Tagged with how to write a novel

New Podcast Up: Road to Memphis Part 2


In this special episode (try to ignore the road noise in the background) Ryan and I discuss our trip to Memphis, Tennessee and how one trip to Sun Studio and the origin story of how Elvis Presley almost didn’t record “That’s All Right” spoke to the novelist in both of us. We recount the story of … Continue reading

New Podcast Up: Road to Memphis Part One


In this special episode (excuse the road noise) Ryan and I decide to go to Memphis Tennesee on a road trip. On the way there we discuss the stories we leave behind. What stories have you started but never finished or had to abandon simply because they didn’t work? What do those abandoned stories teach us? We also … Continue reading

3 Writing Rules to Enthrall the Modern Reader


So you’ve written the great American novel… or the next great British novel.  I suppose congratulations are in order.  You have indeed accomplished a grand feat.  Most people who call themselves writers are sitting around dreaming about writing something so grand. Now what? I have edited several novels over the course of my career, and … Continue reading

A Whopping 5 Copies!


I looked at my sales report for the month of April, and discovered that I had actually sold 5 print editions of my two new novels combined. One could become very depressed about that, spiraling down into a pit of deep despair until Prince Humperdink sets the “machine” to 50 out of rage. Yet I … Continue reading

My Book Featured On Ebook Soda


My book is being featured today at eBookSoda, a new readers’ site where they send ebook recommendations tailored to reader’s tastes.  It is an e-book listing site that lists books that are on sale.  Come Apart is on Kindle for $2.99, which is a small price to pay for the high quality science fiction mystery that it … Continue reading

Free Kindle Giveaway: Wrap Up


According to KDP, I gave away 201 copies of my new novel Come Apart during my free giveaway last week.  I reached this amount by doing the following things: Listed the free book on several free book listing sites.  Find it here.  Just scroll to the bottom of the page, click on the links and list … Continue reading

New Podcast Up: The Props Under the Platform


In this episode, Ryan and I discuss ways that a writer can increase their platform in order to become more recognized as a writer and to hopefully garner the attention of agents and publishers. We discuss many ideas that we have tried and successes we have had in building the ever important writer’s platform. We … Continue reading

Writing the Ending First


My latest offering, Come Apart, due to hit digital and print queue’s everywhere in March, was an experiment of sorts.  According to my proofer’s comments the experiement was a complete success. I wanted Come Apart to be a puzzle.  I wanted to write a novel much like Pines by Blake Crouch, which is a story that unfolds a bit … Continue reading