It seems like it should be easy to write a kindle book and publish it given that's basically what Kindle is set up for, but when we first published Quirni on Kindle, it was a lot more complicated than just some quick steps. The trickiest part of making sure your manuscript is ready for Kindle … Continue reading Preparing for Kindle
Hello Loyal Quirni Followers! The Marrilian is getting another light overhaul as we prep for a paperback book launch, so I wanted to give you an update about that. Yup. We're releasing to paperback through Amazon! It should be out some time this month. Happy May~! Have you published your paperback to Amazon? Let us … Continue reading Book One: The Marrilian Updates
I drive forty-five minutes to work. Most days I listen to books. I have found an author whose unique word usage perks up my ears and keeps my attention. He is Edward W. Robertson and he publishes on Amazon. I first heard books from his "Breakers" series. I liked them and looked for more. That … Continue reading It is Like That
I look back at some of my old writing and I am embarrassed. There are so many different ways to write poorly and I seem to have tried them all. I'm still trying them. The hell of it is, when in the midst of those particular works, when I was putting those words together, I … Continue reading How Embarrassing
Every profession has it's quirky personality. In my line of work, the medical field, we learn to laugh at horrible things. We are intrigued by weird diseases. New doctors either think they have contracted a terrible disease every other day or they poo-poo the worst set of symptoms, as if nothing will ever go wrong. … Continue reading Fleshing Out an Idea
Step into my 'Way Back Machine' and I'll take you to the 1970s. That was when I wrote the first book in the Quirni novels. It was badly written. The original Quirni novel wasn't about Erica, but Matilda. She worked through obstacles without much internal reflection. It was a book of doing. Matilda did things. … Continue reading Open a Vein
I have a full time day job. I'm fortunate that I don't get a lot of interruptions while I'm working. I can think about plots and characters and even jot down a note whenever I come up with something good. It's a free floating sort of thought process. Consequently, my desk at home is filled … Continue reading When is a Writer a Writer?
Many people ask this question, "What is it about?" The first answer, Quirni is about Erica, about her family ties, her excellence, her journey into a new life as an ex-convict on the run, basically. It's about her healing process, her development as a person, and her discovery of her inner fears and broken mind … Continue reading What is it About?
My opinion in regards to political and newsworthy events should be easy enough for anyone to guess given the plot in Quirni. For readers who haven't read the books, I lean to the left but that is changing. I no longer lean. Events are converting my lean into steps. I stayed left of middle for … Continue reading Stepping Towards an Edge
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.