It feels like it has been forever since I last sat down and wrote anything. While in reality, it has only been a little over four months, each day has passed both blindingly fast, and excruciatingly slow. Thankfully, my long hiatus is now over. I’m back, and ready to write. I’m out of practice and… Continue reading
Issue 04 of the Candle and Quill is done and ready to release. With the release of this new issue, there are several exciting short stories as well as full-length novel chapters to enjoy.
Issue 03 of the Candle and Quill is complete and ready for release. Current Patrons can expect to receive their copies within the next week, while non-patrons can look forward to it on Smashwords before the end of January. Becoming a patron is a great way to get advanced access to each new issue. If… Continue reading
Marketing a book is far harder than writing it, especially as a new author. Since the release of A Boy Named Zephyr, I have tried several different approaches to marketing. Below are a couple methods that are cheap and easy to get started with, and have worked decently for me as a new author.
Last week, I talked about the futility of pursuing perfect writing. In that case, the difficult part was knowing when to stop. This week, I’d like to talk about the benefits of editing your book and what your work can tell you about itself. Like any advice however, even the best can prove useless if… Continue reading
Pursuing perfect writing is something I am especially guilty of. Though I may be a repeat offender, I can’t remember ever actually obtaining that perfection. That might be however, because perfect writing isn’t actually a thing.
In-depth World Building is essential to a good story. The deeper and more cohesive the world you build, the more believable the story becomes. What is interesting however, is the unintended effects world building can have on the writing of the story itself.
Self-publishing is far more difficult than people give it credit for being. It is a journey filled with hurdles, and I’m not sure it ever actually ends. It is a lesson in itself, and my experiences writing Gemsong Saga: A Boy Named Zephyr have taught me several invaluable lessons.
Do you visit Goodreads.com? Do you like free stuff? If you do, then I have some good news! I will be hosting a small goodreads giveaway running May 10-June 10. The winner will receive a free copy of Gemsong Saga: A Boy Named Zephyr in paperback form, shipped right to their door, for no cost.
I am happy to announce that my first entry into the Gemsong Saga Series, A Boy Named Zephyr, is now available in paperback!
I am pleased to introduce the official Gemsong Saga Website. This website is intended to accompany the Gemsong Saga book series and act as a gateway for potential readers. It is packed with a variety of in-depth looks at the people, places, lore, and history of the Gemsong Saga world. Learn more about the Gemsong… Continue reading
I am very happy to announce the release of my first full length novel, Gemsong Saga: A boy named Zephyr. It is currently available for purchase at Smashwords for a price of $5.99. Look for it at other online retailers within the next few weeks!