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
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
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
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
LOOKING BACK Well, I had some goals from last year. They were: 1. Submit. I had planned to submit my first book and a couple short stories to contests. Instead of submitting my first book (The Goblin King’s Skull), I wrote a second book and submitted that one instead. Now that I’ve received my first … Continue reading Looking Back, Looking Forward, the Year in Review
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
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.