Category Archives: Writing Process

After 10+ revisions, what can there still be left to fix?!?!

After 10+ revisions, what can there still be left to fix?!?!  That’s easily the count of the number of times I or someone else has been over some of these books, but as I’m in “Project Paperback,” I’m still finding … Continue reading

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The Legacy of Aris cover preview!

The Legacy of Aris cover preview!  I had to share this one sooner rather than later because I’m so happy with how it came out!  Again using the amazing character art of Kat Miller and a book cover design by ebook launch.com, there … Continue reading

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Progress Report – The Legacy of Aris

Progress Report – The Legacy of Aris (and other projects).  What exactly is happening right now in the wonderful world of writing? 😉 The completed manuscript is now in its fourth internal (my own) review.  As a reminder, here they … Continue reading

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Incarnation Updated and Ascension loses 20,000 words!

Incarnation Updated and Ascension loses 20,000 words!  Oh, it’s all good!  Thus far, my editors haven’t come back with suggestions to lower the page count and tighten things up, but this time, for Ascension, they did. So, I have been going through that story, … Continue reading

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The magic of writing, and why I keep coming back to it.

The magic of writing, and why I keep coming back to it.  If you think writing is all I do or enjoy, not so.  I enjoy different things – live instrumental concerts, history, video games (especially of the survival or … Continue reading

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A Season of Inspiration (Part 2)

A season of inspiration (Part 2):  Normally, I’m not much a beach person when it comes to just “hanging out” or “getting a tan” and so forth.  There is one respect, however, of a visit to the shore that I … Continue reading

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A Season of Inspiration (Part 1)

A Season of Inspiration (Part 1):  Growing up, the last gasp of a dying summer happened when I returned to school and was asked to describe “what you did over the break.”  As an adult, I still find myself doing … Continue reading

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PUBLISHING DIARY: NEW BOOK RELEASE DATE IS HERE!!!

PUBLISHING DIARY: NEW BOOK RELEASE DATE IS HERE!!!  Resurrection: The Beyond Thuria Trilogy Book Two is now available!  The journey that started December 20th, 2016 has finally finished, and the next chapter of this now nine-book series is now available on … Continue reading

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PUBLISHING DIARY: An end, a middle, and a beginning!

PUBLISHING DIARY: An end, a middle, and a beginning!  The surprising non-linear way of writing a linear story can be a bit surprising.  For example, take this weekend.  Last week, the editors finished their work on Beyond: Conversion, and I made … Continue reading

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PUBLISHING DIARY: What to do when you are waiting? WRITE!

PUBLISHING DIARY: What to do when you are waiting?  WRITE!  Yes!  New stories!  Actually one short story already posted to www.jamestoddlewis.com, updates to another, and yet another story on the way! Okay, so before I get to other details, let … Continue reading

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