The Dark Corner

The Dark Corner Writing Life

Status: Gone Dark

There are a lot of things going on behind the scenes here at R.I.U. Central. Some things are big, some small, but they are all leading to something that I’m confident will build a better experience for my 3 1/2 readers (one day, I’ll have four. I just know I will). Changes means a lot of moving around and implementing which takes time. Slowly but surely, it’s coming together and this time I’m want you to come along with me. It’s not because I believe I’m not interesting. More so it’s because I want to be honest to those who have hung in there with me all of this time. I appreciate it. Now, you’re stuck with me for good and I’m not sure if that’s a good or bad thing but if you like to read the stories I write, then I suppose it’s a good thing.

I’m making changes all over the place, not just here at my website. In all things that are connected to my website as well. There are all of these small things that when you are first starting out, you may not spend as much time as you need to spend on because you’re anxious to get something out to the world. This go around, everything will get its proper attention. In order to do that, we have to pull back everything into the warehouse, re-inventory and reorganize as we formulate a new plan.

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Back In the Saddle Again

Sometimes, God’s providential hand turns things in a direction that you don’t intend and by the time you look up, it has catapulted you into the future. I say that for hiatus from posting here for a few months. Here it is I was lightly scolding others for going eight months without a posting. No, I haven’t been that egregious yet so I can still wave that flag. But the fact that I have gone have that time isn’t saying much in my favor. So, time to get back up on the horse and let my two fans (I’m sure I’ve lost one by now) know what’s going on at R.I.U. Central.

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My Book Cover Journey: Part III – The Business

It’s generally understood that the three top things that sells a book are the price, the description, and the book cover. That’s just part of the business and it’s a part that we have to deal with business-like. That means when we are ready to get that cover done, we already have our agreement in hand and ready to send off to the designer, illustrator, or both if they are all one person. But do you really have to spend hundreds of dollars to have a lawyer draft you up one? Uh…the answer to that is an unequivocal, no. Here’s what you need to do.