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THE WOODLANDER | Animated Book Trailer

I’ve spent the last couple of weeks creating a trailer for my book The Woodlander. I’ve never done animation before (as if you couldn’t tell), but I did all the work myself, including the music. It was a lot of fun, but I’ll … Continue reading

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On prologues (with excerpt from The Woodlander)

  Depending on how you look at it, there are either a lot of rules when it comes to writing, or no rules at all. While I’d like to think of myself as an outlaw, there are certain conventions I … Continue reading

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Evolution of a Cover (with Poll!)

Now that The Woodlander is out, I thought it would be fun to look back at the different cover designs I went through, and let you vote on which one you like the best (there’s a poll at the end). … Continue reading

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Crossing the Chasm for Self-Published Authors – Part 2 : Target Market Initiatives

In my previous post, I discussed the principles of Geoffrey Moore’s Crossing the Chasm  and identified five different user categories along the product adoption curve. If you haven’t had a chance to read it yet, you can do so here. Don’t worry; we’ll wait … Continue reading

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Crossing the Chasm for Self-Published Authors – Part 1: The Chasm

This past week, I had the obligation opportunity to attend a 3-day business seminar in beautiful Salt Lake City. (Or at least I hear Salt Lake City is beautiful. I just caught a glimpse of it from the taxi window … Continue reading

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The Woodlander Lives!

Wow, it’s been a long time! In case you’ve been wondering, no, I haven’t given up  my dream of writing a novel. I’ve just been head-down working on it, so there’s been little time left for blogging. But I’m proud … Continue reading

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Chapter 11 – The Third Time’s The Charm

The third draft is finished! I know, I know. I said it would take two months. That’s how long the second draft took to write, so I figured it would take just as long to finish the third. But working … Continue reading

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