NaNoWriMo Thoughts Part II

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So I’ve recently written about NaNoWriMo and what it is, so now let me get to what I like about it. There’s a variety of things, but it really boils down to two parts. Accountability and community. Read more past the break!

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What is NaNoWriMo?

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Hi everyone,

As many of you may know, this last year (time wise, not 2016 wise) I participated in both NaNoWriMo 2015 (November) and Camp NaNoWriMo2016 (July). I’ve compiled my thoughts on the experience so you can see if NaNoWriMo is right for you! This is the first post, detailing how the programs are similar and how they differ. The second one will focus on what I like and what I think could be improved

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Translation Deal with RetroPunk Publications and an Interview

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Hi Everyone!

I am very excited to announce that I have signed a deal with Retropunk Publications to translate my series – The Steam Empire Chronicles – into Portuguese, and to publish the novels in Brazil. I am truly over-the-moon with this situation, so I figured I’d interview Guilherme Moraes, founder of Retropunk Publications.

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Steel Praetorian Finished


Hi all, Just wanted to send out a blast that Steel Praetorian is now finished! Clocking in at over 82,000 words, it’s about the same size as Iron Tribune. It’s going to the editor on Friday! Yippie! So this is your warning that if you haven’t already gotten and read your copy of Iron Tribune, you better do so asap!

As always you can find my latest novel on Amazon, for Nook, and on Smashwords for all other sites!

If you’ve already read Iron Tribune, and you enjoyed it, please give me a review on any of the sites above, I could really use it! The more reviews, the better the book does, and the more books I can write!

Blog Updated! Now Including Educational Consulting!

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Hello Everyone!

I’ve finally expanded this blog to include a page detailing my educational consulting, which is an area I’ve recently been working on expanding. As a teacher with several years of experience in a high-needs school and a Master’s Degree in Curriculum, Instruction, and assessment, I believe I’ve got the skills and knowledge necessary to support your school or education based project! You can always contact me through the form above, and we can talk about specifics. I’ve included a few of my previous projects there as well. Let your friends and family know!

Thanks!

Daniel

50 Ways to Kill a Character Part II

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Salve!

So in case you missed it, my first 50 Ways to Kill a Character was the most successful blog post I’ve ever written (and to be honest, I wrote it half as a joke for my own sanity.) Now that I have 5 books and counting under my belt, I decided it was time to make a part II. Read on, brave writers, and make sure you subscribe to my blog for more writer tips and support like this list! Continue reading

Shoutout for Steampunk Bloggers!

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Hi all,

Another blogger is on the lookout for good steampunk websites, blogs, writers, etc, as she is looking to compile a big list about them! Hop on over and check out her site For Whom the Gear Turns – I also recently backed her kickstarter to send her to several steampunk conventions (since I don’t have the time to go and it’s always fun to get another writer’s point of view on a convention before I commit the time or money to go to one!

(Full Disclosure  – Iron Tribune has an ad up on her site (Part of the reward for the kickstarter pledge) – But then again you already own Iron Tribune, don’t you?)

Here’s a preview below. Enjoy!

Iron Tribune Advertisement!

Character Decision Making – Tough Choices

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(Also Called – How to help your character face a plot-altering or personality altering choice!)

Hi all,

Worry not, the difficult choice is for Octavia and Regillus to solve. Here’s the simplest question. When is an atrocity committed in the name of saving lives allowable? Read more inside!

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Dalmatia, Pannonia, Center of the Action

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Hi all! Today’s update focuses on the center of the action here in book #4, Steel Praetorian.

If you don’t want to read spoilers, don’t read ahead! Just enjoy looking at this lovely little map so you know where the action will be taking place!

Dalmatia

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Communication in the Steam Empire Chronicles

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Good Morning!

I thought that I’d put together this handy quick-reference guide to communication in the world of the Steam Empire Chronicles. So click read on to learn more about how Romans (and others) talk with each other! (Besides Latin, Yes, I know they already speak that language.

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