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Fell Beasts Anthology Update

 

The Fell Beasts Anthology from Dark Quest Books went to the printers yesterday, which contains my story Whispers in the Cage, and should be available for purchase within a week.  Check back soon for the latest updates, and to learn where you can get your frightening copy!

Also, I’m happy to announce that I have finished writing my latest novel, Utopia–Burning, a thrilling sci-fi adventure in which perfection is just an iterative process, and peace comes with a price!  The rewrites and revisions will begin after a nice month or so break; meanwhile, I will work on my next novel/novella idea, and also write a couple short stories that have been patiently waiting for their turn.  Check back often for the latest news, updates, and possible prizes! 

And for those of you out there thinking about starting your own novel, but are intimidated by how long it will take and how much writing is involved, just remember to take it one page at a time!  If you write just one page per day (the average page in a book has 250 words, btw), in a year or less you will have a finished book!  I finished the story for Utopia–Burning in about 5-6 months, writing around 750 words per day, 4-5 days per week.  Of course, I took short breaks here and there to write short stories along the way, which I found very beneficial.  Short stories not only broke up the pace a little, but also replenished the creative juices when I switched back to the novel.  So dust off that computer, turn off the TV and cell phone, and put fingers to keys.  Your next novel is waiting!

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Posted by on January 28, 2011 in News

 

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New Year’s Resolutions

Well, we’re a week into the new year.  How many of you are still going strong on your new year’s resolutions?  (One of my resolutions is to read 50 novels this year–see what I’m reading on my Reading is Fun  page.)  How many of you have already persuaded yourselves to pause your goals and plans, and to take a small detour “just this once?”  How many just said the heck with it and didn’t bother?

For many would-be writers, eager to scratch out ink to the paper for the first time, on their way to that best-seller or the next “great american novel,” the fresh start of a new year delivers great hopes and possibilities.  Writing is rewarding and wonderful, but let’s also be honest–it takes work.  Start out on the right foot this year.  Here is a link to Writer’s Digest that offers you 101 Websites For Writers.  Take a look, read through them–they just might help keep you on track with your writing resolutions.

 
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Posted by on January 9, 2011 in News

 

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