In the Presence of the King: The Golden King

Potential spoilers ahead if you haven't read 'In the Presence of the King' The Golden King is the main character while being a background character. He is the book, he is the story, while not being in the book that much. And that type of character is hard to write because you have to write [...]

Writing Life Balance

Is there such a thing as writing life balance when you already have a full time job? No. The writing life takes up a lot of time, specially when you are an indie/ self-publishing author. You are your own publisher, you create and execute your own marketing plan. You are also your own publicist, designer [...]

Best Writing Advice I Ever Received

Best Writing Advice I Ever Received

I have read several articles and blog posts on writing but there was one single piece of advice that really lit a fire into me. With this advice, I was able to harness my imagination and translate it into actual pages in my Google Doc. I believe that this advice was one of the things that helped me write and finish In the Presence of the King.

The Best Thing About Being an Unpublished Writer

The Best Thing About Being an Unpublished Writer

Last week I wrote out the hardest parts about being an unpublished writer. This week we are focusing on the positive. To be honest writing the negative parts were easier than the positive. Not because it wasn't hard to identify but that I focus and dwell way too much on the negative. It just poured [...]

How to Get Inspired to Write

How to Get Inspired to Write

Inspiration can come and go during the writing process. It is as finicky as getting a baby to sleep. But there are a few ways that I've learned that can get the inspiration machine running. Here are my top three ways to get inspired to write.

Official Map Reveal for In the Presence of the King

Official Map Reveal for In the Presence of the King

After much ado. The moment has finally arrived. Here it is. The official map reveal for my upcoming book In the Presence of the King. The map was designed by Colin Nitta, who I found through Reedsy, a professional writing service website owned by Barnes and Noble. There is no color as of yet since [...]

Original Map Reveal for In the Presence of the King

Original Map Reveal for In the Presence of the King

Before the big reveal next week I thought it would be cool to show what I started with. Below is the original map that I created for In the Presence of the King. It served me through the whole time as I wrote and edit the book, hence why there is so much crossed out [...]

The Inspiration Behind In the Presence of the King Map

The Inspiration Behind In the Presence of the King Map

What inspired the land in the tale of In the Presence of the King? (In the Presence of the King is the name of my upcoming book) I guess I can't go too far into it since I could easily find myself in spoiler country. But the story definitely provided the parameters of the landscape. [...]

Official Book Announcement!!

Official Book Announcement!!

Last week I announced the redesign of my blog along with the new name, basically its the same URL but dropping the wordpress at the end. With the new site redesign I included a new page dedicated to the book. That was a soft announcement, but I wanted a whole blog post dedicated to it.