I finished going over Dane’s suggested edits a little while ago. He helped me out tremendously. Go buy his books. I cut a ton of fat from the story. Like 20,000 words worth. The book just came back from yet another editor, who was searching for typos and major inconsistencies. It should only take a […]
NaNoWriMo is upon us again. I don’t think I’ll be trying to hammer out a novel, but maybe I’ll finish up that kid’s book I’ve been sitting on. As I’ve been planning my next project, I’ve been thinking (again) about the various storytelling frameworks that I’ve come across. Many of these contain similar concepts, but […]
I just put up a page for my latest little piece of software on my other blog. It’s for writing and formatting audio drama scripts. Check it out: AudioScripter And for any of you that care, I now have 2 chapters left to edit in the Journey of St. Laurent.
Again, I have started too many projects. I really need to focus on one at a time until they’re done. I guess I did finish the theme update. Anyway, I haven’t forgotten Journey of St. Laurent. It’s just that editing is such hard work. Sometime this week I’ll dive back into it. I’m also going […]
Here’s one reason I think Film Crit Hulk is awesome.
This graphic shows the reason(s) that I never finish writing anything.
Last weekend I wanted a piece of software. I couldn’t find exactly what I wanted, so I built it myself. And now I’m releasing it to the world.
On facebook there’s an event happening today called the Zombie Fest Free eBook Bonanza! There are lots and lots of giveaways of ebooks, artwork, and other stuff. Every ten minutes something is being given way. Anyway, sometime during the day (not sure when) a couple of copies of Oasis are going to be awarded. edit: […]
Yes, I have project ADD. It doesn't help that I have some programming knowledge. Every time I want a piece of software and I can't immediately find exactly what I want, I start making my own. I have hard drives filled with half finished projects. A little while ago I was digging through some of […]
Here’s the cover for “The Journey of St. Laurent.” I hope you like it at least half as much as I do.
SPAB! is a piece of software that takes a simple text file and produces the files you need to self publish a book. I just rewrote the software from the ground up, and I now need some help testing it.
I’m like one of those plastic surgery addicts, but with my blog theme.
It’s been a while since I posted anything, so I thought I’d catch you up. Here’s updates as to what I’m working on. SPAB! – this is my simple to use self publishing program. It’s been rewritten to remove dependencies on other programs. It automatically produces the various files you need to upload to the […]
Okay. I think I’m satisfied enough to release version 2 of the Book WP theme. It may not be perfect, but if I don’t release it, I’ll just never get around to it. This theme is meant to help authors use wordpress to write an online book, rather than just a blog. You can see […]
Here’s what’s going on in my world recently. I may not have been posting here, but I’ve been staying busy. I’m on Chapter 52 of my “Journey…” edits. The end is in sight! I’m about 3/4 done writing the kid’s book. I think. My daughters ask me every night if I’m ever going to finish […]
Moved as part of my HowToSelfPublishABook.org redesign. This is a guest post from Hillary Peak, Author of Wings of Hope and Cappuccino is the Answer for Job Dissatisfaction. Her personal website is www.HillaryEPeak.com 10. So far, I’ve spent a lot more than I’ve made. 9. In my experience, good reviews sell more books than anything else. […]
Note this was moved here as part of my HowToSelfPublishABook.org redesign. Here is part 3 of J. Dane Tyler’s series. You can read Part 1 here, and Part 2 here. The original appeared on his whatnot blog, and appears here with his explicit permission. If you get a minute, you should also go check out […]
note: This was moved here as part of my HowToSelfPublishABook.org redesign Here is part 2 of J. Dane Tyler’s series. You can read Part 1 here. The original appeared on his whatnot blog, and appears here with his explicit permission. If you get a minute, you should also go check out his produced ebooks: A […]
This article was written by J. Dane Tyler and originally appeared on one of his blogs. You should also check out his fiction blog. It’s one of the guest posts I’m moving over from my self publishing blog. This series reflects the path Dane took to self-publish his short story collection via the Kindle Store […]
Okay, so I got mad at the internet after the great website hack debacle of 2012. Obviously, I haven’t posted anything here in a while, although I did post about how I won the election over at my other blog. Even though I’ve been quiet, I’ve still been busy. There are a bunch of projects […]
I’m starting to get a little tired of this crap. I have a bunch of sites hosted on one account. A couple of weeks ago all of them were hacked. A line of code was added to every php file in my account. That code would sometimes automatically redirect people to one of a list […]
Okay, so I’d love to say that I finished my round of edits for Journey of St. Laurent and I’m ready to send out some copy to those who have said they’ll help me edit. I’d love it. I’d love to say that I actually finished the draft of my Children’s novel. But I can’t. […]
Well, I didn’t make my goal of writing that Children’s book last month. I did put down about 1700Â (edit: make that 17,000) words, though, which is more fiction than I think I’ve ever written in a month before (yes, I know all you â€œrealâ€ writers are laughing at that tiny amount.) I suppose that’s sort […]
Okay, so I’m not quitting my WIP or anything, even if the last couple of days I haven’t written much anything. It justÂ occurredÂ to me that these posts are pretty boring. However, I still need some kind of public accountability. How else can I be expected to keep going? I’ll be tweeting the daily progress instead […]
Okay, my kid’s book is currently at 9,099 words. It looks like it’s going to end up a couple of thousand more than the goal (20,000), but I think I’ll be able to get it done this month. However, my editing has pretty much fallen by the wayside. If I don’t figure out a way […]