Monthly Archives: April 2014

My Book Cover Journey: Part I – Research

I had said in my last post that I was going to chronicle my journey in making the book cover for my sci-fi/fantasy thriller Blackson’s Revenge. Again, I haven’t written a syllable of the novel yet, mainly because I want you to come along with me in the whole writing process. The best way to

Review – Your First 1000 Copies

Earlier this week, I downloaded a copy of Your First 1000 Copies: The Step-By-Step Guide to Marketing Your Book by Tim Grahl. I’d heard about the book, read some of the reviews, the price was $3.99 and I decided it was a good investment. No matter what, I can write it off on my taxes,

My Book Cover Journey – Preface

Being in the business of indie publishing, I would be remiss if I didn’t know a little bit of how to put out a book and all of the many facets that go into it. With the industry the way that it is, we’re learning something new everyday. I am, by no means, an expert.

Setting Realistic Goals

Though I never really intended to have a whole series of posts on goals, it appears that’s what is happening. The reason why I’m so focused on this is because as writers, many of us tend to get swept away on a whole bunch of different tangents doing other things. Our right brain goes nuts

The Basement and Other Sundry Items

I wanted to pop in to tell you the lowdown on what’s going down. I said that The Basement was going to be out this weekend in my last post. But, as life would have it, we’re going to be delaying that by about a week here.  Here’s the thing… I’m in a heavy editing

Writing and Captain America: Winter Soldier

This weekend was the release of Marvel Studio’s Captain America: Winter Soldier. Captain America is my favorite comic book character of all time, Batman running an extremely close second (almost neck and neck really). This is the second movie in the franchise, the first having left much to be desired. After I left the theater, I

Data File – Detective Samuel Neff

This is the first data file in the Reality Imagination Universe. This is the place where reoccurring characters will be listed in summary fashion. More details can be fond in the stories they appear in. Name: Samuel Neff Age: 51Height: 6′ 2″Weight: 275 lbs.Hair: Black. Balding.Eyes: BrownDistinguishing Features: Mustache. Army ranger tattoo on right shoulder.  Nationality: