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Rambling about No More Lies, characterization, and mostly illustrating why I shouldn’t have caffeine in the evening

Posted by Shannon Haddock on September 5, 2015 in No More Lies, Uncategorized, Writing process |

“The key with characters is to be honest.  If a character’s actions are believable, then that character will work.”  — Russell T. Davies A couple of days ago, I was rereading the bit of No More Lies I’d revised that day and suddenly recalled some writing advice from somewhere — one of those bits that just seeps in when […]

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Progress Report

Posted by Shannon Haddock on March 29, 2015 in Writing process |

Instead of listing all my works-in-progress and getting depressed by how many I haven’t worked on in ages, this year I am instead updating how far I’ve come on the to do list I posted at the beginning of the year . . . with new items being added because I’m great at making plans, but […]

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Cover and blurb opinions sought

Posted by Shannon Haddock on March 24, 2015 in No More Lies |

Opinions on which of these covers is best?  Please no comments on how un-sci-fi it is.  I’ve tried making it more so and it just ended up screaming “I was made by an amateur!”  Besides, as far as I can tell the important thing for a sf romance cover to have is a male with nice […]

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Why I failed Nanowrimo, and how I’ll be doing things going forward

Posted by Shannon Haddock on November 30, 2014 in Jake's Last Mission, NaNoWriMo, Writing process |

I failed at Nanowrimo this year, but I’m okay with this. There are reasons I could have failed that I wouldn’t be okay with, things that would boil down to just laziness, but that wasn’t the case this time.  True, there may have been a day or two in there where I played around on […]

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Thoughts on reviews and reviewing

Posted by Shannon Haddock on July 26, 2014 in Rants, Reviewing |

For reasons that are complicated to explain without getting into oddities of book promotion that I’m pretty sure most indie authors already know and no one else cares about, I’ve been reading lots of things to review them lately.   I’ve also just recently gotten in the habit, probably because of this (and possibly because […]

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Some stories coming soon

Posted by J. M. Brink on April 20, 2013 in Uncategorized |

Because it would seem that Shanny doesn’t think this is important to know, I’m taking the opportunity to inform of a pair of new Universal Nexus stories coming very soon (like around June). It’s a duology (or possibly longer) of short novels — each approximately the same length as Stolen Time. It tells of the epic […]

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