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Casting Call: The Main Characters of Broken Promise Records: Remastered

On September 8th, the release of Broken Promise Records: Remastered will be available EXCLUSIVELY through Amazon.Com and I couldn’t be more excited! This book and its first release has absolutely changed my life and I couldn’t be more excited about the re-release with boatloads of additional content, a fresh re-edit, and a brand new fifteenth chapter!

One of the biggest joys I’ve gotten out of writing this book was how the characters came to life and were more like friends than creations. I want you to get jazzed about this book and so for this week’s blog, I’m giving you the inside look at who the major players are in the Broken Promise Records world!

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The Pescadero & the Guilty Lizard: The Places of Broken Promise Records

Broken Promise Records: Remastered is coming out on September 8th, EXCLUSIVELY on Amazon.com! The book will be re-edited, refined, and there will be a boatload of bonus content including a brand new fifteenth chapter!

I can’t tell you how excited I am for the release of Broken Promise Records: Remastered! Writing that book has truly changed my life and opened me up to things I never thought possible. That book and the characters in it are always going to have a very special place in my heart and the re-release of the book is getting to re-live everything that made writing that book special. To celebrate the countdown to the release, I’m going to release a blog related to the story and the writing process of it. Ultimately, I’m giving you the inside look into the re-release of my debut novel and telling you why you should be excited about it!

This week’s blog is going to explore the places in the book that were based on real locations. The world of Broken Promise Records was grounded in a very real world and yours truly is going to take you on a tour.

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Book of the Boss: My Favorite Bruce Springsteen Stories

It’s said that a Storyteller can spot another Storyteller from a great distance away. As a storyteller myself, I don’t have to look much further than my CD collection to tell you that Bruce Springsteen is one of my favorite storytellers. Before you get up in arms about Bruce Springsteen not being a writer, I have to point out that he is. In addition to being a brilliant composer, the Boss is quite obviously a writer. If we think about stories in simple terms: there is pre-conflict, conflict, and the new normal — Bruce Springsteen’s ballads have that and a lot more.

More than that, the great stories of human history began as oral traditions before the written language was utilized. Around a campfire, an elder would regale the youth of their people with stories of their history. Is Bruce Springsteen really doing anything different?

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Practical Advice: Shopping for the First Dorm or Apartment

Before I moved out on my own for the first time, my Mom had a stiff upper lip. Every time I’d do something she didn’t like, she’d say “that’s going to get you kicked out of your apartment.” Then the day came where we loaded everything into my sister’s truck and I was off to live 35 miles away and Mama was a bundle of emotion. She never thought I’d actually leave.

After we got done moving everything into that studio apartment, my sister took me to Walmart and loaded me up with stuff I needed for my first place. It’s one of my favorite memories, actually. Between working for one of the nation’s biggest big box retailers and working in the housing industry, I have the answers for when folks ask “what do I need for my first apartment or dorm?”

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Productivity Tools For Writers (…And Other People Too, I Guess)

You might not believe it, but a lot of people with ADHD really do want to be on top of their projects and not be a perennial disappointment to people who don’t understand the affliction. Truly, I always wanted to be a “Get Sh** Done” kind of guy and I absolutely hated the way people thought of me. Because of this desire to be efficient and effective, I’ve spent quite a bit of time trying to find methods to increase my productivity.

Unfortunately, nothing really worked or stuck. The reason for that is because my brain has an issue that requires medical treatment. Once I had the management of the core issue under control, I found myself with a lot of insight into how to keep on track with your tasks and projects. Finally, I see myself as a “Get Sh** Done” kind of guy and it’s a good feeling.

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