Weeks of the Phoenix: Creating Simon Bellinger

For the entire month of April, we are going to be leading up to the release of “Days of the Phoenix” (available May 7th, EXCLUSIVELY on Amazon.Com) with information about the book and why you should be as excited as I am to read it!

By now I’m sure you’ve heard the premise of the novel: a man spends a summer with a man that he’s only ever met on the internet to participate in a social experiment, hoping to find the most authentic sense of himself possible. The internal struggle and the conflict of the main character is all the fun in reading the book, so I’m not going to spoil that for you. I do, however, want to share one of the most important premise aspects with you: the internet friend.

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Work In Progress: What You Can Look Forward to in My Next Novel

National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) was AWESOME! I crossed the finish line and finished the draft within the confines of thirty days. I am very proud of that accomplishment, I am very proud that I’ve done it twice this year. When I was done with the first draft of the manuscript (and please understand, this work won’t see the light of day for at least 24 months), I had a work in my hand that I was very proud of and enjoyed reading.

For this week’s blog, I wanted to share with you some non-spoilery things that you can look forward to from my current “Work In Progress” (WIP for you writery folks!). Continue reading “Work In Progress: What You Can Look Forward to in My Next Novel”

Trade Secrets: Writing “Broken Promise Records”

Here’s a dirty secret: I wrote this blog months ago — in September, in fact. I’m doing that because right now, in the month of November, I am pouring all of my energy and effort into participating in National Novel Writing Month (or “NaNoWriMo”). I am planning so far ahead because maintaining my regular content is almost as important as the material that I am writing for novels and short stories.

To celebrate National Novel Writing Month, I’ve decided to share some of the “trade secrets,” or things you might not have expected to go into writing a novel — specifically for “Broken Promise Records.” I am doing that because I want to encourage all of the potential writers to convert their potential momentum into kinetic momentum. I don’t think I’ve ever made it a secret, but I think that there is enough creative energy out there for all of us and I want to do my part to give you all of the resources that I can. Continue reading “Trade Secrets: Writing “Broken Promise Records””

A Saturday in the Life of A.P. Miller

I don’t necessarily look forward to Saturdays — I really like my day job and the people I work with, so …c’est la vie. What I do enjoy about Saturdays is that I will typically have an entire day to create and hopefully type towards my ultimate goal of being a Pulitzer Prize Winning, New York Times Best Selling Author. I still work towards my word count during the weekday evenings (and even holidays), but Saturday is mine to do with what I like. To celebrate such a day, I’ve decided to break down what tomorrow will look like for me. Continue reading “A Saturday in the Life of A.P. Miller”

Broken Promise Records – The Extended Epilogues

You’re reactions to “Broken Promise Records” has been absolutely amazing — it’s made me very proud of my work and has done wonders for my self esteem! One of the regular comments I get is how much the Epilogue is appreciated, the blurbs about how the main character’s lives may have met resolution. For this week’s blog, I wanted to offer an extended epilogue, tell you how the minor character’s lives may have gone. Continue reading “Broken Promise Records – The Extended Epilogues”