The Funny Side of Writing Fight Scenes

If you’ve read any of the books in my Osteria Chronicles series or some of the parts of Domna, you may have noticed several pages are filled with action-packed fighting. Whether it’s Hercules cousin, Iolalus, battling a hydra or Theseus going toe to toe with the minotaur, my fight scenes have (hopefully) provided you as … Continue reading The Funny Side of Writing Fight Scenes

Writing a Novel: The Plantsing Method

So last week I was super excited to report that I cranked out a draft of a novel in a tad over a week. And I mentioned part of my being able to pull off this feat was due to knowing what I was going to write ahead of time. This brings up the never-ending … Continue reading Writing a Novel: The Plantsing Method

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A Little Makeover for Super Simple Book Marketing

As you learned last week, it was a loooooong process to get The Maze: Book Three of The Osteria Chronicles complete, but now that Release Day is looming it's time to set the book launch plans into motion. But before the book launch push (aka "be warned, there will be heavy marketing going on in … Continue reading A Little Makeover for Super Simple Book Marketing

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Preparing to Prepare for Launch

So, just in case you hadn't gotten the hint over the past few months, I've got a book coming out soon -- 7 November to be exact, I'll give you a moment to mark your calendars. One of the questions that may have been gnawing at your brains like a ravenous zombie (is there any … Continue reading Preparing to Prepare for Launch

Read Your Way to Better Writing

What do writers like to do most of all? Okay, besides dream of red wine (or other tipple) coming directly from the faucet tap. It's reading! Writers LOVE (or should love) to read. And the best part about this love is that, unlike the possibility of ever-flowing wine, reading will help you be a better … Continue reading Read Your Way to Better Writing