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Batman vs. Superman and Writing

You may say that I’m on a mission this year and I am. I will restructuring the website to be just the simplest of sites for my writing and the genre of my writing passion which is the superheroic/supernatural/action/science-fiction genre (yeah. Just made that up).

So that means I’m going to be playing catch up in the next few weeks when it comes to my movies. So, first up on the chopping block is DCs 2016 bomb, Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice. Good googly moogly. Read on intrepid read reader, if you dare.

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.

9 Ingredients On How to Write for A Living

I’m an independent writer. I’m an author. I am published in a variety of different places: magazines, graphic novel, newspapers, blogs, and one book. I am in this for the long haul. I don’t write to do it as a part-time endeavor. The goal here is to write as a career. If you’re a writer with that same goal, then this is for you. It’s not long but it’s powerful. It’s nine basics on how to make a living as a writer.

Sans Profanity Please

As human beings, we all have our quirks and idiosyncrasies. Us writers have them even more so. One of mine is a hatred of profanity. I know. Hate is s strong word. So that should give you an idea of how much I dislike it. I don’t like it in the books I read for enjoyment either.

D2C and Reader Relationship

When I’m not posting my rantings here at the website, I’m reading a lot. Not just fiction but a plethora of non-fiction. It’s imperative for me as I’m not signed with any big publisher and I plan on keeping it that way as long as I can. In order to do that, I need to keep my three fans in the loop because there are a couple things an independent publishing writer needs to do and that is connect with his or her audience.

The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies and Writing

I’m a fan of fantasy because there is a whole lot of truth in some of it. That being said, I went to see the latest offering of The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies. Though I normally like to relate movies closer to the superhero genre, this had elements in it that qualified it as being included. So consider this more of a special inclusion rather than a normal thing.

The Power of Personal Goals

Sometimes in life, something happens that changes everything. The proverbial turning point. I had one of those moments a few months back. It not only changed my life but it changed me. It’s filtered it’s way down into my writing which I believe is a good thing. My desire is that it will help you to write as well.