I have not been idle

I have not been idle. In my writing world, I am currently immersed in three main projects. 1. To have Traveller Inceptio republished. I think as a writer I enjoy a healthy case of paranoia. Will my writing ever be worthy? I put the question to the test and was fortunate in that many Book Bloggers were happy to take their time in the risky pursuit of reading new publications. As a kind of quid pro quo I also read one and, I hate to say, it was a gruelling task. So it was to my relief, (my first emotion), and subsequent delight that I have received some very positive reviews. Almost 20 have been 5 star, a couple of 4 star and one 3 star. To me, this means the story is worth a read. Negatives have been mainly as the text has been written in UK and Australian format English. Once that misunderstanding was sorted, things only got better. As an example, here is a...
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March 2017 Book Reviews for Traveller Inceptio

I have received my first book reviews - which are thankfully very positive. As an emerging author reviews are the mother's milk - for they will feed or allow me to wilt on the vine. Reviewers make no effort to sugar coat their comments for, if they hate the book, they will say. So far - so good. These reviewers are staff from Reader's Favorite - https://readersfavorite.com - a professional book review organisation. My relief knows no bounds. Apologies for the confusing links - if you are interested in purchasing a copy of Traveller Inceptio: E Books Only at the moment I'm afraid - I'm investigating the best way to have new hard-copy books printed Please Click , go to thebottom of the page, or visit the Traveller Inceptio Page Review #1: Review by Chris Fischer Review Rating: 5 Stars Reviewed By Chris Fischer for Readers’ Favorite Wow! Just, wow! That's exactly what I thought when I finished reading the excellent new book by author Rob Shackleford, Traveller-Inceptio which...
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My Process

Writing a book ain't easy! Why be a writer? Not only must you have that terrific idea, and then put the words to paper in a coherent manner, but the road of having your book published can be fraught with pot-holes and poor signage that afflicts any travelling the road away from the more crowded thoroughfares. Not only must you finish your book, but you have to publish it, which can be the most challenging step of all.   My process: I might not have taken the best road, as I believe everyone's process will be different, but I hope some might gain a little insight in viewing my efforts.   Write the story. Many best selling authors indicate that the story is most important, while aiming at perfect prose is less so. I wrote my story, then rewrote it a dozen times. Adding the odd simile or metaphor seems less important than having your style and getting your story out there. I tried, oh God I tried. Test market. I...
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