Our past week has been busy with the holiday season ramping up. Andrea and I haven't had a lot of time to post and part of the reason is our work on Quirni. We are almost done with the final edit and are working on the cover design. I am thrilled that our beta reader … Continue reading What Next?
We're editing Bliss, book five of the Quirni series. It's been a lot of editing and fact checking, and so much more. We've added chapters and deleted chapters. We've changed chapter beginning and endings around. But this is the first time we have had to do a major rewrite in this book. When I realized what … Continue reading Rewrite? Alright Already!
There used to be an ad on TV with the catch phrase 'Reading is Fundamental'. I agree. It is fundamental to improving a person's lifestyle. It is also fundamental for improving an author's writing. I'm not talking about reading someone else's work to glean the trends of the day, which is often cited as a reason … Continue reading A Critical Eye
I hated "Of Human Bondage". I like to read classics and usually find myself not only entertained but touched by the books recommended through the ages. I was not entertained when I read "Of Human Bondage". I was frustrated, annoyed, and rolled my eyes so often I got a headache. What I remember most about … Continue reading A Better Story
The names of our books are changing as we edit them. I'm surprised by this. The names had remained the same for so long even though they were, for the most part, working titles. If you look at the photo of my original copies published through Lulu, you will see "The Marrilian" is the only … Continue reading By Any Other Name
Now On Kindle Book Three has been released on Kindle as "Claimant Kinsley (Book Three): The Quirni Series" so if you're searching Quirni, it still comes up, but the naming system has changed. Now, the books will appear with their longer names following what most other authors do on Kindle to share which book in … Continue reading Release of Quirni: Claimant Kinsley
Marril has undisguised inequality. Parcles revel in the way they have overcome Tenpole and use the miners to enrich their bank accounts. Those who are not enriched by Tenpole directly, still carry intolerant bias towards the miners. When I first envisioned Tenpole it was with only that in mind because this is a reality miners … Continue reading Not a Woke World
We can't afford to pay an editor to edit over a million words of "Quirni". That is why Andrea and I edit our own work. We rely heavily on her English degree and my years of writing experience. Last week Andrea shared how we 'cold read' in order to find problems but some things like … Continue reading Passive Voice
We are releasing the "Quirni" novels to Amazon as e-books. That is a form of self-publishing and most readers should be suspect of quality when purchasing a self-published book. I am, yet I have chosen to go this route. Prior to posting "Quirni" on Fiction Press, traditional publishing was an option. Once I posted, it … Continue reading To Amazon or Not to Amazon
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