I have come to my senses and hired a professional to create a book cover for my novel, Tamisan. The designer is Lori Follett over at HellYes Design Studio. She has created the cover for the second book in the series, Enigma, as well. Here is the cover for Tamisan: Click here to see it … Continue reading COVER REVEAL!
There is some great advice here, although number 8 would probably only work in a short story – maybe – sometimes…
Kurt Vonnegut, one of the most influential writers of this century, passed down a simple list of rules for writing a short story, though I think they can be applied to longer narratives as well.
He did say that Flannery O’Connor broke all his rules except the first and that great writers tend to do that, but I believe his famous eight rules can provide a skeleton to writing fiction.
And I think that this is what’s really important in art. A foundation. Simply by reading or following rules, or by taking creative writing courses, but it’s also crucial for the artist to make his own decisions. The moment rules start feeling like a cage, you should escape. It’s like strolling through a garden and picking the flowers you like. If you absorb too much or if you simply follow rules (someone else is choosing what flowers you should pick)…
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I'm sorry to say that I've been really slack and haven't written a post about my Goodreads Giveaway. So, 784 people entered and 10 people won. I personally signed all ten books and wrote a note specifically to each person, included a little thankyou card and bookmark with Tamisan on it, and sent them all … Continue reading My Goodreads Giveaway – the results
For the 13th January, I’m running a FREE promo of Tamisan, Book 1 in the Tamisan Series. It is only available for free for one day so hurry and grab your copy on Amazon US here, Amazon UK here, and Amazon Australia here. And again, I hope 2018 is a great year for you all!
First of all, Happy New Year! I’d like to start of the new year with a FREE promo of Tamisan, Book 1 in the Tamisan Series. It is only available for free for two days: the 2nd and 3rd of January. Grab your copy on Amazon US here, Amazon UK here, and Amazon Australia here. … Continue reading FREE Book for the New Year!
This is the time of year to spend time with family if you can. If you can't, hopefully you're thinking of them. If there are arguments between your family members, maybe now is a good time to try to sort things out. You never know what can happen and you may find that they're gone … Continue reading Merry Christmas, everyone!
"An Emotional and Exciting Read!" - Don S I’m running a FREE promo for Christmas Day and Boxing Day, so take advantage and grab yourself a Chrissy present! https://tinyurl.com/y8ls6v63