NECESSITIES OF SEARCH: KEYWORDS


You want people to find your site, your social media, and web content. Otherwise, there is no point. You’re just talking to yourself. Which brings us to the first lesson in a six-post series called “Necessities of Search.” In this series, we’ll unravel the most important elements you’ll need to gain a stronger foothold ofContinue reading “NECESSITIES OF SEARCH: KEYWORDS”

2016: This Year Scares the S#!+ Out of Me


Last year’s goal was to get pissed (in a good way). I’d had a mediocre 2014 in terms of writing. 2015 was very different. A little mood music: In the now past calendar year the following occurred: Received a publishing contract on my first novel. Turned down said publishing contract. Got a request for the full manuscript byContinue reading “2016: This Year Scares the S#!+ Out of Me”

Thank you, everyone.


The Inkshares & Nerdist Sci-Fi Fantasy Contest ended a few minutes ago. I did not make it into the top five, which was necessary to get the publishing contract. I finished in the top 100, which is saying something considering the massive amount of submissions. It shows there is a community of support. More importantlyContinue reading “Thank you, everyone.”

Why authors should pay attention to the demise of Flash.


No, not the superhero. This is even nerdier of a conversation. Adobe Flash has supported multiple facets of the internet for years. However, its demise has been a long time coming. Now, Flash’s final tolls have been rung, and its last bow is all but here. For those completely unfamiliar with Flash, you’ve seen it. YouContinue reading “Why authors should pay attention to the demise of Flash.”

Inkshares & Nerdist Sci-Fi/Fantasy Competition: Week Two Results


Lots of traction, but still a long way to go. A big congratulations has to be extended to the top ten because they are certainly making it a competition. Each of the books have their own unique spin and I’d read any one of them. Having said that, looking forward to another week. With theContinue reading “Inkshares & Nerdist Sci-Fi/Fantasy Competition: Week Two Results”

Inkshares & Nerdist Sci-Fi/Fantasy Competition: Week One Results


My campaign for my science fiction novel, Current, has only been active for three calendar days. Having entered this match late in the game, I’m so ecstatic to announce that I’m over a third of the way to enter the top ten, out of what appears to be nearly 300 entries. And I’m over a quarter ofContinue reading “Inkshares & Nerdist Sci-Fi/Fantasy Competition: Week One Results”

An Author Interview with Stant Litore: Myths, Legends & Special Editions


Author Stant Litore has a busy second half of 2015 ahead of him. From August 14 – 16, he’ll be the author Guest of Honor at the annual Myths and Legends Con. He’ll be there all weekend on panels, appearing alongside other artists and authors. In addition, he keeps an active Patreon page. A recentContinue reading “An Author Interview with Stant Litore: Myths, Legends & Special Editions”