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Want a Free Kindle Book of My Fantasy Dreamlander?

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Would you like a free Kindle book of my fantasy Dreamlander? For the next four days only, Dreamlander will be available as a free Kindle download from Amazon. About Dreamlander What if it were possible to live two very different lives in two separate worlds? What if the dreams we awaken from are the fading memories of […]

Announcing Structuring Your Novel: Essential Keys for Writing an Outstanding Story

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The big day is here! Welcome to the official launch of Structuring Your Novel: Essential Keys for Writing an Outstanding Story. You can purchase the book in paperback for $12.11 or the Kindle and Nook formats for $2.99. I need your help to ensure the book has a successful launch week, so please join the party! I’m celebrating all this week, culminating […]

Would You Like a Free Copy of Dreamlander?

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Would you like a free copy of my worlds-spanning fantasy Dreamlander? This month only, the book is available for free, via StoryCartel, in exchange for your honest review. The review is actually totally optional, but if you read and enjoy the book, please consider leaving a review on Amazon. Reviews are gold to us starving author types! If you […]

Win a Book Bundle!

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How about another prize drawing? I’ve been cleaning out my personal library and, instead of just passing the books on to the local Goodwill, I’d thought I’d spread the wealth. If you’d like to enter to win one of six book bundles (Speculative, Historical, Inspirational Romance, Contemporary Fiction, Christian Living, or Writing Resources), leave a comment! I […]

Prize Drawing: A Yoda Hat You Will Win

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You may be wondering why I’ve sprouted Yoda ears in the picture. It’s all in honor of a fun drawing.  I’m really not sure how to tie this one in with writing—except maybe that writers are generally nerds and nerds love them some Star Wars. The truth is I bought my brother a Yoda ears hat for Christmas without […]

The Make Wordplay Better Survey

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How can I make Wordplay better serve your needs? I’m always wanting to know how I can improve the site to give you more of the writing help and inspiration you want. After all, that’s why I do what I do! But sometimes it’s easy to lose touch with what readers would really like to […]

Who Won the Dreamlander Photo Contest?

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Congratulations to Andy Poole, winner of the Dreamlander photo contest that ran all last month in celebration of the book’s launch. Thanks to everyone who entered. It was a blast, and I had a ton of fun seeing all your creative images (you can see the entrants, along with a few extras, here). Selecting the winner was […]

Who Won the Grand Prize Drawing?

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First, I want to take a moment to thank you all for your support and enthusiasm for Dreamlander. Thank you for making the launch a success! The book would never have reached #1 in its category in the Kindle store without you. I’ve already heard about people who have started reading it! Your kind words and […]

Win a Kindle Fire, a 17th-Century Italian Rapier, or a Deluxe Fantasy Gift Box

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The big day is here! Welcome to the official launch of Dreamlander. You can purchase the book in paperback for $15.69 or the  Kindle and Nook formats for $.99 (a special price for this week only). I need your help to ensure the book has a successful launch week, so please join the party! I’m celebrating all this week […]

Vote for the Dreamlander Launch Party Grand Prize!

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The time has finally come when I can officially announce the release date for my upcoming fantasy novel Dreamlander. December 2, 2012, is the big day! I’ll be spending all of this month celebrating, with a special series of blog posts, on Sundays and Wednesdays, focusing on what I learned while writing this book, and […]