A Comparison of Print, Digital, and Audio Books.

I like to read old books, really old books. I like to read old stuff that's in the creative common's and it's free online, and I like to listen to books while I drive, and I like to read online, and in print, but what are the differences between these types of publication? I can … Continue reading A Comparison of Print, Digital, and Audio Books.

Feelings and Perspective

While we were editing the fifth book of Quirni, we ran across a section that made me cry. My heart hurt for Erica and for James, and it made me want to speak out, change it as an author, to fix things for them. Obviously I didn't because that emotional response is important. I have … Continue reading Feelings and Perspective

Eljay’s Promise is Available Now

Eljay's Promise is now Available on Amazon through the Kindle App! Book 4 of the Quirni series is out for your reading pleasure! Eljay's Promise has gone through a few name changes. It was originally The BMC, a name you would recognize if you are familiar with the story on Fiction Press. Eljay's Promise begins directly after … Continue reading Eljay’s Promise is Available Now

The Orthodox of Assumption

Going through college I was exposed to several classes that had the singular goal of introducing me to multicultural experiences. It was built into the schools requirements as part of our basic core classes. I thoroughly enjoyed these classes. Not only did they give me a chance to see different perspectives, but they allowed me … Continue reading The Orthodox of Assumption

Editing Alone

I find the hardest thing to do when writing is to see my own problems. It helps to edit with another person but when I'm writing and editing alone, I have procedures I follow to help me see what needs to be changed. The most helpful thing I do is to take time between writing and editing. … Continue reading Editing Alone

Formality v.s. Functionality

Voice is the writer's choice of detail and word, the actor's persona, a poem's details. In a novel, it's a combination of point of view, the level of realism, and the poetic details the author includes. Voice can make a piece difficult to read yet intriguing or so easy and clear to follow it's boring. … Continue reading Formality v.s. Functionality

The BMC Syndicate

Warning: the following contains spoilers about the Quirni Series. One of the big parts of Erica's past is a group that she created, the BMC. It travels with her through all of the books after the reveal in the third book, Clamant Kinsley. The BMC is a group with members from all over the planet Marril. … Continue reading The BMC Syndicate

Editing for Kindle

One of the most challenging things to manage when working, writing, editing, and publishing, is what to edit, and what to leave behind because we want to get it out there and clean for everyone to read and enjoy. The first time Quirni was published for Fiction Press, we went over it, but it wasn't … Continue reading Editing for Kindle

Read Promiscuously

Milton once said without reading the bad, and ascertaining what is bad about it, we cannot truly know the good. I'm paraphrasing because he uses 4 thousand words in Areopagitica, to make his point. I bring this up because I am an amateur writer. What this means to me is we should read everything because … Continue reading Read Promiscuously

The Release of Quirni: Nigh

Nigh is now on Amazon To all of our wonderful followers and those just skimming for books, Nigh is out! Editing Nigh from Enzus on Fiction Press has been an adventure worth taking! The differences are pretty major. During our editing of Nigh we improved the flow of the story, added new chapters, and new content. We … Continue reading The Release of Quirni: Nigh