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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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Random Thoughts on Marketing and Writing

Strange as this may sound, I found it hard to start this post because I feel like I am still an ignorant Freshman in the game. Not “new” in terms of writing, but new in the business of Amazon and selling books on an online store. I am going to ramble, the post is over 1,000 words and I don’t even think I got anywhere in it, but maybe there’s some nugget of wisdom in…

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The Itch – A Post-Apocalyptic Dilemma

The Itch is now a part of Apocalyptic Fears VI – Download a copy, HERE They traveled on legs that had given out hours before to the pain and weariness of a forty-mile stretch. It was a bright, hot, cloudless bitch of a day, and for people stuck in between towns the choice was either walk or die. The sun locked in on them like a peeping Tom at an orgy, and their world was…

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The Secret To My Writing Speed is Simple – It’s The Process

It’s amazing how fast time flies. Around this time last year I was on a blog tour for Anstractor, taking bad advice and doing all the things that I was told to do in order to sell my book. Today I’m five books in and the feedback has gone from people being amazed at me writing a book, to people wondering how it is I keep pumping them out. The question concerns me. I wonder…

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