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  • Alvin Atwater
    Alvin Atwater In coming realization then rant. It's not in an angry tone, but a discussion voice. Join in. Make me laugh too:


    As I realize how much passionately love reading Epic fantasy (especially coming of the age types where the hero must develop), I decided to...  more
    • September 1, 2018
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    • Alvin Atwater
      Thomas Weaver I clicked "like" partially just because Yay! someone else posting here again. :-) Good that you've decided to write the kind of story you truly love. (Is there more to your post after "nothing less of a..."? It cuts off there, or at least I can't see the...  more
    • Alvin Atwater
      Alvin Atwater I hate that it cuts off like that, it feels a bit odd for a message board. I'm going to copy and paste it over to a forum. That aside, world-building means a lot to me as well as characters. I enjoyed UF until I noticed the same reoccurring...  more
    • Alvin Atwater
      Alvin Atwater well, I was going to copy it over to the forums but there doesn't appear to be anywhere I can post. That's sort of unheard of for a forum. I better let the owner know
      • September 1, 2018
    • Alvin Atwater
      Lucinda Moebius Post the rant/discussion topic on the blog page. The forum is more for members to talk about the site and what we need to work on here.
      I want the blog to be more of a discussion board instead of a blog.
      I'm trying to work on the description to reflect...  more
      • September 2, 2018
  • Alvin Atwater
    Alvin Atwater So I decided to dual write novels. I couldn't put on hold this epic fantasy idea I have; and there's no telling when I'll finish my current series. Who's working on more than 1 project? (While it's sort of the norm, I strayed away from that some...  more
    • July 18, 2018
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    • Alvin Atwater
      Thomas Weaver We're ALWAYS working on more than one project. We have to, because all of our stories... interlace. (*narrowly avoids making pun with own middle name*)
    • Alvin Atwater
      Judith Rook I'm working on a novel which will be the first in a series, and I'll start on the second book as soon as this one is finished. However, I have another incomplete series which my thoughts keep coming back to. I'm not in the mood to work on the...  more
    • Alvin Atwater
      Timothy Bateson Hmm, let me see what I have in the pile.. 1 novel being re-structured, 1 short story being re-written for publication next month, 1 short story out for a beta read with a military veteran (I need perspective on it), 2 short stories that need final edits,...  more
    • Alvin Atwater
      Danielle Ross Considering I have at least 50 started stories, and around 10 abbreviated ideas written up, I've got about 60 story projects going on right now. I consider them all active projects until I finish the story, no matter how much time goes by from the last...  more
    • Alvin Atwater
      Justin Edison I'm working on 2 novels right now, plus an ongoing fantasy series (released via blog). My brain can become like a traffic jam, and I'm honestly not focused enough to pour everything into 1 work at a time. Fortunately, the kids are always around to help distract me!
  • Alvin Atwater
    Alvin Atwater Thought I'd share a book trailer. Only because I worked hard on it LOL. I do them for fun with every major book release.
    Back to writing. I do plan to leave Urban fantasy for a while to dive DEEP into epic fantasy. It may be a while before I come up...  more
    • July 11, 2018
  • Alvin Atwater
    Alvin Atwater is now friends with Justin Edison.
    • June 27, 2018
  • Alvin Atwater
    Alvin Atwater is now friends with Stephen Trolly.
    • May 22, 2018
  • Alvin Atwater
    Alvin Atwater 1000 words a day keeps the regrets away. Having a minimum of just 1k a day, every single day (and going way way over in the case of you really needing to miss a day due to circumstances) is making it possible for me to hit 85k by July possible. Still,...  more
    • May 22, 2018
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    • Alvin Atwater
      Thomas Weaver My clone-sibling once wrote a bit more than 13K in a single day, and 5K is not unheard-of. On the other hand, I suspect that anyone claiming to write 10K words EVERY day is 1) being dishonest about their word count, 2) just putting words on the page with...  more
    • Alvin Atwater
      Alvin Atwater I agree with you. Some people claim they can work miracles. If one had the ability to maintain quality while writing like The Flash, then good of them haha.
      • May 23, 2018
  • Alvin Atwater
    Alvin Atwater Who's able to break the top 1000 via Amazon Kindle's store monthly, on a consistent basis? I've been "newest best seller" with Fragment once, back in 2016 for about 3-4 weeks, before the ranking plummeted faster than I could say, "catch...  more
    • April 21, 2018
  • Alvin Atwater
    Alvin Atwater is now friends with Eric Martell.
    • April 19, 2018
  • Alvin Atwater
    Alvin Atwater is now friends with Amy Lehman.
    • April 19, 2018
  • Alvin Atwater
    Alvin Atwater has added a new cover photo.
    • April 19, 2018
  • Alvin Atwater
    Alvin Atwater I'm abysmally terrible at marketing, so I spent half the morning watching videos like, "How to Become a #1 Bestselling Author on Amazon Kindle" or Derek Murphy's "$34,775 in six months with Kindle books and guerrilla marketing strategies" Some say...  more
    • April 18, 2018
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    • Alvin Atwater
      Eric Martell I work as a real estate investor and sales. Finding time to write is sometimes difficult. I've got 10 books out and am in 5 anthologies and still get far too few reads. 'Zon is not our friend. They just use Indies to bulk up their catalog. Marketing can...  more
    • Alvin Atwater
      Alvin Atwater I recently started a 3 month schedule 1,000 minimum per day. 30k a month. Goal is 85k.
    • Alvin Atwater
      Thomas Weaver If it helps at all, I recently saw something (with numbers to back it up, IIRC) stating that marketing doesn't actually have significant effect on book sales. The things that do seem to have an effect are 1) a well-written, well-EDITED story, and 2) a...  more
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