Elmore Leonard’s Advice on Writing

I enjoy reading Elmore Leonard’s stories because they are tight and quick, they get right to the point without tons of filler. I came across these tips for Leonard and found them useful, so I am posting them here for your edification. Enjoy. These are rules I’ve picked up along the way to help me remain invisible when I’m writing a book, to help me show rather than tell what’s taking place in the story. … Continue reading

Change of Plans

In Thursday’s post, I announced the release of a new Benny Cahill story on September 15. After some thought, I have decided to instead release of collection of three short stories to give readers a better deal. The Benny Cahill trilogy will be released on December 1, with pre-order starting two weeks earlier. I will keep you updated I would also like to announce the release of another series of mysteries, the Father Benedict Granger … Continue reading

Free Book and Coming Attractions

My ebook Don’t Look a Gift Horse in the Mouth is now free on all platforms, except Amazon. Unfortunately, I have been unable to find a way to find a way to make it free on Amazon. If you enjoy hard-boiled mysteries or detective shows from the golden age of radio, check it out. You can find it on Smashwords, Barnes and Noble, Kobo or iTunes online apotheke viagra. If you like it, feel free to … Continue reading

My favorite note taking apps

Every writer needs a notebook to keep track of their story ideas and inspiration. While I like a good paper notebook, I love the ability to take notes with my mobile devices and have them available to use without having to type them out. Here are two of my favorites. Google Keep <img alt="" src="https://i1.wp.com/31.media original viagra.tumblr.com/1696413732d4db5d1098142eafeee812/tumblr_inline_mz47saLJnl1qbws8e.png?w=800&ssl=1″ /> This app is great because it is light and very quick and easy to use. If you … Continue reading

Check out my first ebook

I would like to annouce my first ebook. It is the first in a series of stories that follow a private eye named Benny Cahill. Right now it is only available on Smashwords, but It will soon be available through Apple, Sony, Kobo, Barnes and Noble and other ebook retailers. I will post a link to those stores when the book becomes available there. For now, please take a look at the sample on Smashwords … Continue reading

How to Ruin the Ebook Industry

Recently, I was doing some research on ebook publishing when I came across an article by a man who obviously specializes in get-rich-quick schemes. The article was entitled Make Money Selling Ebooks: How to Create Your Own Ebook Publishing Empire By Writing Just One Ebook Per Month. In this article, the writer says the following: What if I told you that you could write a dozen ebooks, and turn them into 30 to 50 e-products, … Continue reading