from my editor over the years. I think one of the most important is that you should be able to justify the existence of every single scene in your novel. There should be a reason for it – whether it’s moving the story forward, revealing things about your characters, or forming […]
Book Review: Write. Publish. Repeat.
Write. Publish. Repeat. The No-Luck-Required Guide to Self-Publishing Success is a book of educated suggestions by Sean Platt and Johnny B. Truant (and a guest appearance from their partner in crime, David Wright). I bought this book after hearing about it from a youtube video that was going over some quick tips about Scrivener (the most excellent […]
To help kick-off the release of Horns & Halos: Against The Giant, I’ve decided to add a free short story to go with it! Boy-Eating Plants takes you on a wild ride with Horns & Halos’ main character, Allyster Williams, as he traverses a strange world full of massive, flesh-eating plants who have found him […]