Category: authors

My Big Scrivener Fail (And How to Avoid it!)

Scrivener is a writer’s best friend. It’s an app that’s sorta like Microsoft Word, but tons better. Scrivener made it specifically for authors, and it has so much more functionality and usefulness than Word that it’s hard to compare the two programs. I’ve written my last three novels using...

My Take on ‘Sensitivity Readers’

I just finished writing a novel that has an extremely controversial element: the protagonist is a black man, and it’s written from his point of view. It’s controversial because these days, cultural appropriation is a real issue in the field of fiction, and I’m white. I won’t wade into...

Links for the Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off

In my previous entry, I mentioned how stoked I was to be named a finalist in the Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off. Well, I’m still stoked! One reason is because “The Anointed,” my book, is in competition with so many other great fantasy novels. Today, I wanted to include some links...

So, About That Book Signing…

[et_pb_section admin_label=”section” transparent_background=”off” allow_player_pause=”off” inner_shadow=”off” parallax=”off” parallax_method=”off” custom_padding=”0.5px|0.5px||” make_fullwidth=”off” use_custom_width=”off” width_unit=”on” make_equal=”off” use_custom_gutter=”off”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid”] It went pretty well, actually. Talked to a number of people, sold a few books, signed a few books. I’m under no illusions that it’s going to “launch”...

Sanderson, Tyler, McMurtry: 3 Writers Worth Reading

[et_pb_section admin_label=”section” transparent_background=”off” allow_player_pause=”off” inner_shadow=”off” parallax=”off” parallax_method=”off” custom_padding=”1px|||” make_fullwidth=”off” use_custom_width=”off” width_unit=”on” make_equal=”off” use_custom_gutter=”off”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid”] All writers are readers, too (or at least they all should be). And although I write primarily in the epic fantasy realm, I read in all genres. Here...