How/Why I blogged for an entire month and some of what I learned.
Or – How to double your readership in 30 days.
Salve! As I sit here, basking in the computer-screen glow of Steel Praetorian finally being out and available for you all to read in a single day, I’m reflecting on the month long journey that brought us here. One of my personal promises to myself this month was two fold- write every day for Laurel Emperor, and blog every day for Modern Papyrus (also called this blog – ha!)
Continue reading “My Month-Long Blogging Experiment”
T-Minus Three Days to Steel Praetorian!
Salve! In less than three days, we take the plunge into Steel Praetorian. Meanwhile, I’m still cracking away at Laurel Emperor, although (insert random excuse here) progress is not as good as hoped. Tonight’s writing featured General Marius Regillus, of the IV Syrian, in action. Don’t know who he is? Check out Antioch Burns, a novella based entirely on characters created by fans of the Steam Empire Chronicles. Available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or Smashwords for all other platforms.
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Hi everyone… Welcome to the event you’ve all been waiting for…. The Cover Reveal for Steel Praetorian!
Let me know what you all think! I’m extremely excited to share this with you!
If this cover art gets your blood pumping, and you want to know the backstory, read my first three novels. Remember, Iron Tribune is on sale all November long! Get it now while it’s only $3.99! All my books are available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or through Apple via Smashwords, and remember to like me on Facebook and follow me on Twitter for more frequent updates throughout NaNoWriMo2016!
Steel Praetorian has a cover (or at least, a first draft) and an entirely formatted book! Which means it should be done soon! OH MY GOSH I’M SO EXCITED! Estimated Book release date is the 1st of December, which gives me time to do some more blog posts, put it on sale for pre-order, get some proof copies in, and send out review copies.
If you’re a blogger that’s interested in getting a pre-release copy of Steel Praetorian for review, let me know!
For tonight, that’s all!
Current Word Count – Laurel Emperor: 23,500 – Not much progress but it’s been a crazy week here – plus getting sick never helps!
Let’s explore plot twists in depth.
Today I want to talk about everyone’s favorite point in a novel – the plot twist. Whether you’re a reader, a writer, an author, a movie-goer or a television watcher, you’re familiar with the plot twist. Everything is going perfectly fine (or at least, in the same, expected direction) and then suddenly, a key component of the story is spun on it’s head. This forces the reader/viewer to adapt or even change their opinions about a character, event, or challenge.
Continue reading “Day 15 – How to Write Plot Twists”
What other things would you like me to blog about? Provide your input after the article!
For today’s post, I’m going to actually ask a question of my readers. What would be something you’d like to read an article about? As I’ve discussed before, my two most popular articles are those written about how to kill characters in novels. Gruesome (and highly entertaining) to write about – especially since I don’t take myself seriously in this regard. But what would be some articles you’d like to see? I can’t profess to being an expert at the craft of writing, but I do have experience and some thoughts/opinions about certain things.
Read more beyond the break
Continue reading “Day 14 – Almost Halfway There”
20,000 words makes this a pretty lucky day I think!
Salve! Welcome to the 13th day of Blogging this November!
Today is really exciting, as I’ve hit the 20,000 word mark. This is a really big deal for me, as it means that almost 1/4 of Laurel Emperor’s first draft is finished! Also, I haven’t been the most focused today, so I also managed to write 500 words on another short story/fan fic idea I’ve been playing around with, which brings my total number of words written today to nearly 3,000! With all my major characters having gotten at least one chapter, I’m about to start working in several new characters that were introduced in the last book, and will begin to play a bigger role in some of the events in Rome.
Continue reading “Day 13 – Lucky or Unlucky?”
Alexandros has a new job, plus we’ve reached 18,000 words!
Salve! Happy Weekend!
Alexandros is back with a purpose in his first chapter in Laurel Emperor. I admit, I’ve been struggling a bit with his story line right now. Ever since the events in Steel Praetorian, and their resolution, it’s been tricky to try and shoehorn him into the events that are engulfing the rest of the nation, without making it seem forced. While he is a hero, the idea that he could just come in and replace someone already loyal to Constantine and his loyalist faction is very unlike him. So I’ve had to come up with an alternative idea for him to follow. More beyond the break.
Continue reading “Day 12 – An Exercise in Nation Building”
Snippet doesn’t match the Heading, as I don’t want to spoil the surprise.
Maybe, Maybe not.
PS – If you’ve already liked me on Facebook, there’s a big announcement about Iron Tribune going on, go check it out!
Here’s today’s writing snippet below the read more tag. Word Count: 17,032
Continue reading “Day 11 – Maybe Sent a Character to Heaven?”
Looking for some more blog tour hosts for Steel Praetorian’s release day!
Salve! I hope this post improves your day.
In news – I’ve started assembling at least a few blog visits to help promote Steel Praetorian, but I’m still looking for more. If you’ve got a blog, I’ve got five dates open for the next three weeks. I’m willing to trade 1 for 1 or do a feature just for you! Please let me know if you want to join up on my November Novel Showcase!
11/13-11/20 – 1 slots open
11/21-11/26 – 2 slots open
11/27-12/3 – 2 slots open
In Steel Praetorian News – Dedication submitted.
Laurel Emperor Progress: 15,389 (Definitely didn’t do much these last days – school week + US election has been rough on my mental processes. Read the snippet beyond the break.
Continue reading “Day 10 – Blog Tour Hosts Wanted!”