July NaNoWriMo

july nanowrimo

July’s session of Camp NaNoWriMo is finally here! I first participated this past April, check out my stats here, and I’m excited for round two! I joined a cabin for the first time, so I can’t wait to see how that goes. What is Camp NaNoWriMo? Practice for NaNoWriMo! Which is basically just a fun way […]

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Self Publish a Paperback Book for Free

self publish a paperback book

My last post was about how to self publish an ebook, so I thought I should follow-up with how to get your book in print. Publishing your book through CreateSpace (a site associated with Amazon) is super easy and it’s totally free. How to Self Publish through Createspace(Amazon) Create an account. Under “My Account” on your “Member Dashboard” click […]

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Self Publish an eBook for Free

self publish an ebook

I have recently helped my uncle self publish his novel The Shrine of Arthis, and I keep seeing things about how much it should cost you to self publish an ebook. I am honestly surprised by how high some of the numbers are that I’ve been seeing. Because the answer should be simple: $0. It […]

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Build a Website on a Budget

build a website on a budget

When my uncle asked me to help him self-publish his book, The Shrine of Arthis, part of what went along with that was building a website. I wasn’t concerned about the technical aspect, I’d played around with html and css before, but I had never actually published a website before.  So I really had no […]

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Website Hosting

what you need to start a website

So you’re finally ready to get your own website for your business, author platform or whatever. And you want it to be “yourwebsite.com” not something with all kinds of additional junk in there. And you don’t want to spend a lot of money. But you’re not really a tech person, or you never really got […]

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The Shrine of Arthis


  I’ve been helping my uncle self-publish his epic fantasy novel The Shrine of Arthis. I’ve helped with cover art and website design as well as all the steps involved with actually getting a self published novel out there where people can get at it. The Shrine of Arthis is an epic fantasy that is broken […]

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Story Ideas

find story ideas

So I used to think that writers without story ideas didn’t exist. If you don’t know what you want to write about, you can’t possibly be a writer, right? I remember watching the Deep Space 9 episode “The Visitor” where Jake is a successful writer in the future and some aspiring writer comes asking for […]

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How to Write an Awesome Antagonist

Character writing: antagonists

I’ve been working on my April NaNoWriMo, and I’ve started questioning how I would continue to reach my word count goals. I was also struggling with finding ways to bring in more scenes with my antagonist. So I decided that I would write a backstory for him. And as I thought about what the backstory […]

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