The Author who is also a Book

Ever wonder where I (or any writer for that matter) get my fiction ideas from? I’d say it is a combination of things. First life experience comes into play. The combined collection of memories accumulated from my day-to-day events. Both good and bad. I have pain. We all do. That’s what makes us human. IContinue reading “The Author who is also a Book”

What should you write about?

In this age of self-publishing, every day tons of new books are published online. Each catering to different reader tastes. It’s enough to make one dizzy. For the first-time novelist it can be daunting, deciding what to write about. Sure, you want to write what the muse inspires you to write, but your ego willContinue reading “What should you write about?”

Give your outlines the royal treatment

Ok. So you’ve decided you want to write a book. Just like many other hopefuls. Or maybe you’re a seasoned pro and you feel the need to get more organized so your story flows even better. Well I applaud you, and hope this post will help you. It’s about outlines. Outlines are Royal. Not thatContinue reading “Give your outlines the royal treatment”

How can life experience help writing?

Let’s face it, writing is a daunting job, no guarantee for success for all the hard work you put in, and, like most endeavors it takes a lot of luck to make it big. But it doesn’t always have to be an uphill struggle. Each writer has within themselves the potential to take their writingContinue reading “How can life experience help writing?”

The secret of books and the human heart

Even though it’s not Valentine’s Day I thought I’d dedicate a post to all those people out there who want some depth in their reading. So why not start with the essence of humanity…the heart. When we talk of books it’s usually about bestsellers and genres. Or book clubs and book blogs, but don’t youContinue reading “The secret of books and the human heart”

Special interview on T.A. Uner to be posted tomorrow on

Many of you have asked for more information on who I am, beyond the brief Author Bio section on the site. I am more than happy to give you a detailed look at the man behind the Leopard King Saga and other literary works. Tomorrow I’ll be posting a detailed interview that I wasContinue reading “Special interview on T.A. Uner to be posted tomorrow on”

What is the Universal Pen Writing System?

People have written to me and asked: “What is this Universal Pen Writing system you’re always talking about?” Simple. If you’re a writer and you want to excite your reader(who doesn’t?), it’s to your advantage to consider using the Universal Pen writing system. In a nutshell, this is what the Universal Writing Pen System is:Continue reading “What is the Universal Pen Writing System?”

Good Fiction versus Bad Fiction

We often hear about how some poorly-written book hits the big time and sells millions of copies. How do these writers manage to pull it off? Well some degree of luck is involved, after all, writing, like any art medium is highly-subjective. Success is usually out of a writer’s control. But we can still doContinue reading “Good Fiction versus Bad Fiction”

Secrets of Best-Selling Books: Part II

In my last blog post we left off with building life-like characters that readers will relate with. So, what makes a character real? So many things. You have to start with someone who has both an inner and an exterior struggle. Readers relate with normal people with real problems. If you make your hero/heroine perfect,Continue reading “Secrets of Best-Selling Books: Part II”