Indie Book Review — Awaken Online: Catharsis

Details Author: Travis Bagwell Published: July 23, 2016 Print Length: 526 Pages Description (from the author): Are you tired of video games and books where you always hear the hero's tale? Perhaps it's time to get in touch with your evil side! Jason logs into Awaken Online fed-up with reality. He's in desperate need of … Continue reading Indie Book Review — Awaken Online: Catharsis

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My Author Journey

I won’t lie. The past month has been frustrating. I had written about 70K words in my latest book—about a teen computer whiz who worked tech support for an occult mafia to cover her grandmother’s medical bills—and realized I was going to go way over my intended word count for the novel. I still had all … Continue reading My Author Journey

Writer’s Blog Round-Up

Here are my five favorite writing posts from the last two weeks (in no particular order): Flog a Pro: would you pay to turn the first page of this bestseller? By Ray Rhamey http://writerunboxed.com/2018/03/16/flog-a-pro-would-you-pay-to-turn-the-first-page-of-this-bestseller-29/ How Authors Can Build an Indie Empire--How You Release Books Matters By Traci Tyne Hilton http://thewriteconversation.blogspot.ca/2018/03/how-authors-can-build-indie-empirehow.html Why Patience Is A Virtue: … Continue reading Writer’s Blog Round-Up

Writing Resource: Review of David Farland’s My Story Doctor

I don’t have a master’s degree in creative writing. Having already finished a Ph. D, I know that a degree is not a guarantee of competency or of the quality of instruction received. There is nothing a degree can teach you that cannot be learned on your own. The value in courses is not merely … Continue reading Writing Resource: Review of David Farland’s My Story Doctor

RPG Test Drive: Eclipse Phase

Take away: An awesome and dark sci-fi world with a steep learning curve and overly-complicated mechanics. Eclipse Phase in a Nutshell Eclipse phase takes place in an apocalyptic future where rampaging AI’s devastated the Earth and then departed the solar system through alien gateways. Owing to the ability to copy one’s consciousness into digital storage, … Continue reading RPG Test Drive: Eclipse Phase

Why Scrivener, DropBox, and CrashPlan are even Better than I thought.

Well, tickle me pink and call me a rose. This morning I was working on revisions for my new novel, Death Warden—hurray, just about done the 2nd draft—when I arrived at a chapter and realized it was missing a giant block of text. I then remembered that the same text was in a word file … Continue reading Why Scrivener, DropBox, and CrashPlan are even Better than I thought.