Tag Archives: #authorlife

Lightning Bugs Hang Out All Night Long

So I decided to get off drugs. Sleep aids, actually, because I live a roguishly rough and tumble life. They haven’t been completely successful and they often leave me sluggish in the morning, requiring more drugs, morning drugs, which for … Continue reading

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“Blackjack: Ransom for a Dead King”                                                                               An Adventurous Gift for You

There are so many ways to tell a story. Print, e-books, audio, just to name a few, are growing in popularity as part of the Indy book movement (despite the doctored figures big publishers want people to believe). Podcasting and … Continue reading

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And now, something for you….

I publish books under the imprint Seamus and Nunzio Productions, LLC. That name came from my older brother’s reaction to the maternity ward picture of my twin sons, who turn 20 this weekend. To celebrate, we are doing a free … Continue reading

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When the Babies Arrive

You’ve written and rewritten and rewritten your novel. Gotten beta readers and proofreaders to go through it, maybe copy editors and lime editors if you’re able. Everything that can be done has been done. Cover have been designed, tweaked, polished, … Continue reading

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Making it Suck Less: Rewriting is the Key to Success

So we’ve explored ways to get your story out of your head and onto the computer screen. We’ve agreed to quit worrying and let it suck (for now) and we’ve got ourselves a draft. Now what? Well, some of us … Continue reading

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Let It Suck Series: To Write Better Dialogue, Listen to Craig Ferguson (revisited)

Pulling some of my previous blogs into the “let it suck” series. This one borrows simple advice from a great comedian to help you with character dialogue. Here we go: Every fiction author wants to write great dialogue. While there … Continue reading

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Let It Suck Series: What Would Your Character Do?

We’ve agreed to “let it suck” on first draft, yes? Just let it rip with the writing and get a draft completed. And we’ve been discussing ways to find and refine your work during rewrite.  Now let’s let the character … Continue reading

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