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Feb.27.2012
I write for adults. I always have. Don’t get me wrong, I like children’s books. I got a kick out of Treasure Island, enjoyed The Hobbit (yes, it’s a children’s book; get over it), attended my seven years at Hogwarts, and love Carlos Ruiz-Zafón’s early novels. I’d even like to take a stab at the...
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Feb.20.2012
I found this article by Tanya Hall quite interesting and decided it was worth sharing. You can find the original article at: http://ezinearticles.com/?The-Truth-Behind-Bestseller-Books-and-The-Syst... To learn more about its author, please visit: http://ezinearticles.com/?expert=Tanya_Hall I...
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Feb.13.2012
    BookRooster.com is an interesting service. You send them a MOBI (format for Kindle) file and they put a call on a community of over 3,000 readers to find ten reviewers to post a critique on amazon.com for $67 per book. Like many of these services, you get  an unbiased review...
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Jan.30.2012
As I navigate the world of publishing (self-publishing in my case), I keep learning more about it. However, the more I understand it, the less it makes sense to me. Let me explain myself. Say an established house published your book. You are a freshman author and lets say–for argument’s sake–...
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Jan.23.2012
There is a delicate balance between research and what ends up in the page. I want to be as realistic and  accurate as possible, without interrupting the plot or turning the book into some poor excuse for a manual. When I did the practical research for my novel, one of the things I was looking...
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Jan.16.2012
For an author, bad reviews are just part of the job. Nobody likes them, but no one can escape them either. The first time I got a bad review, I felt as if someone had punched me in the stomach. No, scratch that, it felt worst. There was a sense of emptiness inside I couldn’t explain.  This...
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Jan.09.2012
    A book annalist once told me that he didn’t care for Eric’s "excessive and casual violence.” Kindly enough, this gentleman proceeded to help me by suggesting that I read one or two books from a popular author with a character he felt was similar to mine. The good news was...
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Dec.19.2011
     When people ask me about my “book’s hero,” I quickly correct them and say that in my novel there are no heroes, or villains for that matter. “Sleeper’s Run” is not about good vs. evil. I wanted to create a story that reflected the world as it is, not as we wished it...
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Dec.12.2011
     As a kid, I always liked fighter jets and used to build models of them. When I decided to write my book, one of the skills I wanted my protagonist to have was the ability to fly a plane. I had no idea about civilian aviation. So, after talking to a friend who was...
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Dec.05.2011
I loved researching “Sleeper’s Run.” Well, I love research, period. Granted, many of the themes portrayed in the story are of general interest to me, so not only did I have a good running start, but it also made the process more enjoyable. Piles of non-fiction texts, documentaries and articles...