Self-Improvement

Summer Writing Advice for Writers

Just came back from my Summer Trip to Ocean City, MD and it did a world of good. Why? Because taking a trip from home to a different locale is always good for your writing.

Why?

See Below.

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Ale is proven to help writing. Just make sure you drink responsibly.

Ok the ale tasted great but that’s not what I meant. Taking trips to recharge the battery we call the brain is helpful. It helps release clogged up creativity which otherwise would not make it into our manuscripts.

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While at the pier, I thought about becoming a pirate. No seriously! There was a huge sea battle I was working on before I decided to take my summer trip.

It also helps if you can find a writing spot at the hotel you stay at. Someplace where you won’t get bothered much. It’s alright if there is some noise. It helps train your mind to block out noises when you’re writing and focus on the task at hand.

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As I looked out from my writing spot, I dreamed of words to come.

Where do you like to go write? And if so, why do you like going there. Chances are you don’t have to take a 3 hour drive like I did to find one. But, if you do, make the most of it.

 

 

Special Events

What are your summer beach reading plans?

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Summer is nearly here, and with that, the heightened expectation of the summer beach read. Let me ask you this: do you manage to get more reading time in during summer? Or not? Also, is there a specific book you’ve been looking forward to read in Summer 2017? If so, I’d like to hear about it.

I’m currently reading some historical fiction to prep myself for the onslaught of my summer reading list.

What are you reading this summer?

Photo by: Mirza Salman & Hossain Beg

Announcements

Have you seen my new Kensington Gore Author Page?

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A few days ago I mentioned signing a two-book deal with UK publishing house Kensington Gore.  Now I would like to announce that my new author bio page is up and running. Click HERE to check it out. It features 7 fun facts about me.

Announcements

Year-end reviews coming soon!

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Haven’t posted in awhile, so I wanted to let everyone know I’m still alive, and spread the word about my upcoming perennial year-end book reviews. This December, we’ll be honoring my two 2016 releases: Guns & Dogs and the Mindcop Dossiers Boxed Set.

Stay tuned for more information!

Announcements

Tome IV teaser cover released

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I’ve had my graphic designer Damonza create a new shadow teaser book cover for the fourth-and final-Tome of my Leopard King Saga series, which I hope to release in 2020.

Why would I want a cover in place now for a book that’s almost 4 years away? Well, simple: there are folks who may want to add it to their to-read list on goodreads. Also I think it’s great to build some excitement ahead of the release of Tome III which is due out in late 2017.

Anyways, it features the trademark Leopard Door Knocker style which has been in place since Tome I, but under a veil of secrecy I hope to lift in the near future.

Hope everyone enjoys it.

Announcements

Author Interview coming soon!

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I’ve been asked to be interviewed by literary blogger L.M. Durand. This should prove interesting as I discuss writing and other helpful tips for writers. More information on the interview release date coming soon!

Meanwhile, you can check out L.M.Durand’s twitter profile HERE.

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Mindcop Dossiers Boxed Set on sale

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Well the big day is here. The Mindcop Dossiers Boxed Set is now available for purchase on amazon.com. It’s on sale for 99 cents for just a few days. Great way to snag all three books for a great price. Click HERE to read a free sample.

Announcements, Special Events

Where have I been? On Vacation of course!

Yes it’s been ages since I posted, but I have a valid excuse. I took a much-needed vacation which lasted well over a week. I also went with my family which made it even better. Here are some pictures that defined my stay. I hope you’ll enjoy them all.

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A much-needed coffee every morning from Wawa.

 

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I need to watch my spending on long trips.

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My 2-Year-Old Niece Defne eating a carrot.

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Inside the famous Bar-Restaurant Fishtales.

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Assateague Island. A side-trip south of Ocean City, Maryland.

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Wild Ponies of Assateague Island.

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Delicious selection of Truffles at the Candy Kitchen.

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A Pelican stands watch inside “The Parched Pelican” Restaurant.

 

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Defne playing hide-and-seek inside the “Dough-Roller” restaurant.

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My cool early 1990s decor room complete with nonfunctional VHS Player.

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A beautiful Ocean City, MD sunset.