If you’ve been reading my Facebook feed and some of my recent posts, you know that I’ve had 4 books Suppressed by Amazon Createspace’s Content Validation Request Team. Basically, if they find your book published “elsewhere,” even though the Member agreement with Amazon is non-exclusive, they prevent you and Createspace’s everyday customer service from accessing … More Writing Progress: July 5 thru 16, 2018
Luckbane, the first book in the Impworld/Øtherworld series, was the second published book I ever wrote. As fate would have it, Luckbane was published on Friday the 13th of ’13. The germ of what became Øtherworld was sparked back in the mid-90s when my then-future wife and I got bored with the dice-driven role-playing games … More Soulbright: An Introduction
For a while now, I’ve toyed with the idea of making a Mass-market Paperback edition of Johnny Came Home. I wanted a smaller trim size. Johnny Came Home was my first book. It was originally released as a Trade Paperback (7 x 10) because I thought the larger size kind of called back to a … More Johnny Came Home Gets a New Cover and a New Edition
In our last Marvel post, we discussed which members of the Guardians of the Galaxy died in Avengers: Infinity War and what that means for future films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Some of you still haven’t seen it. That’s OK. You can read this non-spoilery post on my upcoming writing projects instead of this … More That Infinity War Ending: Oh, Snap! Did [SPOILER] Just Die? – Avengers Edition
Update 7/1/18: Both Luckbane and Soulbright are now back on track. Today I received the following email: “Hello Tony, Thank you for reaching out We have reviewed your response and can confirm that your book complies with our guidelines. We had incorrectly suppressed your title in error and we sincerely apologize for any inconvenience you … More In Which the Createspace Content Validation Request Team Suppresses My Newest Book
One of the most painful but potentially effective methods of cutting dead wood out of your unpublished novel is the Synopsis Method. I’ve mentioned this editing method in the past, but I don’t think I’ve really spelled out what it means. Basically, you write a chapter-by-chapter synopsis to see whether you’re using your plot efficiently. … More Editing with a Chainsaw: The Synopsis Method
The Last Jedi remains the most divisive Star Wars fan in the franchise’s history. In fact, 43% of fans cited fan rage over previous films as the reason Solo: A Star Wars Story (a film I’d personally like to see a sequel to) did so poorly at the Box Office …and TLJ was named over … More #NotMyLukeSkywalker Versus #NotMyHanSolo
As I discussed in my last Marvel post, I thought it was time to discuss Avengers: Infinity War. Some of you still haven’t seen it. That’s OK. You can read this non-spoilery post on my upcoming writing projects instead of this post, which contains DEFINITE SPOILERS for Avengers: Infinity War, POTENTIAL SPOILERS for pretty much … More That Infinity War Ending: Oh, Snap! Did [SPOILER] Just Die? – Guardians of the Galaxy Edition.
I’ve held out on this post for a while now, mostly because I knew any post I wrote about Avengers: Infinity War would necessarily contain a bunch of SPOILERS. This is definitely a movie I don’t want to spoil for anyone; however, in the wake of some potentially leaked concept art for Avengers 4, I … More Infinity War: What About Those Deaths Before the Infinity Snap?
Recently, I asked fans on social media why they thought Solo: A Star Wars Story was doing so poorly at the Box Office. While it was an admittedly informal and imperfect poll, I did get an aggregate 3,186 responses across seven social media fan groups. I think it sheds some light on what went awry. … More Fans weigh in on why Solo did so poorly at the Box Office