I came up with the title of my novel, The Sea Trials of an Unfortunate Sailor, early on in its development and I have grown to love it as I have any other part of my existence, such as my left pinkie finger, my crooked nose, my restless and weary soul. However, after seven years … Continue reading It is with a Heavy Heart that I Bid a Sad Adieu
I'm happy to announce the release of my fifth book, a short story collection entitled: LEAVE: And Other Stories Short and Shorter. Within the collection, there are 30 stories new and old. Some are short in length as are traditional short stories, and some are shorter in length, as are the more contemporary flash fiction … Continue reading NEW RELEASE
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Yeah, so call me absurd... Anyway, as happens with my other such favorite influential authors -- Kafka, Vonnegut, Melville, Hemingway, London, Conrad... (I know, I know. This list is very male and very white... I'm working on that. I promise.) -- I, like clockwork, begin jonesin' for a Camus fix at least once a year. … Continue reading Fans of Albert Camus are so absurd
He kicks off the covers and reveals the body of a mid-sized, thin but muscularly defined, mid-twenties, African-American male. He does some cat-like stretching and then concludes his ritual with some aggressive eye-rubbing underneath the pillow. While doing so, he seems to notice something strange about his hands. He holds them over his head and … Continue reading Transformation of a G
Hey! What's up?! Long time no speak. Everyone surviving these bizarre times okay? I must admit that I have grown accustomed to not blogging or socializing on the internet these past several months. Not that I haven't missed you, it's just nice to be engaged so heavily in the really real as opposed to the … Continue reading Is Writing Hard for Everyone or Just Me?
BOOK | FICTION | THRILLER USA, Inc. (A Mike Wardman Novel: Book 1) by Larry Kahaner RATING: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ When acclaimed and prolific author, investigative journalist, and private investigator Larry Kahaner reached out to me to see if I would be interested in receiving a copy of his latest thriller, USA, … Continue reading A First-Rate Fish Tale of a Thriller: USA, Inc. – A Review
Been wanting to read this for a long time but now that I finally have it... I find its presence rather... intimidating. #prayforthetimidreaders
You know, making every honest effort not to think about #youknowwho by revisiting a favorite book of mine (and which is listed as one of my Writing Resources) so as to give my brain a break from of all of #youknowwhose juvenile behavior, which includes but by no means whatsoever is limited to his recent … Continue reading So there I was just minding my own business…
In Sam's world there are two rules. Rule #1: Nobody dies. Protect the living at all costs. Rule #2: Everybody dies. At least once. The Waking was a global event in which a force called the Lifeblood invaded all humans who died. The few strong enough to control it came back as powerful immortals. The … Continue reading RISE OF THE CHOSEN by Guest Author Anna Kopp
Our private Facebook writers and readers group recently held its second WRITE EDIT WRITE Challenge (see the results of the first challenge here). Because my focus is on producing a short film based upon an adaptation of my short story LEAVE, I figured we might as well have a challenge focused on screenwriting. Ergo, we … Continue reading Birth of Loglines & Beyond | A Guest Post by Author Ann Kimbrough
Kathy Cecala, an Indie Author and an active and valuable member of our private Facebook group for writers and readers, has some interesting and useful thoughts on the dark art of choosing and creating book covers. I strongly encourage you to check it and all the many other intriguing and compelling writing she has shared for us to read for free on her website.
Yes, I’m on a writing break, but it doesn’t mean I’m not thinking about the cover for my next. As we all know, you’re not supposed to judge a book by its cover. But we all do, it seems. Supposed experts in publishing tell us the cover is your most important marketing tool, though my own informal survey of readers begs to differ. Some readers will choose a book solely on its cover, but others could care less, using reviews or information on the product page to make their decision.
Truth be told, I’m in the latter group. Half the time I don’t even look at the cover of a book, even when I’ve finished reading it. And this probably explains why I tend to give short shrift to my own covers as an author. But this time I’m trying to take it seriously, mainly because I don’t feel the…
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Last week I announced that we were starting a private Facebook group for Writers and Readers called WRITE EDIT WRITE. Well I am happy to say that we have had a great response to the announcement and our group includes a growing host of active and creative members. And while we're still getting situated and … Continue reading WRITE EDIT WRITE: Flash Fiction by Author Pam Schloesser-Canepa
So, I'm creating a private Facebook group for writers and readers who are interested in the discussion of all things related to the process and business of writing. This will be somewhat an extension of what I do with the Newsletter Love subscribers, but on a much more intimate and informal level. The newsletter … Continue reading Write Edit Write: A Private Facebook Group for Writers and Readers
Seeing that we will begin filming sometime in early July, I would say we are about half-way through our campaign to raise the seed funds, so to speak, for the larger Indiegogo campaign that will raise the major funds needed to produce LEAVE, a short film based upon a screenplay I wrote. So, to celebrate … Continue reading A Mid-Term Thank You To All Who Support #IndieFilms
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As you may already know, a short film is going to be made of a screenplay I adapted from LEAVE, one of my short, dramatic stories about what it may have been like for the first females sailors assigned to warships back in the Nineties. It probably isn't much of a spoiler to say that … Continue reading So, I’m Going To Make A Movie… UPDATE #1
...I am knee deep (I'm pretty tall dude so that's pretty darn deep) into so much stuff* -- stuff being formatting my two latest books HOW NOT TO DIE and SHORT VERSES & OTHER CURSES into print editions; setting up the logistics for the film adaptation of my short story "Leave" (fundraiser announcement soon - … Continue reading I was going to review Hemingway’s A MOVEABLE FEAST, but…
Have you had a chance to check out what's going on with Newsletter Love lately? We recently announced that we will be sending out 2015 in style, meaning me sharing your poetry and other writing via the newsletter on New Year's Eve and with a selected few being published right here on the blog as … Continue reading So, about that newsletter of mine…