I just can’t thank the hard working people at BigWorldNetwork enough, they’ve been EXTREMELY supportive and willing to bend over backwards in order to help in anyway they can. Also, I found her! You can see the narrator, Eliza Enea’s, own work, Small Steps, that is on the site as well!
And I thought I’d toss in my book trailer, just because.
Tell me what you think! And remember, if you’d like to be featured in any of our segments, please, let me know at RileyAmosReviews(at)gmail(.)com!
…for Everyone Dies At The End. Anyone know where I can get some free creepy background music, so it’s not all silent?
The more I listen to the audio, and read the editing changes Amanda and the other editors have me making, the more in love I’m falling with this story. I mean, I thought it was good before, but now it’s starting to sound professional. As a man who’s always been a labor kind of guy, that’s awesome.
I love watching my words go from the rough shape they’re in to being able to send chills up people’s spines. (That was Sara’s first reaction the first time she heard the audio.) I just can’t thank the people at BigWorldNetwork enough of a shout out. (You guys should really check out some of the other series here. One, Lineage, received a 5 star review from our very own Alysia, and I’m looking forward to getting to it on the pile. They even cover younger audiences, offering everything from superheroes to magic/comedy. The audio versions rule by the way, it will make it easier to get through some of them when I finally whittle my pile down some more x D) They’ve been awesome.
Also, the #SupportIndieAuthors (One of these days, I need to do a post about the definition of an indie author. My own interpretation of it is changing as time goes on, and I learn more about how publishing works now a days.) board on Goodreads is nearing 1,000 members, and we were trying to think of ideas to celebrate when we do. I said a pizza party, but Ann pointed out that would be a whole lot of pies. Still, I’m sure we’ll figure something out. Maybe they’ll have a chance to win a feature on either hers or my blog. Just a thought.
And today is the first day I woke up without reviews from Alysia. Either she’s getting slammed at work, or even her brain can only hold so much information before it needs a minute to reset. Either way, we hope she’s doing alright.
So that’s it for today, a nice, lazy, chill ax day, and I needed one. Hope you all have a wonderful night!
Oh, I lied. I decided to share a nice recipe with you guys. Good healthy dinner for you to enjoy.
2 chicken breasts, browned
1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
6 cups mixed beans (My mix varies depending on the day.)
1/4 cup Dark Brown sugar (I know, sugar is the enemy, but moderation is the key!)
1/2 tsp crushed red peppers, cayenne peppers, black pepper, turmeric, parsley, and paprika
Last, one serving of chicken boullion
Place everything in a crockpot, cover with enough water to just cover all of it, and set it to low for a few hours.(Shorter time if you soak the beans overnight.)
It’s slightly salty, slightly sweet, and full of fiber and protein. Very low fat. Put it on some brown rice, sprinkle on a touch of cheese, and you have yourself a healthy meal.
WOOT! Release day for the first chapter! Looking forward to seeing people’s responses to it. So, if you’re interested, take the time to pop on over to BigWorldNetwork, and feel free to drop me a line about it. I have yet to meet an author who doesn’t LOVE to talk about their books!
So I’ve been doing a lot of reading on other sites over the past few months, trying to learn from other people’s mistakes, and from what I’ve seen I have a completely different writing style than anyone I know. I find it kind of heartening, as I’ve heard a thousand different methods for how people churn out books.
One method I’ve heard touted everywhere is “The Snowflake” method of writing. And I know for some people this just works best for them, but I tried hammering out a book the way they describe, by taking so much time between points of actually writing it, and I found I struggled.
I do best with my own method. I sit down, decide the story I want to tell, and I tell it. I think of characters and descriptions, I think of their voices, I do all the things he describes in the informal phase, and then I just start to write.
Truth to tell, I find it much more exciting writing this way. I never know what’s going to happen in the next scene, and watching it unfold just to write it is easy. I used to approach being a Games Operational Developer (G.O.D from here on out) while playing D&D the same way.
But there was one paragraph that really stuck out to me on the site, one that I feel EVERY aspiring author should take to heart.
This was the most important bit of information I found on the site, and to me it’s the most important lesson every author should learn. There isn’t a “Formula” to writing books. There’s no way to guarantee your book will be an ultra best seller other than by putting good content into it.
Then there’s what Christina Dodd (And I can say in all honesty, I would probably never read one of her books. I’m not a romance guy, so I really just like the advice) said:
“Had another, less experienced author tell me he was writing crap. I told him, “So write crap!” You can always fix crap. You can’t fix a blank page. Guess what? He published the book. So…hey you! Yes, you! Write crap! #writingtip #christinadodd”
I’m not a romance guy, but I am a guy that loves advice, and that there is golden people. Put it together with the first paragraph, and you’re on your way to writing your best seller. It does take a lot of work, and if you get published, you’ll see it really does take more than one person to write a book.
Don’t forget to get your T-shirt if you’re an Indie Author, proceeds are going to setting up a #SupportIndieAuthors website and domain.
Last but not least, I want to give a shout out to the people who have helped me on this book.
Thank you, Mario Hernandez (I asked for a link to a portfolio and was told the BWN website x D) for the awesome cover he did for the book. And thank you to Amanda Meuwissin (Tell me if I spelled that wrong) and her associate editor for being an immense help in finishing Sara’s translation from Rileynese to English. And I can’t say enough about Eliza Enea’s voice, you guys really should go listen to her even before my series comes out. Very hypnotic in my humble opinion.
If you’d like to be featured in either the #RileyAmosReviews or the #SupportIndieAuthors series, shoot me an E-mail at RileyAmosReviews(at)Gmail(.)com
And don’t forget to check out #EveryoneDiesAtTheEnd (Crude Language and Drug Use ahead 18+!) on March 16th on BigworldNetwork.com
So the day keeps drawing closer, and I just keep getting antsier and antsier.
That’s okay, I’ll just keep this beautiful image of my wife close to my heart. Every time I look at her, my chest swells with love.
Isn’t she just beautiful? I love my lady to death.
Remember to check out #EveryoneDiesAtTheEnd on Bigworldnetwork on monday, and if you’d like to be featured in the #SupportIndieAuthors or the #RileyAmosReviews series, drop me an e-mail at Rileyamosreviews(at)Gmail(.)com and have a great week!