Adrian's blog about his writings and his journey in the publishing world.

 

DRM - should you use it?

DRM – should you use it?

Whether you are published or self-published, you have choices to make about the Digital Rights Management (DRM) of your ebooks. DRM, if enforced, helps you protect the copyright of your work. Logic would tell you that if you protect the DRM of your novel, then it forces people to purchase your book instead of share it and sales should go up, right? Then why did this July 2014 Earnings Report just…

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An Intro to the World of Thornwall

An Intro to the World of Thornwall

As an avid reader of fantasy and a burgeoning author into the genre, I understand how important the world building is to the reader. Readers engage with the fantasy genre because of the wondrous worlds, characters, myth, creatures, and magic that these stories allow us to experience. So if you are looking for a new book to get lost in, I’d be honored to introduce you to the world of Thornwall in…

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Writing a Coming of Age Novel

Writing a Coming of Age Novel

coming of age, novel, young adultMany coming of age novels span across target segments by appealing to both the teen fiction (10-15) and young adult (16-25) audience because the characters are usually close to the same age as the reader. Instinctually, people will connect to others better (even if its a fictional character) when they are of similar age. My novel, The Soul Smith, is a coming of age novel, but the protagonist is…

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Myths Inscribed Grand Re-Opening

Myths Inscribed Grand Re-Opening

Myths Inscribes, fantasy ezine, The Ravenous Flock, short storyMyths Inscribedis the fantasy ezine that is run by the great people at MythicScribes.com. It is also the place that published The Ravenous Flock (my first publication!). Putting my favoritism aside, this is still a great source of highly entertaining fantasy short stories. The quality and strength of the content that they publish shows the height of their standards and the talent of their…

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FREE Fantasy for Spring Break!

The Ravenous Flock is free all day on April 5th and April 6th! Grab you free copy for Kindle here:

FREE Fantasy for Spring Break!

The Ravenous Flock is free all day on April 5th and April 6th! Grab you free copy for Kindle here:

Developing the “Inner-Story” of your Chapter

Developing the “Inner-Story” of your Chapter

In the way that I design my stories, I want every chapter to have a purpose, to have its own spotlight, its own conflict and drama. I refer to this as the chapter’s “inner story”. While chapters are the framework of a story, I argue that a chapter is more than just a mechanism of format.

Too many times I’ve read chapters where the only purpose they served was to describe time pass as the…

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Speed Reading Techniques

I don’t consider myself a fast reader by any means. I am slow, methodical, and like to savor every word. This can become problematic considering the general wisdom that the more an author reads, the better a writer they become; or as Stephen King puts it: “If you don’t have time to read, you don’t have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that.”. This is compounded especially when you have…

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Book Review: Foundation

Book Review: Foundation

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

Overview: Foundation is a science fiction novel written by the master of science fiction, Isaac Asimov. Originally written as a series of 8 short stories published between 1942 – 1950, Foundation is the first novel in a series of 7.

Spoiler Free Plot: Foundation is set well into the future, where intergallactice space travel is possible. The Galactic Empire has grown…

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The Defender of Traditional Publishing - John GreenWith the technological improvements of digital publishing and the ease of marketability to the…View Post

The Defender of Traditional Publishing - John Green

With the technological improvements of digital publishing and the ease of marketability to the…

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World Building Tips when Writing Sci-Fi or FantasyWe all know the importance of world building. Even if only one aspect of your world is what grabs…View Post

World Building Tips when Writing Sci-Fi or Fantasy

We all know the importance of world building. Even if only one aspect of your world is what grabs…

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