Tag: self-publishing

Killing Your Darlings

Killing Your Darlings

I’ve never enjoyed editing my work (though I have come to love the end result). Don’t get me wrong; editing is a necessary evil. No writer can form perfect prose the first time around. But editing takes much more effort for me than writing. It inevitably ends up a slog. And for a long time, …

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The Setting as a Character

The Setting as a Character

One characteristic of epic fantasy is the scale of its setting. Epic tales take place in vast worlds, full of interesting cities, cultures and landmarks. Somehow, the characters become aware of these details throughout their adventure and it becomes clear that the world is active even when the characters aren’t present. Rebellions may take place …

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Crossroads of Frozen Eternity Available Now!

Crossroads of Frozen Eternity Available Now!

The time has finally come for the adventures of Catilen Taylor and Damian Cooke to continue. Crossroads of Frozen Eternity is now available at your resident Amazon store (amazon.com, amazon.ca and amazon.uk to name a few). It’s also available on Smashwords and DriveThru Fiction (both of which offer multiple file formats, in case you don’t …

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Character Introduction: The Sorcerer

Character Introduction: The Sorcerer

A few weeks ago, I reminisced about the creation of Island of Lost Forevers‘s leading lady, Catilen Taylor. Every protagonist needs at least one plucky companion, don’t they? We originally considered Catilen’s closest friend (and fellow kook), Damian Cooke, the story’s main character. Until we realized the character most impacted by the book’s events, the …

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For the Love of It

For the Love of It

Perhaps ironically, shortly after our move to England I wrote about two kinds of happiness; the happiness you find where you are, and the happiness you chase. I think it’s important to find happiness every day, to enjoy as many moments as you can. Ultimately, life is short, too short to waste on discontent. Some …

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Get Published Podcast

Get Published Podcast

My co-author, James, and I recently appeared on the Get Published Podcast. We talked about long-distance collaboration, self-publishing and, of course, Island of Lost Forevers. I’m a bit late to the punch with this announcement (sorry about that), but one of the joys of the Internet is infinite shelf space; check it out! Get Published …

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Taking the Leap

Taking the Leap

There seems to be an eternal debate between Traditional Publishing and Self-publishing. People will argue over which is ‘better,’ with certain camps believing adamantly that self-publication ‘doesn’t count.’ I’m not here to throw my two cents into the ring; it’s obvious where my opinion falls. Suffice to say, there are advantages and disadvantages to each …

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Island of Lost Forevers Available Now!

Island of Lost Forevers Available Now!

I’m certain you recall my announcement from a few weeks back about the upcoming release of Island of Lost Forevers, my first novel, co-written by the fabulous James Abendroth. The time is now Ladies and Gentlemen; Island of Lost Forevers is available for Kindle! Buy it from: Amazon.com, Amazon.ca, Amazon.co.uk, or your resident amazon address …

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