Let's begin by murdering the elephant in the room with a buckshot, skinning her with a rusty knife, and harvesting her ivory for pristine piano keys--I'm against it. Review trading is a blatant hush-hush among indie writers that some participate without much thought, some with the belief that it's just part of the game, and some with guilt that'd make … Continue reading Walking the Fine Line: Review Trading
7 Things I’ve Learned About Writing While Writing My First Novel
These are the 7 things I've learned about writing ever since I decided to pursue a writing career with my first novel! Bet you already knew that because you read the title. 1. Less is Almost Always More Be the guide to your audience's imagination and not the commandant. This is the shortest one of the … Continue reading 7 Things I’ve Learned About Writing While Writing My First Novel
My Top 5 Fails as a First Time Self-Publisher
This was a post I made on Reddit a couple of weeks ago. It had a positive response so I thought I'd share it with everyone here as well. I'll be doing a follow up post titled: My Top 5 Successes as a First Time Self-Publisher and perhaps another follow up titled: Breaking Down the Budget: … Continue reading My Top 5 Fails as a First Time Self-Publisher
Holding My Book in My Hands // Thank You Readers.
It was honestly a bit bittersweet. This is breaking the whole "Entries are about the stuff that happened while writing the book," but I thought it was significant enough for the blog and myself to discuss this now. My ebook was released on the November 21st. I actually received the proof copy of the novel on … Continue reading Holding My Book in My Hands // Thank You Readers.
Finding Motivations from Nothing
Alright, this post is going to be unedited so it'll be rough and ugly. "Finding Motivations from Nothing." Phew, it took a long time for me to actually publish this blog entry. Too long. When I started this blog I made it pretty clear that I wasn't really out to teach anyone. I wanted … Continue reading Finding Motivations from Nothing
Update: I Promise I’m Alive!
The blog at least deserves some sort of an explanation of what I've been up to so here it is: ~LIFE AFTER A SUCCESSFUL KICKSTARTER~ Much like everything else with this project, the events after the KickStarter were anything but smooth. Aside from life complicating, there were some problems receiving funds from a … Continue reading Update: I Promise I’m Alive!
Thank you everyone! The KickStarter was a success! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1280815521/black-halo-the-witch-and-the-guardian Keep Up With the Updates! Twitter: @ASAramiru
KickStarter is Live!
Wish me luck! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1280815521/black-halo-the-witch-and-the-guardian! Keep Up With the Updates! Twitter: @ASAramiru
When I Grow Up, I Want To Be…
Growing up, it always bothered me when adults asked, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” They usually asked out of playful curiosity (though I'd later find out that sometimes they'd ask in order to judge a kid's character, by which they could judge his or her parents'). It's an almost recklessly … Continue reading When I Grow Up, I Want To Be…