“A Law of Constants” hits the shelves, EXCLUSIVELY at Amazon.Com on February 23rd and I am so excited! Bringing this book to you has been such a journey, and now that it’s all over but the crying, I wanted to take a second and really share that journey with you. I want “A Law of Constants” to be as much of an emotional connection for you as it was for me.
For this week’s blog, we’re going to take an introspective look at the roads taken to get “A Law of Constants” from a blank page to release day.
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Like any other profession, or endeavor, I have to keep my storytelling skills sharp. A baseball player will spend hours in the batting cage, a quarterback will spend eons throwing passes and memorizing plays, and welders will bind countless pieces of metal together until they are happy with their ability to weld. These practices and drills never stop. Much like them, the moment that I become complacent with my abilities to tell stories is the same day when my skills become stagnant and begin becoming irrelevant.
As a writer, I am constantly looking to explore the reaches of my imagination, and put my creative brain center in a place where it has to operate under certain levels of duress — essentially, I am training my brain to come up with the most compelling and entertaining stories in the shortest amount of time. Like going to the batting cage, I’ll engage in writing exercises to get those parts of my brain active, functional, and ready for immediate use.
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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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By now it’s no secret that I have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). While that is serious, it is manageable, I just have to put certain tools and process into place in order to maintain my levels of productivity. One of my favorite dopamine producing activities while I write is listening to music.
This is another divisive issue among writers — some have to listen to music while they write, others find it distracting. I am someone that has to listen to music, it helps me shift into my creative headspace. Here’s why my brain becomes the ever-loving pain in the ass that it has been: it just be any music I’m listening to, it has to be the right music. It has to be energetic and heavy, melodic and pleasing to the ear. It came to a point where I had to program a specific playlist that my brain could immediately snap to writing mode to.
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[DISCLAIMER]: This blog is another writer focused one — we’ll return to our regularly scheduled buffoonery next week!
More often than not, when new writers become introduced to the Writers Community across several platforms, we feel compelled to offer them advice. We don’t do this because we feel superior or the need to be revered, but because we want them to be as successful as possible. The Writing Community isn’t perfect — there are ups, downs, triumphs, & trepidation, but ultimately we are passionate people who want to see other writers succeed. Often, writers will ask other writers what their advice is for new writers as an act of inclusions into the community. For this week’s blog, I wanted to share my advice that I’d give to new writers, maybe to create a statement that can be referenced later.
[DISCLAIMER]: My advice is not definitive, or no guarantee to be useful to you. Please consider the following to be an opinion and suggestion.
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