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Forgotten Fortune

Today I started writing my second novel, Forgotten Fortune (book two of my Timelink trilogy). I spent about two months doing the online research required, and I did it from a specific browser- one used only for book research. I did this because when I’m done, I can look back at all the keywords I… Read more »

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Future Fortune released

This weekend, my new book, Future Fortune, is free to download for the Kindle. You can go to Amazon now and download it at no charge. It’s a lot cheaper than Ambien. So why make it free? Well, when you’re a nobody author, you need to garner as many reviews as quickly as possible when… Read more »

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My New Children’s Book

I met with my editor on Friday, and these were the take-a-way notes for my newest children’s book: The words “lube” and “chipmunk” should not appear in the same sentence, let alone as the opening line from Chapter 1. The local spelling bee you described in Chapter 2 should not end with Charlie Sheen bludgeoning… Read more »

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The Circus Tent Of Writing

  Today I finished the first edit of book number two, Future Fortune. I have all sorts of “number two” jokes running through my head, but I’m going to save us both the embarrassment. Today I worked on the circus tent. Circus tent is an analogy for the structure of a screenplay or novel. It… Read more »

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Book #2 Progress

I understand story structure. I understand story arcs and character motivation. I know how to tell a story. But there was one thing I wasn’t prepared for – my faulty memory. I have a lot of characters in my book, so you can imagine how unhappy I was discovering I had forgotten about a character… Read more »

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Traditional Publishers

About ten years ago I decided to write a kid’s book. I came up with various titles including: Who Will Toss My Salad? Polly Paints A Penis Tommy Gets An STD But it just wasn’t happening. I gave up on children’s books. I briefly considered a scratch & sniff book, but finally settled on a… Read more »

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My Second Book

This week I started outlining my new book. It’s a novel, and I’m hoping it will be funny. It’s going to be a lot more fun than a memoir because I can make shit up- I’m not constrained by the truth. So what’s it about? Well first off, it contains the following items in no… Read more »

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I Am An Author

About a month ago, I put my first eBook on Amazon. Since this was my first book, I wanted to learn everything I could about the process so I’d be prepared for the second book, or as I like to call it, Crap, The Sequel. Many of my friends and family (both of you) downloaded… Read more »

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Revise, revise, revise.

Today’s post will be a little shorter than usual, and might actually be funny. I am currently preparing to release my first eBook, and I have some marketing items to take care of, some changes to make to the website, and a final edit of my manuscript before it goes to a professional for editing…. Read more »

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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 »