James and I are in the deep and dirty editing stages of our new City-State short, “Television’s Prescription for Ratings”, and we wanted to share a little of our notes and a little piece of this new… reality: Tyler Wright, a young emergency ward doctor, has just been appointed to City-State’s Health and Ethical Entertainment … More A Little Taste of “Television’s Prescription for Ratings”
The shitty first draft – the foundation of the story. The bare bones. There is something beautiful within those ten poorly written, jumbled, barely legible pages. I have mastered the shitty first draft. Now, it’s the title – this one drove me insane. James and I have bickered endlessly over a title for our new … More Shitty First Drafts – Shitty First Titles
I just received the print copies of our anthology, The Dystopian Nation of City State. And yes, even though this first publication isn’t perfect, it’s here. It’s real. One of my author friends asked, “Feels better than digital, right?” I thought about his question and answered, “Why yes, it does. I feel even more accomplished.” … More That Feeling… That Print Feeling!
Mark your calendars! Add this to your Amazon wish list! Charge your Kindle! Download the Kindle app! James and I have your perfect Valentines Day treat – get ready to download this short story (about 3,000 words) for free… Free! Free! “How to Kill Your Senator” will be FREE starting Monday, February 9th and ending … More “How to Kill Your Senator” Will Be FREE Next Week!
What’s going on in City-State? There’s more in the works! Here’s an update… James and I are working on a new duel-to-the-death reality show short story! The working title is “The Blade’s Edge: Family Edition” (don’t worry – this will change). It’s going to be intense, somewhat relatable, and a little bloody. Well, this piece … More Updates from City-State – A Deadly (Rough) Reality Show and Create Space
Don’t have time to read a full-length novel or book right now? Short stories are the new trend! The Dystopian Nation of City-State has a plethora of shorts to capture your attention and keep you moving through your busy day! Check out the reviews and our work on Amazon and Goodreads. They … More Need a Quick Read? BUY THIS! AND… Support Indie Authors!
In the intimidating, overwhelming, scary world of self-publishing, obtaining honest, yet critical reviews for potential readers is crucial, right? Yes, reviews – honest reviews – are vital to marketing your work. James and I have two publications that are live, and we are constantly learning about the realm of self-publishing (we have full-time jobs, so … More A Writer’s Time to Reflect – How to “Kill Your Senator” and Get Reader Reviews