Notes & To-do’s


The Advanced Fiction Writing E-zine Publisher: Randy Ingermanson (“the Snowflake guy”) Motto: “A Vision for Excellence” Date: May 9, 2016 Issue: Volume 12, Number 5 Web Site: www.AdvancedFictionWriting.com Personal Site: www.Ingermanson.com Circulation: 14,900 writers, each of them creating a Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius. “Fiction Writing = Organization + Craft + Marketing” What’s in This Issue 1) Welcome to the Advanced Fiction Writing E-zine! 2) Organization: Ridiculously Easy 3) Craft: How to Create a Character, Part 1 4) Marketing: Does Permafree Still […]

The Advanced Fiction Writing E-zine – May 2016


The Advanced Fiction Writing E-zine Publisher: Randy Ingermanson (“the Snowflake guy”) Motto: “A Vision for Excellence” Date: February 17, 2016 Issue: Volume 12, Number 2 Web Site: www.AdvancedFictionWriting.com Personal Site: www.Ingermanson.com Circulation: 14,436 writers, each of them creating a Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius. “Fiction Writing = Organization + Craft + Marketing” What’s in This Issue 1) Welcome to the Advanced Fiction Writing E-zine! 2) Organization: My Secret Organizing Weapon 3) Craft: The First Layer of Plot 4) Marketing: Doubling Your Odds […]

The Advanced Fiction Writing E-zine – February 2016


The novel “Jabberwocky” — written by Daniel Coleman — is based on the epic poem by Lewis Carroll. The story is based around a young man, Tjaden, who desires most of all to be a soldier who protects his kingdom from dangerous enemies and ferocious monsters. He develops strong feelings for Elora, a pretty young maiden from his village whose own feelings for him are just as strong. An heroic confrontation between them and a bandersnatch leaves an […]

Jabberwocky review



SBWire Stone Patrick Releases New Thriller – the Fallen Body (via SBWire) Roanoke, TX — (SBWIRE) — 03/31/2014 — Suspense/thrillers don’t get much better than this. Wait for the weekend, grab your cozy chair and get ready to read. This book is about a modern day small-town lawyer, Taylour Dixxon, who is obliged to defend… (1833)

Press Release on SBWire



I am a big fan of Smashwords.com so when I came across this blog post, I had to share it. The article is titled, “Can Ebook Data Reveal New Viral Catalysts to Spur Reader Word-of-Mouth?” and gives all indie publishers — and indie authors — some points to ponder. I have included the presentation below:   How Data-Driven Decisions *Might* Help Indie Ebook Authors Reach More Readers from Smashwords, Inc.   Please take a moment to […]

Some stats on eBooks and how they are priced



The young woman stumbled in her black stilettos as she walked towards the bridge, the road pock marked and scraped from erosion. She cursed her luck and wondered where she was exactly. Her wet blonde hair fell limply around her cream cashmere sweater. Just then, a delivery truck passed by and drenched the poor pedestrian, splashing grime, mud, and oil. She yelled and shook her fist at the sky. It responded by piercing the air […]

The Broken Stiletto – Chapter 1