Getting the books out, getting the word out.

Longview 2: The Selling of Suzee Delight

The second edition of Tales from the Longview, Episode 2:Ā The Selling of Suzee Delight has entered distribution today. This is the sequel to Tales from The Longview, Episode 1: Born from Fire (previously released as Enter the Death Circus), now available permanently for free. I’m hoping to have the third episode, The Philosopher Gambit, ready to publish in two weeks. … Continue reading →

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The REVISED new LONGVIEW covers, and how to run a solvent self-pub business

Book covers…GOOD book covers, anyway—are a big flying pain in the ass on a good day, and they are so very much easier to get wrong than right. And blithe comments about hiring a professional cover designer don’t help. A BIG DIGRESSION ON THE FINANCIAL END OF SELF-PUBLISHING, AND HOW YOU STAY SOLVENT The Longview stories are, right now, low-margin. … Continue reading →

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The New Covers for Tales from The Longview… I listened.

I read every comment, made notes, came up with alternate concepts, and here are the three final results. WITH new titles, too.     So…does this fix the many problems? … Continue reading →

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Bashtyk Nokyd—Possible Cover Art. Your input?

I like this cover better than either of the previous ones I’ve done for the Longview series, and am considering doing the other two over again to match this style and formatting. What do you think? Previous two covers are below for comparison. … Continue reading →

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Cadence Drake in Real Life: Now legal, soon possible. I win! :D

The main character of my current novel series, Cadence Drake, was a genetically engineered child. One mother, three fathers, and some slicing and dicing of her chromosomes to give her the exact characteristics her mother wanted for her: From my mother I have my coffee-with-a- touch-of-cream skin and full lips and straight teeth. From one of my fathers I have … Continue reading →

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Something Fun: The Whole First Chapter of the Longview 1 Audiobook

Enter the Death Circus Audiobook

I’ll have the full audiobook available from my own site in a few days. The audiobook is over two hours in length (nice for a few days of short commutes), and for early purchasers, I’ll be offering it for less than what such audiobooks usually go for. Questions are welcome, of course. šŸ˜€ … Continue reading →

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“Write A Series” Students: What you’ll need BEFORE we start the Expansion

I’m still putting together How To Write A Series Module 1: Creating Series Setup through Completion of Story One, but I solved the “how to present it” issue, and my goal getting this module up and making it available is next week. So let’s talk about prepping for the class. In the first four lessons of How To Write A … Continue reading →

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Edison and Me: How NOT to Do Something Difficult

I have the information for the first module of How To Write A Series more or less finished. Ā The story is done and beautifully edited. NOT by me. I’m fighting myself over the damn cover art. So far so good. And today I spent six hours trying to figure out how to bring all of this informationā€”and there is a … Continue reading →

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Editor’s Revision DONE on LONGVIEW #1

Okay. Took a while because I’ve rewritten the same two chapters three times. But I got it. Had previously added two thousand words to the first revision, added three thousand more today. And FINALLY I love what I got. The story will go to my copyeditor tomorrow, I’ll figure out in the meantime what sort of cover I want for … Continue reading →

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LONGVIEW revision is done! Starting type-in.

The series matrix worked well, I got an ending I’m much happier with, and revised all 60 pages yesterday and today. So now I’ll do type-in, and hand the whole thing off to Matt for content editing when it’s done. And then I’ll build out the rest of HTWAS Expansion Module 1. Rather than beta the story, I’m trying out … Continue reading →

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