Stagnant Villians

I've been reading David Farland's, Million Dollar Outlines and I must tell you that so far it's a close second to Orson Scott Card's Characters and Viewpoint in terms of usefulness. One of the big...

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Monthly Archives: January 2011

Sins of the Wolf out to first readers

I have sent out Sins of the Wolf to a select few friends as first readers to get some feedback. It weighs in currently at about 67K words, just shy of my initial target of 70K words. I’m hoping that …

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I have recently started a timeline for my second book and I would like to recommend some software that I found for this. Aeon Timeline It seems pretty good so far. I used it towards the end of my first …

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My short BIO for Tales of Blood and Roses

Francis Bruno is currently developing a YA Paranormal adventure set on the high seas from his land-locked home in Southern New Hampshire. He has a list of ideas he will put to pen from horror to action to fantasy and …

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My first short story I have written is now set to be published in the premiere issue of Tales of Blood and Roses. It’s a short story of love and loss written with a Lovecraftian Theme, something I have always …

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First draft complete

Today I finished my first draft of my novel. It is three days later than I wanted and it has a lot of plot holes and inconsistencies and needs some rewriting badly. There are no good writers, only good re-writers …

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Happy New Year!

It’s hard to believe that 2010 is gone and 2011 is here. I began writing a mere six months ago. This is something I never thought I would do, being an engineer throughout my education, scoffing at english or creative …

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  • Graphic Novel Script

    Last Soldier

    First Draft

    24 of 24 pages (100%) complete

  • Novel Aging

    The Sins of the Wolf


    67390 of 70000 words (96%) complete

  • Novel Writing


    First Draft

    1500 of 70000 Words (2%) complete

  • Novel Writing


    First Draft

    1000 of 70000 Words (1%) complete

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