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Marketing Indie Books For Dummies

Last Thursday, I released the first book in my four-part series The Belle Âme Chronicles. Not only did this mark the start of a new series that I am madly in love with (and plan to submit for my graduate school application), but it also marked the end of my previous saga.

My initial two novels were based on a short story series written from late-2002 through mid-2008, known as the “Fab Gang”. Featuring a plethora of characters loosely based on my favourite anime protagonists and antagonists, Fab Gang was a hodge-podge of chaos that only a teenager’s mind could manifest. Still, you can’t write something for so long without giving it a proper ending, and The Banana Avenue Chronicles did just that.

But my high school pennings are in the past...

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The Pains Of Graphic Design

There’s a lot of topics that I will toot my own horn about. I believe that I am a great writer. I believe that I am a great videographer. I believe that I am a great photographer.

I am not a great graphic designer.

It is of no great error on my part. It is just from where my high school and college courses were heavy on writing, filmmaking, and photography, I was able to really hone those tasks with advanced techniques. However, the opportunity never arose for me to take a graphic design course. My knowledge of Photoshop involves photo editing and basic digital art painting. Whenever I have needed a well-done graphic, I have always just reached out to a friend and asked them to cook something up for me…which is weird, as I usually like retaining full control over my work.

When did I not do...

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