Monthly Archives: August 2016

Wanted: Someone to Read my Urban Fantasy Novel

As I’m preparing to publish my new novel, BLOOD & HOLY WATER, I’m looking for some high-level feedback on the story. Is anyone interested? It should be a fairly quick read. I can send the file over in word, adobe, google … Continue reading

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Creating a Mailing List

Since February, I’ve been struggling with getting a mailing list sign-up on my blog. The value of a mailing list for authors has been cited in numerous articles I’ve read. In fact, you should be creating this list as soon … Continue reading

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How to Write an Enticing Book Blurb

What pulls you in to actually read a novel? Many things. It starts with the cover… Maybe the reviews or a friend’s recommendations? But the book blurb seals the deal. Today I set off to write a blurb for both … Continue reading

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I Wrote a Novel (or Two), Now What?

I’ve read that only about 3% of novels are ever finished. (Keep in mind, 99% of statistics are false. 🙂) So here I sit with two manuscripts, asking myself… “There. I’m done. I said I’d finish… But now what? It’s … Continue reading

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Blood & Holy Water – First Draft Done!

It only took me nearly TEN years and multiple first attempts, but Blood & Holy Water has a completed first draft! It feels fantastic! PLUS I feel it’s the best first draft I’ve ever written. This story I wrote with … Continue reading

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Week 4: Camp NaNoWriMo – Not The End

When I first heard of November’s NaNoWriMo, I thought it was an insane idea. How can anyone write 50,000 words in one month? Anyone that does it must not have a family or a full time job, right? Well, now, … Continue reading

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