Writing Anywhere – Taking Advantage of the Digital Age

When people think of writers, I often wonder if the old image of someone bent over a typewriter still comes to mind. You know exactly what I’m talking about, don’t you? Older person, bent with age and life’s hardships, brows knitted, cigarette barely hanging on to his/her lip, and a cold cup of coffee next to their stack of papers. Mentally a lot of us are still that poor, bent creature, bleeding onto the pages…

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Cover Reveal: The Sigma Imperative

Since starting The Sigma Imperative, I’ve wanted to write about 2,500 words a day. Why? Well, I have other things to write—to be quite honest—and they are like little voices inside of my head, constantly repeating, “Are you finished yet?” When I’m on, I’m on, and 2,500 is a breeze, but with this third book I’m having a lot of breaks, some voluntary but most involuntary. Just last week hurricane Irma came through and wrecked…

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Beautiful vamp seated on a coffin - Greg Dragon Author

A Vampire’s Scorn

A short story by Greg Dragon I’m dying young, feeling my strong hands wither away. What can I say? The irony of my position has caused me to take a comical stance despite this grim reality. One hundred and thirty years inside of this body. Well, more like one hundred and nine if we were to separate my years with warm blood from those with cold. Cold is better by the way, just in case…

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The Judas Cypher – Turning A Failed Launch Into A Win

I can’t believe I’m here already, finishing up the rough draft for the sequel to, The Judas Cypher. This was a grittier take on a futuristic story, inspired by my love for cyberpunk and detective stories. I started writing The Judas Cypher for National Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) 2016, and while I’ve kept my entries—in the past—to the 50,000 words required to “win” the event, I used it as a launchpad this round. Stepping away from…

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Camille YAN - No Quarter

No Quarter – A Story of Camille YAN

From the author: This is a chapter that was originally cut from Anstractor Vestalia. It was meant to show the type of warrior that a Jumper/Phaser was, and how incredibly difficult they are to defeat. Camille YAN is one of the prominent characters in The New Phase, but this was a little too much for the book so it had to be cut. I hope that if you enjoy it you would consider giving Anstractor Vestalia…

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2016 – A Year in Projects

Although 2016 has sucked, HARD, for taking away many of the artists and celebrities that I grew up loving, it has been a wonderful year for me as a writer. It has been a huge year for collaboration, and I’ve gotten to know some really cool guys and gals who are great storytellers and people in general. The point of this post (for me) is to summarize everything that has been done this year, just…

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Woman running in woods

The Would Be Prophet

A short story by Suenammi Richards He knew he needed to just keep running no matter what. His legs pumped but it seemed like he wasn’t making any ground. He didn’t know why the Gudha was chasing him and he didn’t have time to consider it. Nor did he have time to contact the Nitya who he had learned often defended humans against such persecution from other alien species. It all looks so good on…

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The Factory – Gun Moll – Teaser: Meeting The Mob

From the author: I’m not sure yet if I’m keeping this chapter, or even going down this road with Gun Moll. I wanted to mix Brian up with some real wiseguys, but it may be too distractign from the central story. Check it out and tell me what you think … especially if you’ve read The Factory. I’d love to get your thoughts. Chapter Preview – Meeting The Mob It’s easy to play leader when everything…

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Anstractor the New Phase Trilogy is Finished

Three years ago, I converted a short story entitled “The Chronicles of Raf” into a full length novel by the name of Anstractor Vestalia. I wrote Chronicles of Raf several years earlier when Hall of the Black Dragon was just my personal blog, and I wanted to share some of my creative writing with visitors to the site. Back then, I was reading a lot of books about the streets, and it influenced my writing in every way.…

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Salty With A Side of Spoilers – Why I Don’t Read Reviews

If you love my books, please, leave a review so that I can sell more. If you have a critique that you actually want me to see, send me an email. Reviews… Old topic, my take. Reviews are weird. For new, unknown, writers like myself, reviews are like garnish for a well-prepared meal. They are opinions, from people who are brave enough to put their thoughts out there, and they hold little weight one way or…

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Indie Publishing is An Ocean Not A Cool Club

“For every jerk that I have met, there have been five others that are actually nice, helpful people.” I was never one of those kids that needed to fit into somebody else’s cool club. People can say that it’s because of the way I was raised, but that’s cliche isn’t it? I know enough followers whose parents are hardcore leaders  to know that our decisions go way beyond conditioning. Some of us NEED to fit in when…

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Knights and Demons – Afros, Art and Inspiration

Knights and Demons features the first of hopefully many illustrated covers that I’ve purchased for my published books. The artist for the cover featured  is Angela Schmer (check out her portfolio here) and I discovered her through KBoards’ Writer’s Cafe by clicking on her signature. Angela was a godsend in terms of talent and professionalism, and she made my vision for Alysia Knight turn out perfect. If you look at the model I chose for…

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