Learning how to make your aim true is often about relearning the fundamentals. Great athletes and snipers must maintain the fundamentals. And so must every person that strives for excellence in any endeavor. I’ve reignited my mission to craft Out of Oblivion into a great book by re-reading the most inspiring book I’ve ever read on the craft of novel writing, Story Engineering by Larry Brooks. This is the book, of all the books I’ve read on story craft, that catapulted Blood & Soul out of my imagination onto the pages of Amazon.com… Read more
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“What is your take on so many old movies being remade? Is it because Hollywood can’t come up with anything new on their own?”
My YouTube answer is here:
Otherwise, keep reading.
I don’t mind remakes of old Si-Fi or Fantasy movies. Because back in the day their reach exceeded their grasp.… Read more
A lot of readers have asked about the pronunciation of names in my book. Because the book is other-worldly I chose to make up names. 99% of fantasy fiction writers do this as well. I worked to make them easy to say. Below is a guide to pronouncing the words. Not a fancy dictionary type guide, but some helpful suggestions on how to sound them out and a micro bio.
Athorigan – Uh-thor-egun
*King of the Midvast
Ledarrin – Led-Arron
*The king’s bastard son.… Read more
What a year! Blood & Soul spent 5 and half months on the bestsellers list. It made 1# in niche categories a couple of times but hung out between #30 and #40 mostly. I knew I had written a decent book but I had no idea it would do so well. I had lots of help. Here’s the list of professionals and friends that were crucial to Blood & Soul. Thanks again!
Good reviews are lifeblood for “unknown” authors.… Read more
- Blood & Soul did this on July 30. Fantasy: #1 in Metaphysical & Visionary, #2 Epic, #2 Sword & Sorcery, #2 Coming of Age, #159 over all rank.
- Blood & Soul is still on the bestsellers list and it’s been there for a solid month and a half in the fantasy niche Visionary & Metaphysical.
Today is the day! Buy Blood & Soul for $0.99. Thank you! If you wanna know more…keep reading.
Last night, blurry-eyed and exhausted, I uploaded the final edits to the First Edition of Blood & Soul on Kindle Direct Publishing for e-readers and CreateSpace for print readers. Blood & Soul has been in a preparation mode since I uploaded it about a month ago, without counting the 7-year, million-word brainstorm.
As a writer I’m at a loss for words and deeply moved by all the sacrifices good friends and colleagues have made to go the extra 100 miles in the last moments.… Read more