An artist is a creature driven by demons. He doesn’t know why they choose him and he’s usually too busy to wonder why. He is completely amoral in that he will rob, borrow, beg, or steal from anybody and everybody to get the work done. The writer’s only responsibility is to his art. – William Faulkner
Writing is kind of difficult. Even if you write only for yourself, or maybe especially when you write for yourself. It takes an enormous amount of courage to write about things you’d much rather forget, to confront serious issues. It takes a lot of courage to write something most people would never have the courage to write. Continue reading →
“If you want a happy ending, that depends, of course, on where you stop your story.”Orson Welles
Sometimes when I write I think too much. I worry about things I shouldn’t worry about, and I write as if I’ve got something to prove to someone. That’s a mistake. Over thinking, trying to outsmart the reader only to outsmart yourself.
When I wrote Jazz I wanted for the ending to the story to deliver a certain message. Throughout the novel there’s some talk about happy endings, about what we want to get from life, and stuff like that. Of course, those characters are mistaken in their belief that happiness is a destination, but nevertheless… they want and try to reach for something, and they’re not even sure what that something is. Continue reading →
I decided to release an e-book bundle with all my releases. It’s sort of a like a limited time offer, and it runs out at the end of the month.
What do you get?
1. Jazz – my debut novel, which currently holds a 4.9 rating on Amazon.com. I had this to say about it:
A heartbreaking portrayal of ambition, treachery, and deception, Jazz tells the story of Chris Sommers, an aspiring writer from New York, who travels to Paris in the hopes of meeting Amber, a mysterious and beautiful woman he has always been irresistibly drawn to.
Chris is soon thrust into a world where everyone seems to be playing a dangerous and corrupt game. Anything is permissible, and even secrets that have been locked away inside the most hidden drawers of the soul will resurface. Continue reading →
If you haven’t noticed, I decided to offer people a couple of advertising options. Given the nature of this blog, it’s mostly aimed at indie artists, but anyone is welcome to advertise something they feel readers of this blog would benefit from.
I took this decision mostly because I’d very much like to keep having my blog powered by WordPress VIP, and take advantage of all the plugins and other options they’re going to implement in the future, most of which I have yet to explore.
Before I explain more of the advertising opportunities, I have this to say: this won’t interfere with my usual blogging, editorial policy, or whatever. Sponsored posts will be only 4 per month, and I’ll make sure they’re worth your time (that’s why I’m going to write them myself.) Continue reading →
I thought the title would capture people’s attention. So, yeah, I’ve been doing quite a bit of writing lately. In fact, hopefully by the end of the month I’ll be announcing my most ambition novel sort of thing yet. Something like that. But after I write a post about writing and fishing, and how similar they are.
Oh, yeah, you can download the short story here. It’s available in all electronic formats ever invented by homo sapiens sapiens. Also, it’s a strange story. Thought you should know. Weird story. Spooky maybe. Don’t know. Give it a try, you might actually like it.
On another note, I just got One Third of a Wheel back from the editor. It’s going to take a few days to get all the interior formatting (and cover design) done, but it should be worth it. I’ll do my best to release the novel by the end of next week. Just so you know.
Well, now we have a built-in store, where you can buy e-books and order signed copies of my two novels. Which is kind of cool. You can also pre-order the remaining 14 limited edition hardcover copies of my upcoming novel, One Third of a Wheel. The ones that didn’t sell during my Indiegogo campaign.
I plan on playing with this whole shop thing during this month, and odds are that I’ll be releasing some exclusive content as well. Like the compilation of essays I just released. Well, it’s kind of like a re-release. Continue reading →
Here’s another thing that I do and might actually be of help to you: I write a story, a blog post, a novel, and then I let it go. Of course, not before I rewrite and edit the hell out of it. But I always let it go. The moment it goes live on Amazon or whatever, it’s no longer my book.
Now that the campaign that raised the money for me to publish my next novel, “One Third of a Wheel,” ended, I can spend a few hundred words on the impact it had, the future, and, of course, when and how perks are going to be delivered.
First of all, I’d like to thank everyone who contributed. Thank you all for your tremendous support, not only financially, but also… how do I say this… basically it means the world to me when people feel the need to tell me I’m on the right track to becoming the writer I always wanted to be. Continue reading →