I self-published my first book “Noah’s Noodles” on Amazon’s Kindle platform. I describe the book here. The process getting to that point was relatively smooth, but also had its share of bumps.
Notes on writing.
Creating something from nothing, especially something great, takes time. After spending ten years in the visual effects industry, I can appreciate the time, effort and dedication animation takes. It’s a lot like writing.
Part of getting out there and rubbing shoulders with other authors includes reviewing other author’s works. I am a member of a review group over at GoodReads and recently reviewed Cinderella’s Escape by Gita Reddy.
Earlier this week, my local station 107.3 Kool FM asked its listeners “What did you wait until later in life to do, but you’re SO GLAD you did it?” So, I made a Facebook comment about writing a novel. Then shit got real.
Attention all writers, and especially logophiles! Avoid the game “Wordbrain” from MAG Interactive at all costs!
After completing the cover in Photoshop, I started doing a lot of thinking and research on tag lines for novel covers, and have come to the conclusion that I need one.
I guess I’m a “little” biased (“Little? HA!”) since I’m a self-confessed uberfan, but Stephen King’s advice continues to be both wise and inspirational.
My son sees the world around him in very unique ways. So when he presented me with this “Xbox controller” rock he found, then painted, my heart just swelled.
As I wrote my first novel, I would often struggle and pause, thinking about the distinction between showing and telling. Too much telling, and there’s no life. To much showing, and the reader can get lost, or overwhelmed.
Canada has a great system for creating and maintaining ISBN numbers for publications.