On Writing

Update on Shadow Watch Book 2 (The Rage of Saints)

Time for a much-needed update on the second book of The Shadow Watch: The Rage of Saints is complete, has gone through the first rounds of edits, and is now off to a few early beta readers. And the response so far... they are loving it!     This second book has been a lot… Continue reading Update on Shadow Watch Book 2 (The Rage of Saints)

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My Self-Publishing Diary (Week One Rundown)

Here are some reflections on my first week in self-publishing: Week One of the launch of my first book, THE SHADOW WATCH, has been a blast, as well as a huge learning experience! Went into this with a small ARC team and I'm mostly postponing advertising until I get more reviews. Did a 99c deal… Continue reading My Self-Publishing Diary (Week One Rundown)

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My Fantasy Cover Reveal

It has been a crazy journey for The Shadow Watch, but now all this work is paying off. My cover is complete and the book is now available for pre-order on Amazon: goo.gl/fqTdYy   The cover was far more work than I anticipated, and I didn't do any of the real work. There were so many… Continue reading My Fantasy Cover Reveal

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Finding a Great Cover Artist for your Indie Book

The cover is one of the biggest selling points for any book. It is the trailer, the advertisement. It is what draws in the reader. It tells them what genre the book is at a glance and, whether we like it or not, it indicates the caliber of book that lies within. That is why… Continue reading Finding a Great Cover Artist for your Indie Book

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My Process for Writing Fantasy

[I did this interview for an online fantasy community about my writing process, how to break writer's block, my favorite mythical creature and more...] What inspired your novel, The Shadow Watch, and how long did it take to complete it? The original, and most basic, inspiration came from an idea I had many years ago,… Continue reading My Process for Writing Fantasy

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Why I’ve Decided to Self-Publish

This post is the first of many that will chronicle my journey in self-publishing... Feel free to weigh in, if you have insight, or ask any questions about the process as I set out. I plan to layout the various steps I am taking, as I take them, from finding designers and editors, to marketing… Continue reading Why I’ve Decided to Self-Publish

On Writing, Wattpad

Why You Should Post a Story on Wattpad

Okay, if you have been following my Wattpad experience at all, you know I am still new to the site, but I have been chronicling my experience for anyone out there who is on Wattpad or is considering using the site. Last time, I talked about how to build a readership on Wattpad. Now, I… Continue reading Why You Should Post a Story on Wattpad

On Writing, Wattpad

Getting Readers on Wattpad

That’s why you’re thinking about posting your story on Wattpad, right? Everyone wants to have their story read. But how do you get people to read a new story on a site that has literally millions of stories? There are stories on Wattpad with millions of views and thousands of votes, and it can be… Continue reading Getting Readers on Wattpad

On Writing, Wattpad

Posting a Story on Wattpad

I am beginning a new blog series discussing my experience on Wattpad. If any of you are using the social writing and reading site, I would love to dialogue about it. If you are new to Wattpad, it is a website where thousands upon thousands of writers post stories or novels, typically serially, for free… Continue reading Posting a Story on Wattpad