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An On The Cheap Self-Publishing Plan


Currently I do not have a print edition of This Broken Earth out there, and the reason was simple: I didn’t feel the need to publish in print because of the lack of interest from most readers.  Most of my readers are digital, and I sell around 10-15 books a month on Amazon as Kindle editions. … 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

The Weekend Marathon…and a Roundup


After I write this post, I’m signing off.  I’ll be back on Monday, and will write yet another blog post, but this weekend is the hard-core write fest.  I have to reach a goal of at least 7,000 words to stay on track for the 21st release date. How will I do this? I have … Continue reading

NaNoWriMo Tip #22: Time Out


If you are in a comfortable place right now in word count with the NaNoWriMo, then by all means take a break.  Today is Thanksgiving in the U.S., and if you are a hardcore writer like me then you will want to write today, but fight the urge. Last night I went to my wife’s … Continue reading

NaNoWriMo Tip #14: Scrivener


  I know that several of you use Scrivener to write long form novels, but did you know that Scrivener can also help you plot out a real time word count goals?   First, if you do not use Scrivener, it is well worth the $49 for the program.  I have been using it for … Continue reading

Scrivener 2: Even More Bells and Whistles


As most of you know, I write long form texts on Scrivener because it is probably, in my opinion, the best word processor software a novelist could ever use.  A few days ago, I updated to Scrivener 2 and found several features that were even better than the original. 1.  Exporting to OpenOffice and Word … Continue reading

How to Use Scrivener to Write a Screenplay


Scrivener is probably the best word processor available.  Most writers like myself who have been writing for a long time will find Scrivener a welcome addition to their desktop.  I use the program exclusively to write novels, but it has many other functions, one of which is screenwriting. Here are the steps: First, open a … Continue reading

New Scrivener for Windows BETA Released


The good folks over at Literature and Latte have just released a BETA version of Scrivener for Windows that improves the way Scrivener works with that operating system.  You can find the link to download the program here. Note: This is a BETA version so it is a work in progress.  They need people to … Continue reading