Writers: Westworld and “nothing is original”

One piece of advice for authors that gets bandied around a great deal is “nothing is original”. As a writer, your ideas are an expression of your own creativity, but they’re influenced heavily by your experiences and worldview, and you shouldn’t shy away from this – you should embrace it. Here’s a recent example –Continue reading “Writers: Westworld and “nothing is original””

What you need to know about Book Trailers. [Part 2 of 2]

A little while ago, I created a trailer for my book, The Scissors and the Sword. Many authors create book trailers or pay companies/individuals to create them, and it was one of the last promotional methods that I had yet to explore. I’ve since been asked about how I made it. Additionally, most authors don’tContinue reading “What you need to know about Book Trailers. [Part 2 of 2]”

What you need to know about Book Trailers. [Part 1 of 2]

A little while ago, I created a trailer for my book, The Scissors and the Sword. Many authors create book trailers or pay companies/individuals to create them, and it was one of the last promotional methods that I had yet to explore. I’ve since been asked about how I made it. Additionally, most authors don’tContinue reading “What you need to know about Book Trailers. [Part 1 of 2]”

Resumed World-Building on my new 2016 Project today…

…and so far it’s going well. It’s actually resuming something that I penciled in before I wrote The Scissors and the Sword, but decided it was maybe a bit ambitious for my first book, and shelved it for later use. Personally I’ve always enjoyed world-building. I know some writers find it dull; maybe it’s theContinue reading “Resumed World-Building on my new 2016 Project today…”

Should’ve done this much sooner.

And by “this” I mean WordPress. In truth I’ve been putting off creating this site for over a year. Originally I used Tumblr for my site. That was largely because I already knew how to use it from prior work with it.   Here’s an image of how that worked out for posterity, as mostContinue reading “Should’ve done this much sooner.”

Testing out WordPress

Hi everyone! Following some web-design advice, I’ve decided to move my main website away from Tumblr and onto WordPress. This is partially because I want to make something more professional-looking than Tumblr can currently offer, but also because WordPress is better for stuff like SEO. This is also due to my new upcoming project, whichContinue reading “Testing out WordPress”