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Any Takers? Need assistance on my Upcoming Collection of Stories


 

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I plan on Self-Publishing 10 to 13 stories in a Collection in Electronic Format such as on the Kindle and other forms of electronic media and also produce a limited number of my book in Paperback form with real paper and everything …¬† ūüôā

That’s where some of you may come in.¬† I am¬†NEED of one of ¬†two things from some of you talented people out there in the world.

Editing

First thing I am need of, are proofreaders and/or  readers/reviewers  of my stories to tighten up my grammar and my typos, and to possibly catch any blatant writing pitfalls I might fall into from time to time, and to tell give me real feedback on each story in regards to critiquing them constructively. I  will need a few people to help in this  to expedite the process so I can get my collection ready for publication in regards to good story content by mid year which is fast approaching.

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Second thing I am need of, are artists to provide me with small¬†black and white sketches pertaining to each and every story. ¬†I will then sprinkle those pieces of art¬†throughout the pages of the book to¬† visually capture and entrance the eye and add a little bit of spice to the book ūüôā

 

For both requests at needing your help,  I am sorry to say I cannot compensate any who might help me in my endeavor. I will most assuredly will give credit where credit is due with each picture used in the book. I will also as part of the forward cite all the help I have received on the stories in regards to the editorial process put forth by anyone who has helped guide me to get this book out to try and making it the best it can be.

So please feel to contact me directly at my¬† email address at¬† philipwardlow@gmail.com if you wish to help me with this endeavor and I would be forever in your debt…:)

I want this Book to be  something I can be proud of from the ground up and with your help I know I can make it happen. I have read many of your guys blogs and know you have much talent.

I am working diligently on finishing up a few of my stories and will be looking for help with the editing and review process as each are finished.

In regards to the Artwork needed, I will be writing a brief synopsis  of each story or a description soon to this blog of what may be actually wanted for an image.  I do want to give the artist free reign  at thinking of something appropriate to capture the eye and also the spirit of the story.  ( if the artist wishes upon request I can send them the entire story to read to really get a feel for what the piece of art might be)

So again, please feel free to contact me at philipwardlow@gmail.com if you are interested in helping me with my writing project… ūüôā

Thanks again!

 

Roadkill – Novella Ebook – 2day FREE Promotion Starts Today Saturday April 5th!!


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ROADKILL Amazon Free Offer 

If you are new to my website you may not have realized that I Epublished a book to Amazon that sells for $2.99, ¬†called you guessed it, “Roadkill” , back in late 2012.

If you look to the¬†right¬†of this article,¬† you will see a direct link to that story on Amazon’s website. You can also click here¬†or above.

Starting TODAY on Saturday , April 5th  through Sunday April 6th,  it will be available for FREE for anyone to download for the Kindle. (The time for when it starts may not be Exactly  after Midnight the first day but it will start that day)

You don’t need a Kindle to download¬†it and read it but you will ¬†probably need to download¬†Amazon’s small¬†Kindle app program for viewing on your¬†PC before¬†being able to¬†download and read the story.¬†Other than that it’s a piece¬†of cake.

Please read my little synopsis below or go to Amazon’s website to see what the story is about:

Roadkill Synopsis:

There are things that lurk in our world unseen, dark creatures lost in a time and a world so ancient as to be forgotten by the same humans who made dark dealings with them so very long ago.

Now per happenstance, on a dark shrouded road these worlds will collide briefly again….

What would you do if you hit and killed something on the road in a raging blizzard in the middle of the night and that something you killed had a companion which meant to force you to make amends for your actions?

Adrian is the thirty-something already troubled family man who suddenly finds himself in that world. Adrian soon discovers it doesn’t want him. It wants the thing he holds most dear to his heart. Whom will the thing choose as the price to be paid, Adrian’s lovely wife Elisa, or his young eight year old daughter Sylvia?

Following the ancient laws set forth, a balance must be kept, and Adrian the good family man, must pay the price whether he likes it or not. Will Adrian have it in him to fight to keep his family whole or will he give into his fears and past traumas that have haunted him for years and lose the ones he loves along with perhaps his own life in the process?

Where I stand….Taking stock of where I’m at in my writing for the year so far


As the title of the ¬†blog states, ¬†I am taking stock this month. More of a critique¬†and review of myself and the goals I put forth for¬†myself this year in writing to see if I’m track.

Well I started this Blog back in April of this year 2012…and before that in September 0f 2011 is when I really started getting serious¬†with¬† my¬†writing.

I mainly started this Blog back in April ¬†to¬†appease various¬†publishers who want you to have a web presence for yourself so possible fans¬†can find you and flock to you¬†and worship you over the worldwide web….still waiting for that to happen.

I have never been great at kissing people’s asses in terms of marketing myself….I just wanna write , straight and simple.¬† I am sincere in my writing in my blogpost¬†¬†and of my own opinions¬†of those I follow so I hope that people that came to my blog¬†saw that.

Now I have to stress I don’t consider myself a blogger.¬† I just consider this my personal website and I’m your host who wants you to know more about me and what I’m about as a writer and direct you to where you can find my latest writings whether on here, Scribd, Amazon, Smashwords,¬†or hopefully down the line other places around the web from minor to major publishers who pick up my work.

btw…¬† To ring in Halloween – I will be doing a another FREEBIE promotion near Halloween this month for my Horror/Dark Fantasy Novella “Roadkill” on Amazon…so look for that to happen soon!

Back when I started this website I said I would keep you abreast of my progression of becoming a Fantasy Writer/Author . So here is a run down of what I have accomplished thus far from approximately a year ago  along with my future goals in writing for the coming year 2013.

What  I have written thus far:

Finished Works:

1. Roadkill РHorror/Fantasy Novella 24,000 words   (rejected many times by various Publishers and have went on to E-Publish it on Amazon but I am still submitting it to other publishers in the mean time.)

2. Devil in the Details РUrban Fantasy Р3,500 Words  (Rejected many times by various Publishers, but still submitting, and have sent to Beta-readers for their critique)

3. Bits and Pieces – Urban Fantasy/Scienc Fiction – 8,000 Words , Entered into major contest and awaiting results. If it doesn’t place then I will submit to publishers and show on here as well for your reading pleasure….:)

4.¬†A Fire to Extinguish¬†– Science Fiction – 8,700 Words , Entered into a¬†major contest and awaiting results. If it doesn’t place then I will submit to publishers and show on here as well for your reading pleasure….:)

5. Flight through the Forest РHeroic Flash Fantasy Р2,000 РWords, Rejected by various publishers BUT did get accepted by one non-paying publication entitled Quail-Bell Magazin online-  I am still submitting to publishers aroudn the web.

6. Witch Hunt РHorror/Humor  Р4,000 Words Entering into Halloween Contest at Carnage Conservatory this year.

7.¬† Various Poetry amounting to approx 50-60 poems this year over approx 5,000 words between them all…I have turned some into publishers but as of yet none have been¬†accepted…please check out most of my poetry here on my blog or over at Scribd the self publishing website. You can see most of my Poetry work here.

Current Projects:

1.  The Thing under the BridgeYoung  Adult Fantasy Novel with a goal of 85,000 Words Currently up to 5,000+words. I am finishing up some outlining and research and then will be diving back into to the writing portion to finish hopefully by End of January 2013.

2. The Grate¬† –¬† Dark Urban Fantasy Story¬†– 10,000 to 17,000 Word Goal currently¬† up 2,000 Words. This will be another Contest entry before Dec 31st, 2012,¬†¬† and then later with submissions to various Publishers. (and will show on here as well)

3. From a Dark Place РDark Fantasy Story Р10,000 to 17,000 Word Goal currently up to 4,000 Words. This will be another Contest entry for March 31st, 2013 Deadline, and then later with submissions to various Publishers. (and will show on here as well)

I am always brainstorming and have many small ideas as memos in my notes future story ideas BUT first these above must be finished and fleshed out completely..

I am trying to take the advice of a professional succesful writer who said it’s best to lose count of how many stories you have¬†written ¬†then you know your working at a good pace.¬† I know I am not there yet with that by a long shot but still I definitely want to¬†have quality over quantity any day for my writing.

So I ask you to check out ALL my stuff that has been divulged to you thus far on here¬†and other websites¬†and comment if you feel like commenting on my stuff…it’s always appreciated.. THANKS

…and remember my FREEBIE for “ROADKILL” will be coming out soon on Amazon¬† for the Kindle or for free electronic download on your computer….how’s that for self-marketing…:)

Roadkill – My Novella Published to Amazon as an Ebook


There are things that lurk in our world unseen, dark creatures lost in a time and a world so ancient as to be forgotten by the same humans who made dark dealings with them so very long ago.

Now per happenstance, on a dark shrouded road these worlds will collide briefly again….

What would you do if you hit and killed something on the road in a raging blizzard in the middle of the night and that something you killed had a companion which meant to force you to make amends for your actions?

Adrian is the thirty-something already troubled family man who suddenly finds himself in that world.¬† Adrian soon discovers it doesn’t want him. It wants the thing he holds most dear to his heart. Whom will the thing choose as the price to be paid, Adrian’s lovely wife Elisa, or his young eight year old daughter Sylvia?

Following the ancient laws set forth, a balance must be kept, and Adrian the good family man, must pay the price whether he likes it or not. Will Adrian have it in him to fight to keep his family whole or will he give into his fears and past traumas that have haunted him for years and lose the ones he loves along with perhaps his own life in the process?

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Roadkill Book above now published on Amazon as an Ebook for the Kindle and sells for $2.99…OR if you are an Amazon Prime Member you can borrow the book for free with no due date until you want something new to read by me or anyone else who sells in the Select Collection series which contain literally thousands of titles.

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The KDP Select Program through Amazon I think personally is a great idea…it basically sets up a fund or bank if you will¬†to allow¬†self publishers like myself to¬†get exposure and perhaps little mula if the¬†whenever the eBook¬†gets¬†read.¬† Notice I said read..not bought . Sure some can buy the book but some members can just borrow it for awhile at no cost. The more¬†my book is¬†borrowed compared to what’s in the Fund and what other member’s books in the program are borrowed directly affect what I may receive as a stipend you might say at the end of that monthly period. It’s possible if you have good book to get to more readers and make more money promoting it this way than simply selling it out right. It pays to give¬†it away to some extent you might say….Speaking of giving it away, I do believe I will have five free days made available to me to offer it to anyone as an¬†Ebook¬† whether your a Prime member or not. I will let you know when that happens. (or you could always buy it before that…hint hint..:)¬†…)

As always I am submitting my work to publishers, and¬†entering contests. I am now just trying to attack this thing I call a dream of mine¬†on another front to get my work out there.(less to make money but that doesn’t hurt either) ¬†Hopefully for those who have or¬†might read my work and found it to your liking.¬†Please¬†pass my¬†name¬†along ¬†to ¬†your friends and family who also might be interested in a good read.

Thanks.