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Updated Website Landing Page

As my first book will be out shortly,  I needed to start making changes to my website. I needed to include an area where I can sell my book, and also an area where I can talk about the SUBJECT of the book – because believe me, the subject of the book will generate a… Read more »

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Beta Readers

I wanted to thank everyone who responded to last week’s blog and gave me their opinions about my cover. I received 27 emails, 60 comments, two pipe bombs, a stick of gum, and a marriage proposal (I turned him down). Pretty much what I expected. I am going to tweak the cover a bit based… Read more »

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The Toaster Oven Mocks Me

If you read my blog from a few weeks ago, you know that I plan to release my first book as an eBook because of the large number of color graphics. Printing that much color is expensive, and I can’t be selling my first book for $35, so an electronic release is the way to… Read more »

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My Post It Notes

I’ve decided to remove the Post It notes from my web page. If you have ever lost a bet and been forced to visit my web page, you have surely noticed my motivational Post It area on the right side (it’s the yellow square). I change it every week and it’s usually something clever and… Read more »

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Book Update 2014

Well, with my front cover complete, and most of the back cover designed and written, I started looking into the final cost of the book. Because my book has so many full-color illustrations, the selling price would need to be high – much higher than I thought. As a new writer, I can’t price myself… Read more »

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Statistics

This year, I decided to really focus on becoming a full time writer. One of the things that is absolutely essential to a writer these days, is a website and Facebook. For me, Facebook is out. I’ve been a programmer for many years, and the idea of filling a Facebook page with personal information is… Read more »

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On my hard drive

Hey everyone (yes, both of you), I am working on a writing project that needs to be completed this weekend, so my time is a bit limited today. So, I decided to give you a look behind the curtain – to let you see where all the magic happens. Below is a screenshot of my… Read more »

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A Chance Encounter

I decided to try writing a story, any story, in 15 minutes, with no corrections or revisions. Here it is: I’m at Home Depot on Saturday and I’m standing in the electrical aisle and who should come walking down the aisle but the Almighty himself – God. Yep, it seems the King of Everything was… Read more »

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The Countdown Begins

In just a few weeks, I will be shopping my first book. I’ll start the process by sending out query letters- basically letters of introduction to agents saying, “Hi, I’m Steve. I wrote a very weird book and I want you to represent me. Are you interested? I promise not to sleep with your daughter… Read more »

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Accolades For My Website

I thought it would be nice to share some of the feedback I have been receiving for my website and blog. I hope to post more later! ** of course they’re not real.   “Tis one of the best amalgamations of quality information ever amassed by a common man. Do tell me, has Rhianna split… Read more »