Writing Log: Feb. 27th

Writing Log: Feb. 27th

I refuse to allow my fear of failure to hold me back from what I’m meant to do—write fucking books! Now that’s not to say I don’t experience fear & anxiety. In fact, anyone who doesn’t feel fear is someone to avoid. To lean into these clichés, “It’s only when we’re afraid that we can be brave.”

Self-pep out of the way. It’s time for the real business at hand. I need the fear of public shame to motivate myself to perceiver. Meaning: I’ll set my daily goals here, for all the world to see, and also report on them.

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Orphan’s Price is Live on Amazon

Orphan's Price Launch Day

Orphan’s Price is available on Amazon for you to read and enjoy.This book represents hundreds of hours of work. Not just on my part, but my wonderful support team too, who help ensures the book is the best quality it could be. I’m eternally grateful to them, and to you my readers. Especially those of you have left a review. It means the world to me.

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Excerpt From Orphan’s Price

Excerpt: Orphan's Price

An orphaned boy, uncontrollable magic, and a destiny to recover a nation’s honor.
For sixteen-year-old Ren, life was a brutal slog in the orphanage. His only aspiration was to become a sorcerer.
But with no family connections, he had no chance…
Until, a freak magical accident drew the attention of international authorities.
Will Ren evade the authorities, and take his one chance to pass the ritual required to join the Amethyst sorcerers?
Or will his low birth doom him and the world?
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Orphan’s Price is the first book in the Chronicles of the Seventh Realm, an epic fantasy series comprised of episodic short reads. Ren may be the “chosen one”, but Chronicles of the Seventh Realm is a sprawling series of characters with many tales to explore. This is the first book of Ren’s Tale.

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Author Sick Days

Author Sick Days

Fun fact about being an author, or self employed in general, there are no paid sick days.

As I’m sure many of you are dealing with, February is a month of illness. Perhaps it’s just where I live, but I feel this flu season has been especially severe, with many in our community suffering from one sickness or another. While I’ve personally done an excellent job fighting off illness—keeping my immune system strong by taking extra vitamin C, drinking nearly a gallon of water per day, and sleeping at least 9 hours per night—my girlfriend and daughter have not been as lucky.

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Prefixes and Suffixes and their Meanings

Prefixes and Suffixes and their Meanings

Originally Compiled These lists were originally compiled on Daily Writing Tips “List of Prefixes and Suffixes and their Meanings” List of Prefixes a- or an-: at, in or in the process of, on; not, without acro- or acr-: beginning, end, height, peak, summit, tip, top ad- or (first sense only) ac-, af-, ag-, al-, ap-, as-, or at-: to, toward; adjacent to, near aero-: air, atmosphere, aviation, gas after-: following, lower, rear, resulting ambi-: both ante-: before, forward, prior or prior to anti- or ant- or anth-: against, alleviating, curing, opposed, opposite, preventing arch- or (second sense only) arche- or archi-: chief, extreme, principal; original, primary, primitive auto- or aut-: automatic, same one, self or self-acting bi- or (second sense only) bio-: between, double, two, twice; biographical, life chrono- or chron-: time circum-: about, around co-: alternate, deputy, fellow, in or to the same degree, joint, partner, together, with com-, col-, or con-: jointly, together, with contra-: against, contrary, contrasting counter-: against, complementary, contrary, corresponding, duplicate, opposing, retaliatory, substitute crypto- or crypt-: coded, covered, hidden cyber-: pertaining to computers or computer networks de-: derived from something, do the opposite, get off of, reduce, remove from, reverse of, something derived […]

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