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Sep.14.2013
Today, I'm sharing how I develop and write my novels. I have a unique process that's helped me write the first draft of novels in less than 9 months and complete novellas as fast as two weeks. This article covers the steps I take in writing a novel from start to finish. In my next post, I will post...
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Jan.22.2012
It is an honor to be published through Samhain’s new horror line. My latest novel, DEAD OF WINTER, is a historical horror thriller set in Canada during the blizzard season of 1870. The story is based partly on true events and an old Algonquin Indian legend that still haunts the Great Lakes tribes...
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Oct.04.2011
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Looking for something scary to read in October? I've posted the first three chapters to my latest horror novel at this link: http://brianmoreland.wordpress.com/
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Oct.04.2011
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Today I'm celebrating the e-book release of my historical horror novel DEAD OF WINTER. For those who still love reading old-fashioned books, the paperback will release January 3rd, 2012. Here are some early reviews: “It isn’t often that I am BLOWN AWAY by a book. Dead of Winter, by Brian...
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Sep.09.2011
Here are some tips on how to use Twitter to market your books and blogs and build your audience. For those who are new to Twitter, it's a social media site where you set up a profile and post short messages about what you're doing. These messages are called "tweets." People from all around the...
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Aug.20.2011
My favorite local book store, Borders, where I used to love to hang out and buy books, has recently closed its doors, as are all the Borders stores across America. Today, I discovered another local independent book store, Legacy Books, which did a lot for the community of authors and book lovers...
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Mar.15.2011
A writer who was having too many family distractions asked me, "Have you ever just had to get away somewhere to write?" Yes, I would say my best writing happens when I take some time off and go on a brief writing sabbatical. Anywhere from a three-day weekend to five days, whatever time I...
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Mar.09.2011
A budding writer wrote: Do you think I should continue writing even though my parents don't want me to continue? They are always telling me that I have no future being a writer. Yes, definitely continue writing if that's something YOU want to do. What your parents probably want is to make sure you...
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Dec.09.2010
I recently posted an excerpt of my latest supernatural horror novel SKINNERS at my fiction blog. Read the prologue. http://www.BrianMoreland.com Follow me at Twitter https://twitter.com/#!/BrianMoreland
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Feb.01.2010
Gabrielle Faust, a horror author best known for her dark fantasy vampire series ETERNAL VIGILANCE, recently interviewed me on her Horror and Sci-Fi Entertainment blog. Read the intervew at this link: http://www.examiner.com/x-23384-Horror-and-SciFi-Entertainment-Examiner~y2009m10d7-Brian-Moreland-...
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Feb.01.2010
When I'm not writing novels, I work as a video editor on documentaries, TV commercials, and corporate videos. This year I was invited to travel to Iraq to edit a TV commercial. On January 1st, 2010, Tostitos and the USO hosted a "Salute the Troops" Bowl game, where the soldiers stationed...
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Oct.26.2009
This morning I just did a talk show interview where I talked about writing, publishing, and marketing. You can listen to the interview at this link: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/i-just-finished/2009/10/26/brian-moreland-on-coffee-with-an-author
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Oct.14.2009
With Halloween around the corner, it's a great time to read a scary story. Here is a review of my novel SHADOWS IN THE MIST, a supernatural thriller set during World War II. Read the review.  http://www.fatally-yours.com/horror-literature/book-review-shadows-in-the-mist-by-brian-moreland/
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Oct.13.2009
When I self-published my first novel, Shadows in the Mist, back in 2006, I formed my own publishing company and switched from being novel writer to being publisher and art director of a product I was bringing to the market. My novel is a supernatural thriller set during World War II. I was an...
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Oct.08.2009
When self-publishing a book that you will sell through book stores or online, you'll need to make sure you have two things on the back of your cover: a 13-digit ISBN number and a bar code. In this article I'll explain what these are and how to get them. An ISBN is the International Standard Book...
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