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Philip K. Dick and a Writer’s Subconscious

Currently I’m working on the third and final book in the Five Rims trilogy: “The Shibboleth Code”. It is an arduous task, and even though I love the characters and the setting and I feel like I’m really bringing the story to a close, I am so ready to get on with another book. I have ideas … Continue reading

Some Thoughts On Beta-Readers

Every indie writer needs a good set of beta readers.  However, the choosing of beta readers is a task not to be taken lightly, and it is the writer’s responsibility to help the beta readers do their job efficiently. I’ve chosen beta readers in the past who have been excellent at their job, and some … Continue reading

Results of the Kindle Free Giveaway

Results of the Kindle Free Giveaway

For the past few days I’ve been blasting my free book on the internet via several outlets and free services that get my book in front of millions of Twitter followers.  Today I went on KDP and checked out the results. I gave away 99 books. Now, let’s say that half of those people who … Continue reading

A New Direction for the Blog

A New Direction for the Blog

I need motivation.  Yeah, I’ve written about five novels now, but I still need motivation to sit down at the computer and write.  I also have a busy household with four kids, a full time job that is more than full time (I teach English and manage an alternative education program) so finding time to … Continue reading

Describing Facial Expressions

Describing Facial Expressions

One of the most difficult problems plaguing writers is how to describe facial expressions.  The problem arises if the writer does not describe facial expressions at all or if they provide cliche or overused descriptions when writing a narrative. The solution is easier than you might expect. The solution to this is two-fold: Descriptions must … Continue reading