Less posts & Krigsmar update!

I was intent on running this site with weekly updates, but life is life and I can’t make a living, build the future, write books, and maintain a blog at the same time. Well, I could, if my writing and blogging made money; which they don’t.
So I had to choose, and I choose writing books. Better for you, better for me, better for everyone.

Update on Krigsmar:
My rewrite went over well.
The first part of the story is actually pretty solid, I don’t think there will be much revisions there!
The second part does need to be overhauled a little bit. My beta readers feel it could use a bit fleshing out on details. I hope to have it ready in three weeks.
Can’t wait to show ya’ll!

Oh and…
If you’re wondering where the 30 blog posts went, well. I deleted them. Sorry!

Already up to 47 ‘purchases’!

Back when I had my free promo running for The Winning Ticket (~2 years ago), there were 51 ‘free buys’.

I didn’t actually get a single review from that event, disappointed, I later learned one cannot review on Amazon unless a money purchase has been made on the account, and that purchase cannot be through discount.

Unfortunately this also means that purchasing House Secret for $0.99 now that it is down from $2.99 for the day means its not a valid purchase for review either.

However, I do hope that those of you who enjoy my writing and have previous purchases on Amazon take the time to review one of my books!

Finally, I would like to thank everyone who have downloaded one of my books in the past few hours. There are still 22 hours left to go and we’re already at 47 ‘free buys’, only 5 more and we’ll beat the old record!

Thank you everyone!

 

Free Promotion Time!

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With the Anniversary of House Secret and the recent release of the paperback, I have decided to hold an anniversary sale!

Starting at midnight of the 25th May, 2017 the ebook of House Secret will be priced at $0.99 (67% off) for 23 hours, before going back up to its standard $2.99 price.

As a warm-up to the anniversary, Angelic Extinction, Spectral Investigation and The Winning Ticket will all free between the 24th and the 25th of May, 2017!

Have a good read and a great day!

House Secret Paperback!

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I actually weren’t aware until today that it’s possible to create paperback versions of books directly on Amazon. I decided to overhaul House Secret, made some minor grammar and spelling fixes, and prepared it for paperback!

It’s actually very exciting for me, I never thought I would get to hold one of my own books until I went through the long and expensive process of ordering a bulk of copies from a hobbyist book printer.

The only downside is how stingy Amazon can be about royalties. I’m not even making one third of a dollar per sale despite the high price.

Jiiiiiiiii~

Anyway, here’s the Amazon link.

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Angelic Extinction

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My latest book, now available on Amazon!

The story is about the three last humans in existence. They’re stragglers refusing to give up, surviving until the end of days. The eradicator himself have found them, and so, they are challenged to make one final stand in the name of mankind.

How do you like my cover art? Took me hours to draw all those angels.

I hope you enjoy reading the story as much as I did writing it!

Thanks.

Personal Reminder: Writing to Entertain

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It doesn’t really matter how many years we spend honing our skill as a writer. There will always be things we suck at.

Personally, I don’t think I’ll ever be good at character tropes.

Here’s some writing tips (mostly as a reminder for myself):

  • There are no great, well written, books. Perfection in writing does not exist. What is considered a good book just happens to be a book with higher average amount of well written chapters.
  • All we’re required to do is move the character from one place to the next. Everything in-between are opportunities for something interesting to happen.
  • Our job is to entertain the reader. Very few things fall in that category (no, exposition does not count): Humor, sex, horror, drama, violence, romance, puzzle, surprise and wonder.

Exhibit A: A discussion between two individuals about a scenario during which a terrible war was fought where one of them tried to suck lethal snake venom out of the other man’s cock? – People are entertained.

Exhibit B: Multiple pages about the war where warriors rose and fell, the King of the Lands was slain, and everyone lived happily there after? – Boring.

  • The scene, world, etc, is not what determines the entertainment value, the characters are. If the characters suck, so does the story.
  • Always have the story goals planned ahead of time. Once we have an ending, the in-between arcs are entertainment reaching for the conclusion.

Exhibit: A cop discovers a corpse hidden away at the public square – the assumed end is the cop solving the murder, avenge the dead, and corrects whatever wrongs which led to the death in the first place – What happens between that storyline could be anything (as long as what happens are in pursuit of getting the cop to the decided ending, allowing the story to move forward), that’s where we entertain. The cop could travel to Venus, eat korean bbq with the president, wake up at a graveyard, whatever we need to do in order to entertain our readers.