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  1. Book Launch Coming

    After many delays and false starts, my first novel, Aure, the Topaz, Book 1 in the Aglaril Cycle, will release October 22. You can pre-order a paper copy from Amazon or Barnes & Noble. The e-book version is coming for Kindle and ePub. There's a book trailer on Youtube and, of course, everyone you could possibly want to know about the book is available from my web site, feitelberg.net.

    Since I posted early drafts of several chapters on this site I'm hoping visitors will support ...
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  2. Book Covers

    So I finally got a draft of the book cover for my novel. It was a mountain scene with the river snaking forward. This has nothing to do with my book so I've asking for a new cover citing four examples from the story.

    So here's my question, should the cover image reflect the story in some way or am I smoking dope again?
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  3. Found a Publisher; Built a Website

    Things have been busy here these last few months. The first book of my fantasy series were accepted by a publisher. I am signing the contract in a few weeks. Then they get the manuscript so that can suggest changes.

    Frankly, I don't expect many. The manuscript was extensively edited and revised prior to my submitting it so the best version of the book I ever released.

    In preparation for the book's publication and launch, I finally pulled together my web site. ...
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  4. Attracting an Audience

    I've been thinking how I might attract an audience for my fantasy novels. Conventional wisdom says blog. And build a website. And tweet. And post on forums. And and and...

    Who has the time for all this? I have a 40-hour a week job. So my spare time should spent writing.

    Besides will a web site really attract readers? Will tweeting?

    I can see blog might help and might posting in forums but the latter activity is a major time sink and the former ...

    Updated March 28th, 2012 at 05:04 PM by feitelberg

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  5. Some thoughts about genres

    Stories about people doing fantastic things are as old as mankind. Early myths of fantastic deeds come from ancient Egyptian, Babylonians, and Greeks. These stories weren't considered fiction as the time, but from the modern view, it is clear that they were.

    More recently, speculative fiction, or what has come to be called speculative fiction, begins in earnest in the 19th century. Novels by Jules Verne and H.G. Wells are prime examples. In many cases, in order for these stories ...
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  6. Moving on

    Well, I decided to rewrite the beginning of my novel and put it away for now.

    I'm thinking that the second book is much better so if I can sell that one, maybe I'll have a chance to revise the first one.

    We'll see. If not, I chalk it up to experience and move on. The lesson here is don't accept advice from 'experts' until they prove they know what they are talking about.
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  7. Maybe I Goofed

    I recently self-published my first novel. Now that I have some distance with it I begin to see why I may have goofed.

    For one, I start with a struggle between necromancers and Michaeline priests. This apparent has given some the wrong idea about the book.

    I also weave a prophecy into the plot. It is a turn off for some.

    The plot is also a simple one. Characters must protect precious gem. Gem is stolen. Thief gets away. Characters must recovery ...
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  8. There's more where that came from

    Just a quick note for the readers here.

    If you've read the chapters from my novel and want more, you order a copy of it from:

    http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/29970

    Likewise, I move this blog back in May to http://aglaril.blogspot.com. Take a look. Thanks.
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  9. What is it about writing?

    My writing group dissolved after one session of critiques and I'm wondering why?

    Is it they can't take the criticism? They are too busy to focus on their writing? They are looking for another kind of group?

    I don't know but frankly if the answer is yes to any of those questions then they should give up now.

    Still I am disappointed. I need a writing group for feedback and without one, I tend to drift about like flotsam in the ocean.

    And ...

    Updated January 26th, 2010 at 01:18 PM by feitelberg

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