Announcing: Behind the Door

Hey friends. I know I haven’t been on here in awhile, and I do have another story for here soon, but I’d like to announce a new horror anthology; Behind the Door.

behindthedoor

This terrifying anthology contains stories from this very site, polished until they glistened. It also contains new stories, like Room 142, which I am very proud of and I think it’ll make you not want to be alone for awhile.

You’ll be able to get it via Kindle and Kindle Unlimited by April 5th. Unfortunately, I can’t do pre-orders, but I will make an announcement, here and on my other social media pages when it’s available.

Thank you, now back to your regularly scheduled day.

Advertisements

Introducing!

Forgive me, this one’s a bit late, but welcome everybody to NaNoWriMo! If you’re doing it, how’s it going? Are you ahead? Behind? Exactly where you need to be? Well, I seem to be doing pretty well, but I haven’t done one of the things that makes it feel real to me yet, so, I’d like to introduce my project for this year’s NaNoWriMo: ASH

ASH-2.png

It’s actually a rework of a previous NaNo project that has been sitting ever since. This year, I’ve decided to use NaNoWriMo as a sort-of revision pass for this book, since there are enough problems in the first draft to necessitate a full rewrite anyway. I think I’ll use this as a Road to Self Publishing post after NaNo is done, provided that this turns out to be a success.

But, while we’re here, does anyone want to share their NaNo project? Or maybe just add me as a buddy? You can find me here or drop something in the comments.

Welcome Elihowlett

You heard it right everybody. We’re finally putting the Authors in Modern Authors and getting a second author here. I’ll probably still be the main one here, but it’ll be nice to have a fresh voice, don’t you think? Anyway, Elihowlett’s first post should be arriving before too long, so give it a read, yeah?

We’ve Moved!

Modern Authors has finally been moved to a real domain! Welcome to modernauthors.org. Same great taste, new place. Honestly, this is something I should have done awhile ago, i just never got around to it. But we’re here now, and here’s where we’ll stay! The modernauthors.wordpress.com address will still work, so if that’s the main way you get here, there should be no issues. That is all. Carry on.

The Road to Self Publishing

roadbase

Welcome to The Road to Self Publishing! This isn’t really the first official post for it, that should come in a week or two. This is more of a meta-post to, sort of, explain what The Road to Self Publishing is and isn’t.

The main thing this series is going to be covering is my experience (good or bad) with attempting to self-publish my NaNoWriMo novel The Forgotten. These will be posted more-or-less alongside my actual experiences. This means it will not only be a very long series, but it will be inconsistent as well. There may be multiple posts very close to each other one month and then multiple months without a post as I go through the process. There will, of course be other posts interspersed with The Road to Self Publishing posts, the blog won’t become all about them.

The second thing it will be about is comparing options available to writers looking to self-publish. There are so many ways to do things at pretty much every step of the process, figuring out what options work best for you can be overwhelming. Hopefully, this series can help tame that by giving an in-depth comparison of the many options I find during my experience and research.

The combination of these two things means posts in this series will probably be a little longer than you might be used to from me. I personally think this is a good thing as I will endeavor to give you as much about my experience and the choices someone might face when self-publishing as possible.

Every post in this series will be tagged with The Road to Self Publishing and titled with it as well. In addition, this post will be continually updated with each post added to the list below. This post will serve as a permanent explanation of the series as well as a convenient way to access any single post in order. I’ll link to this post at the end of each new post. I will add posts below as I begin working on them, and links will be added once they’re posted.

The Road to Self Publishing

First Draft Done, Now What?– Explains techniques for going from first draft to second draft. Gives the basics for creating readable ebooks and PDFs for revision.

What’s a Revision Anyway?– Talks about the process of revisions from prep to the actual writing.

The Afterdraft– Talks about what needs to be done after you’ve hit your “final” draft and can’t make it any better on your own. Mostly about beta-reading.

The Hardest Writing– Discusses one of the hardest bits of writing for most authors; the back of the book blurb. Not too many tips/tricks, mostly discussion. Feel free to post in the comments even if it’s been awhile since it was published.

“Modern” Authors

So, I’ve been thinking. Besides some news updates, this place has been exclusively stories. That’s not necessarily a bad thing. I love writing them, and I hope you guys love reading them. The thing is, I kind of want to do something… More. Maybe try to put the “modern” in Modern Authors.
So, with that in mind, sometime this month, I’ll be introducing a series to this blog called The Road to Self-Publishing. What’s more modern for an author than self publishing?
As I’ve said here before, my project for NaNoWriMo was The Forgotten. I’m currently working on self publishing it. This series will take us from first draft to published and (hopefully) selling. The first post will concentrate on organization for editing and software choices.
So, tell me. What does everyone think about this? Is this something you’re interested in me talking about? Is there something else you’d like to see? Or are you only here for the stories? Let me know.