Here’s where we are on my Civil War novel. I just finished Chapter 7 of a planned 15. Chapters are averaging somewhere between 4,000-5,000 words (rough estimate). This will put me at about 70,000 words, reasonable size for a novel. If I finish in the next six weeks or so, I can let it lie … More The Sword Update
Good post at The Green Study: My writing tip #234: Don’t read books on writing while trying to write a novel. First of all, it usually sheds bad light on whatever you are writing and secondly, it can make you overly ambitious. I agree. What you need when you’re working on something is Inspiration. It … More If You Want to Write a Story, Write a Story…
Good Post at madgeniusclub about making sure your readers are getting the cues you’re giving them, and more importantly, not reading cues that you don’t intend to be there: You need to be aware that if you’ve got a strong mystery plot, you should be putting in the cues for the red herrings and the … More Vlad the Impaler and Cue-ing Your Readers
New books are live. More books are coming. The Devil Left Him is up on sale on Amazon. I just did the official announcement on Periscope. The Devil Left Him: Official Anouncement! https://t.co/1QM8l1tPx6 — Andrew J. Patrick (@ajpwriter) July 25, 2017 That should have showed up on Facebook as well. I explain that the book … More Everything is Back on Track!
I fully enjoy the irony of that title. I did it on purpose. Anyway, here’s the second chapter. Actual temptation occurs, and Yeshua contemplates a world made of bread.
A bit ago, I happened to rent Last Days in the Desert, an indie film with Ewan McGregor portraying both Jesus and Satan during Jesus’ forty days in the desert (Matthew 4). It was an interesting take on the idea, but the script wasn’t quite up to snuff, being primarily concerned with a family Jesus encounters … More New Fiction – The Devil Left Him: A Retelling of the Temptation of Christ
Why not both? A discussion of the Great Unsurprise of the New Year – the unfinishing of The Winds of Winter – has prompted Joe Vasicek to point out that for indie authors, it may be more the latter: In the traditional system, writers were paid an advance on royalties by their publishers. The contract also … More Is Writing Art, or Commerce?