Salve! Hot on the heels of submitting my last novella to my ‘people’ for formatting, I’ve got another project raring to go!
It has been a busy couple of days working on revising and editing The Last Gladiator! Here’s a few of the better edits (or perhaps, needed edits/revisions). The big take aways for me, as usual are…
- Passive Voice Vs Active Voice
- Show don’t tell
- Massive (one of my beta readers noticed this, I did a find/replace search, and ended up with 22 uses of the word in just 39,000 words. Eek!
Read on to find some more not so elegant pieces of writing of mine.
School is coming back for us teachers here in Maryland! My county’s continuity of learning plan is being activated, which means less time to do awesome blog posts and writing, but just in time for me to send the Last Gladiator off to the format people!
So what’s next?
- Prepare and finish the outline for a Brief History of Rome and New Caesaria. This is my next project.
- Make a list for people interested in doing a book tour for The Last Gladiator – I’d love to connect with more authors and am more than willing to do a blog trade or guest post!
- Plan for the forthcoming Anthology of my novellas coming sometime next winter or spring – depending on time of course!
That’s it so far! If you’re interested in joining a book tour, let me know! And remember to subscribe and follow me here, and on Facebook and twitter!
I realized that I’ve been missing a useful tool for all the newcomers to the Steam Empire Chronicles! It’s a story map!
Obviously, when I update it with the still in progress novella, it will fit beautifully into this. Where does the Last Gladiator fit? It’s a prequel that I think is best read AFTER you read all the other novels and novellas!
Just a quick post today, wanted to share how my first session of D&D using google hangouts went the other day! In these challenging times, using Google Hangouts to provide distraction and distance D&D can be a fun and relatively simple way to do your Dungeons and Dragons Campaign!
Yes, you heard it right. Almost every single one of my books are now on sale through Smashword‘s Authors Give Back Sale. With all the craziness going on around the world, take the opportunity to get my first book – Brass Legionnaire – for FREE for a limited time.
Yes. Free. Get the ticket to the entire Steam Empire Chronicles for free! No risk! (Lots of reward though) Every other novel in the series is also discounted between 30-60%!
I’m excited to offer these deals and hope you take advantage of them to keep yourself busy! Love you guys! Remember to leave positive reviews and star up those books!
Let’s be honest. Pirates are awesome. You know what’s even better? Pirates, Ghosts, and Steampunk Creations. So now that we’ve created a triumvirate of COOL things, let’s put that into Dungeons and Dragons and have some fun, shall we?
My friend Hazel West is doing a big blog cover reveal for her new novel coming out, and I just couldn’t say no to a friend! Check out her new book – The New Emperor’s Concerto – coming out March 24th!
(Also – it total sounds like a book I’d write 😉
Well, it has certainly been an insane week here in the United States, and with our schools on lockdown and more and more parts of our society shut down due to the Covid 19, we’re about to become shut-ins for the next few weeks. I hope that this will help flatten the curve and keep more people I know healthy.
Good news – its a great time to read books!