Dangerous Metal

Revitalization IWSG

Another round of Insecure Writer’s Support Group. This time I’ve been thinking about revitalization. The Official March Question Have you ever pulled out a really old story and reworked it? Did it work out? Um…yes and no? “Really old” is pretty subjective. I feel like it’s hard to say yes because I’ve not pulled out anything that existed only on paper. (Though my mom did find a story I wrote when I was 5. It was adorable. But I didn’t…
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Giveaway!

Audiobooks Giveaway! I’m giving away 5 audiobooks for winter. You can pick which of my audiobooks you’d prefer. All you have to do is tell me your favorite episode and you are entered for a chance to win. Fill it out below, share, and listen. Loading… In case you don’t remember the episodes, here they are. Enjoy.

Formatting pt 2

Formatting pt 2, I promised there would be more! What to include? The thing that was hard for me was what do you put in a book. I looked at something like hundreds of ebooks. I looked at giant well known published by huge companies books and lots and lots of self published books. There are things all books should have, but even that? Not every book is the same. I really liked this outline from JA Konrath Copyright The…
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Formatting

I promised to talk about formatting for Dangerous Metal so here it is. (For a straight up roundup of formatting links I’ve already made that post.) If you have questions about it please let me know! For me there were really two elements to formatting. One technical. (Not entirely difficult, I used Scrivener, which made it much easier.) The other just…what should a book look like. This post got long so this is mostly just the techincal piece. Why I…
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Distribution

For Dangerous Metal I went the self-publishing route, and some of my reasons for that were in last week’s post. Today I’m going to talk about distribution, why I am distributing the way I am. First a failure! Personally, I read on iBooks most of the time. If I have the option to read in iBooks or Kindle I pick iBooks every time. (I read enough on iBooks that I got enough money back to buy a couple of new…
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Dangerous Metal trailer

I have a pretty thing to share! A Dangerous Metal trailer. A huge thank you to Stefan Budansew for the work on this trailer. The audiobook is currently going through final checks so it should be out soon. I’m very excited about having it live. The July 29th episode of the podcast will also be Dangerous Metal related. I will have some more updates later this week, and a roundup post of some kind.

Dangerous Metal

I’ve been a bit busy and haven’t been posting as much last week and this. But it is all for a good reason. I’m putting the finishing touches on my novel and getting it ready for launch. Dangerous Metal is a cyberpunk thriller and I’ve got some brand new things to share. Covers I will, of course, be doing an audiobook version as well. (Recording is what has been devouring my time.) Description Eva is happy to get her life…
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Is it ok to like your own work?

I’m currently recording Dangerous Metal (which I hope to have out by the end of August!) and I’ve a few times run across lines that have genuinely made me smile and go, oh I really like this. Today’s: “You watch too many movies. I do more than drive recklessly and shoot blindly.” He was smiling, the tension easing. “I also do paperwork.” It isn’t entirely a light-hearted romp about paperwork. (Read not at all light-hearted.) I was going to write…
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