Anatomy of a Synopsis

Lately, it seems like I’m being bombarded by authors and writer friends who want feedback on their synopses. Is there something going on that I’m not aware of? Have the Gods of publishing and agenting flung open the gates to our paradise and are actually committing to read our queries and synopses in search of that new voice, that next bestseller? If it’s true, then I’m screwed because I didn’t get that memo! I also haven’t written the synopsis for my latest manuscript because I hate writing synopses! That’s why I suggest writing the synopsis of your book when you finish the outline and before writing the book. Then, when you finish your manuscript, all you have to do is edit any major plot changes in your synopsis and you’re done. By the way, I made up the word agenting because it just sounds cool, unlike conversating.

Okay, so what is a synopsis? Or better yet, what isn’t a synopsis? As we know all too well, it’s always much easier to point out what something isn’t rather Continue reading “Anatomy of a Synopsis”

I’m so desperate I’ll spam the crap out of everybody!

Does that title ring a bell?

Have you received unsolicited e-mails from authors asking you to review or buy their books?

Have you as an author had the urge to succumb to your feelings of desperation and contract one of the many e-mail marketing companies (which spam us regularly) promising to send out a billion e-mails and get your book on the bestseller list?

Well, don’t! Why? Because it just annoys the crap out of people and places you on blacklists. Do the legwork and create your own opt-in list and following. Is it hard? Yes. Will it take time? Definitely. Continue reading “I’m so desperate I’ll spam the crap out of everybody!”

Soultaker – a series based on the novel Az – Revenge of an Archangel

“I was there… I know exactly what happened, how they died.” 
I’m Azrail, the Angel of Death, and I’ve seen it all. How did Adolf Hitler, Marilyn Monroe, Bruce Lee, the Prince of Persia, Attila the Hun, Amadeus Mozart, Amelia Earhart, and so many others really die? Are you curious? Well, now is your chance to find out, because beginning in November, on the last day of each month, I will tell a tale, and I will start with Adolf Hitler.

Was he brave or just another coward? Find out for yourself on November 30th.