Welcoming "Everything I Never Said"

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Hey everyone!
While I was trying to ignore my classes being a diligent student, I also published a book of short stories and poetry back in March.  It's titled Everything I Never Said (misleading, I know.  Definitely not everything I haven't said thus far in my life.  When will I publish Everything I Never Said Vol. 2?  I don't even know the answer to that one!)  You can click HERE to check it out on Amazon.  It includes works that I've published through Tobeco, my college's literary arts journal, pieces I've written for college, and some that I just wrote for the fun of it.  If you've already gotten this book (I call it my "short story of short stories" because it stands around 100 pages long), can you tell which pieces I wrote for college--which were edited with the guidelines my professors provided--and which ones I wrote out of boredom?  This is something I'm legitimately curious about.

"From writing about love to the depths of despair, this collection of stories, poems, and flash fiction covers it all.  Open up the pages and find pieces of truth, love, beauty, and life's treacherous journeys folded inside."  (Quoth the back cover.)

It's available on Amazon for $4.99 (paperback) or $3.99 (Kindle).

That being said, I'm hopefully going to be back with some more posts pretty soon--talk to you all then!

I'm Back & A Great Resource For Writers: Indie Hoot

Monday, May 22, 2017

Hey everyone!
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(Credit: NBC "Chuck")

Yeah, yeah, I know.  It's been since November (oops).  Grade point averages don't improve themselves, though, and my classes over the spring semester were insane.  Kind of like having quintuplets that are all very needy.  Anyway--you don't want to hear about my plights as a college student, right?  Well, I'm back and I have a lot of posts that I plan to share with you, including but not limited to:

  • A post introducing the book I managed to self-publish during the spring semester
  • How to write on a schedule (I'm one to talk, I know...)
  • How to write the second book in a series
  • Lists of publishers, magazines, and journals that accept open submissions 

There will be plenty of time to go over these posts once I've, well...written them.  Most importantly, though, I want to give a shout-out to a friend of mine who started his own podcast vlog earlier this year.  He's a very talented young writer, and has been interviewing successful writers for tips on writing and marketing.  His website can be found HERE, and it's called Indie Hoot.  His podcast fills a need for indie artists out there because it covers the marketing aspect as well.  A lot of websites, blogs, and vlogs (like my blog--whoops!) avoid talking about marketing your work because it's so complicated and, honestly, scary.   However, Indie Hoot's got you covered with great Q&As and tips from authors, artists, and entrepreneurs  who have been there, done that --successfully.  We can all learn more about successful sales, right?  No harm in that.  I've learned a ton from his podcasts thus far, and really hope you check it out as well!