Yes, we’ve finally reached the last of my book cover redesigns. Pearseus: Books 1-3 is the latest book to enjoy Alexios Saskalidis’ magic. The Pearseus bundle contains the three first b…
Great new critters over on Charles Yallowitz’ blog! Fantastic choice for video too 🙂 Happy Halloween!
The final batch of critters have been donated by L. Marie:
A hypo-allergenic construct that begins life as a featureless dog made out of clay. It is molded and changed to suit the owner’s requirements. This means it can be turned into a hunting dog, lap dog, guard dog, or whatever kind you wish. One can even designate a specific diet that can work within their budget. This tends to be done by those getting the animal for children or elderly, but can’t afford much else. Most people make combinations of breeds and the Furbfur is very popular as a service dog because of its versatility and the ease of training. These are still sentient creatures and require time to adjust to their bodies and owners. Sadly, there are those who turn these animals into attack dogs and run fights, so there is a discussion on if they…
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For my two new books coming out in December/January…….
Firstly, a really MASSIVE thank you to Chris Graham for making me three brand new fabulous covers so quickly. Also for his vision as far as what I wanted was concerned, and his patience with this old scribbler. He’s cool like that – could be a little psychic ape thing going on there I think. Cover design is far from easy. You can look at a gorgeous cover and think, well, that looks easy peasy. Just plonk a picture down, and then plonk some text on it. It really isn’t that simple though. You have to have a very specific kind of EYEBALL, and for my Science Fiction covers, Chris has the kind of eyeball that I like.
When I originally plotted my Shadow People series, I planned on it being open ended, with a minimum of seven books based on…
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Excellent information from D. Wallace Peach!
Well, I have a gift for you today. NO, it’s not a book. Phew!
A friend of mine shared a link with me, and when I opened it, I gasped. My knees turned to syrup, and I wiped tears of delight from my eyes. I’d struck writing gold.
Brandon Sanderson, the highly successful author of Mistborn and The Way of Kings fame, teaches a master’s level class at BYU for fantasy and science-fiction writers. The class is so popular that only a small number of interested students actually get to enroll. In response to the flood of despair, the entire series of winter lectures were videotaped and are available on YouTube at zero cost.
You don’t write sci-fi or fantasy, you say.
I will assert, while skipping in circles with excitement, that the ideas he presents are 99% applicable to all fiction writing. He…
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