Hello, for those who are just tuning in and seeing Part II in the title, here’s a link to Part I! In this series of blog posts, I’m going to be examining various internet-promoted marketing techniques for indie writers and assessing whether or not they actually sell books. This way, you can follow along with … Continue reading Did This Sell Books? – Analysis of Goodreads Giveaways Part II
Does This Sell Books? – GoodReads Giveaway
Try these ten tips to suddenly sell a million copies and earn your parents' respect! I have read a hundred posts telling me to build a mailing list, grow my brand, or ‘just find reviewers’ to get book sales and start that golden path toward becoming Stephen King. By day, I’m a data scientist, and … Continue reading Does This Sell Books? – GoodReads Giveaway
Home for the Holidays
Below you will find a link to download this story as a word doc! It is very long and I could see reading it on a website being painful. But, as a teaser, I've included the text of the first chapter below to draw you in! Kindle, PDF, and Mobi files are all free for … Continue reading Home for the Holidays
Hangin’ Around – 2
It took the better part of the afternoon for Adam to stop asking repetitive questions. Otis sat patiently through three hundred ‘why’s and ‘where’s before finally losing his cool and telling the man to suck it up.
Hangin’ Around – 1
“It’s all in the feet. See? See how much he’s kicking? Can’t conserve a breath like that, no sir.” Maggie looked up at the man swinging from the high branch of Hangman’s Tree. She felt a twinge of sympathy, but mostly anticipation. A pocket watch ticked slowly in her hand.
Brain Shoots the Hostage
Let’s have a good laugh at what’s inside my brain, because it’s the only way I know to shut it up.
One-Night Only, ‘Intimate’, Holiday Live Stream
Look, we’re all struggling through a strange holiday season, so why not make it a little bit stranger? This Friday at 7:00PM PST on Twitch.tv/mac_ashton, I will be live streaming a readthrough of my holiday story, Home for the Holidays.
Where Are the Damned Sharks? – Grave Descend Review in Brief
Clearly, Crichton got better with time as we all do, but for those looking for lost gems in his back catalogue, you can skip this one.
A Woman of the Swamp – WIP
The key to reanimation was speed, and now she suspected that she still hadn’t been fast enough. Heat and humidity made quick work, especially when the tomb masons were phoning it in. She could have broken the seal with a plastic spoon.
Originally posted on Word Play, an excellent podcast hosted by Kristine Raymond who interviewed me last month. Over the past few weeks, I’ve sat down several times to write this blog post, word jumble, rant, whatever you call it, and each time I’ve struggled. We’re all stuck at home, writing should be easier, right? Actually, … Continue reading I’m Struggling