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Gun Control, Terrorism, Reality

Gun Control, Terrorism, Reality

Terrorism   In light of the recent terrorist event in California, note I call it as it is not what the politicians or media want to call it, workplace violence, this event shows how a radical religious sect, rather a brainwashing cult, can do with its members. This was not a ‘radicalized extremist’ event. No, … Continue reading

Reliving nostalgia or flogging dead horse?

Reliving nostalgia or flogging dead horse?

  Recently, I was interested in reliving the excitement I used to feel when reading action/adventure books from my youth. Back in day, the tales of Mack Bolan, Able Team, Phoenix Force, and the Soldiers of Barabbas were something that I used to look forward and devour voraciously. Over the years, I moved away from … Continue reading

How to post a book review

How to post a book review

Reviews are what authors live and die by. A bad review can tank sales whereas a good review has the potential to do the opposite, increase sales. Indifferent reviews are a total waste of time. I’ll get more into that later. The basic review should be at least 50-100 words long. Longer is better if … Continue reading

Permuted Press: WTF are you doing?

Permuted Press: WTF are you doing?

    For those of you who follow my blog, you know that I’ve been working on the Up From the Depths series. You may also know that in March of 2014, I was accepted and signed by Permuted Press, a publisher known for apocalyptic horror fiction. Permuted Press had recently changed hands before I … Continue reading

Concept cover art

Concept cover art

Here is a sample of some covers for the Up From the Depths series. These covers were made using Powerpoint and are not from the publisher of the series.                

Preparedness, Practice, and your BOB

Preparedness, Practice, and your BOB

For National Preparedness Month, here’s a couple of tips that every prepper or anyone interested in prepping should consider.   As a prepper, if you fail to actually practice any of the plans you may have for whatever event, how can you be proficient or consider yourself prepared? Remember the fire drills that as a … Continue reading

Aspiring Author Versus Author

Aspiring Author Versus Author

Many of us have heard the term ‘Aspiring Author’. What does that actually mean? The definition of aspire to to have a strong ambition or desire. By using that definition, we can extrapolate that aspiring means you have a strong ambition or desire to accomplish something. In the real world, an aspiring author is someone … Continue reading

Chapter length and the economy of words

Chapter length and the economy of words

Over the past few years, I’ve heard more and more readers discuss chapter length. Most of the discussions have centered around how long a chapter is, the length, versus what actually happens in that chapter. There are some authors that have the market on the economy of words meaning that either the chapter is short … Continue reading

Write what you know

Write what you know

  What does the title of this topic mean? To be a good author you need to be able to immerse the reader into the world you’ve created. That means you need to know all there is to know about that world. If its a fictional world like Narnia, you need to be able to … Continue reading