- I avoid stories involving zombies and vampires. These have been so overdone.
- I avoid dark fiction that is dark, but doesn't really have a point. Dark fiction should be dark for a reason other than "let's be dark, even if the plot suffers."
- I avoid foul language in my writing. Since I was nine, I fell into the swearing habit. I thought I was being more grown-up. Only, it led to a lifetime of cursing. I think going through life never swearing is crazy. Life just brings the worst out of a person. However, swearing like a sailor isn't necessary. If I use foul language, I try and be purposeful. So, kids, just avoid this nasty habit.
- I avoid erotic language or sexual content. Since much of my writing is geared towards the young and young at heart, I try and keep it clean.
- I avoid politics. Politics...who needs 'em?
Friday, July 3, 2015
Being a super powerful writer means not following the crowd, regardless if it's marketable or not. The following is a list of things I avoid, although it may ruin sales.
Well, that's it. Happy Independence Day to my fellow Americans! Happy weekend to all!
Monday, June 29, 2015
To keep all of you informed, I must point out that I had temporarily removed the links to the Paperback versions of Books 1 & 2. I'm still getting the new covers to update and it is taking longer than anticipated. Once the books with the new covers are listed on Amazon, I will bring back the links.
Now that it's summer, the TV is tuned to kid channels more often. I must say, the Kool-Aid commercials are truly disturbing. Quirky humor might be the popular things nowadays, but is it really needed for something such as Kool-Aid? I had to vent about this. Why not whine about it here?
I finally got around to picking up Earth Awakens by Orson Scott Card and Aaron Johnston. It's the third book in a prequel series to Ender's Game. I spotted a homophone error. It was a "then" vs. "than" error. Remember, "than" is for contrast and comparison, not for sequence. It's professionally edited. So, this is proof that traditionally published books are not always error-free. It's still a good book, though.
Sunday, June 28, 2015
I'm not sure when it will be listed on Amazon, but the Kindle version of both books will eventually be 99 Cents each for the rest of the summer. When I mean summer, I mean through Labor Day here in the USA. Spread the word. Know someone who needs something to read during the summer? It's Jimmy Miller the Super Powerful to the rescue!
Any publishers and/or agents reading, I'm always willing to consider any offers.
Thursday, June 25, 2015
Soon after the free ebook promotion is over, Books 1 & 2 will be available for 99 Cents each for the rest of the summer.
I hope your summer is going well, so far. Rainy and cool here in the Cereal City. Soggy, like a bowl of...well, you know. Last weekend I had been in this large city called Chicago with the Battle Creek Boychoir. My sons sing in it and went on tour. Here in Battle Creek if you want a taxi, you must call them on a phone or something. In Chicago, you only have to wave. But, we went on a charter bus everywhere, so a taxi was not even needed. My boys sampled one of the city parks in Chicago near the Water Tower Place, a seven-story mall. In conclusion, Chicago is a great large city. They were celebrating Donald Trump's exciting presidential campaign by slapping his name on one of the skyscrapers. I never realized Chicago was so into Trump. And, they were also celebrating the winning of the Stanley Cup by the Chicago Blackhawks. It's an ice hockey thing.
Well, continue to embrace your summer. If you had read my Doomsday post, we only have three months...maybe, possibly, or maybe not. Maybe we have longer. Who knows? This is the Super Powerful Author signing off.
Monday, June 22, 2015
Beginning tomorrow, June 23, 2015, the ebook versions of Jimmy Miller the Super Powerful: Forecast Acid Rain (book1 ) and Jimmy Miller the Super Powerful: Project Evolution (book 2) will be available for free through Saturday, June 27, 2015. Follow the links at the side panels. You can also find Book 1 here: click this. You can find Book 3 here: click that.
Thursday, June 18, 2015
The ebook versions of Book 1 and 2 are currently unavailable as they transition from the previous front covers to the new. This will take almost a day to complete. The print versions won't be available for maybe a week. I will keep up the links to the books, but you might not be able to purchase them until the process is finished.