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Steven R. Drennon was born in Lawton, OK, where he first started writing poetry at the age of 15. Since then he has collected nearly one thousand poems that he has written over the years. Those poems have recently been released as six separate volumes of poetry. He has also added two collections which include additional poems that had never been previously published, resulting in all of his poetry being available to the public for the first time ever.

In addition to this, Steven published an epic fantasy novel titled "Rise of the Raven" in the spring of 2011. Another fantasy novel titled "Three for Avadar" was released in early summer of 2011. Steven more recently released two suspense novellas titled "Desperate Love" and "Shattered Vows" in 2012, and he expects to release another in 2013.

Currently Steven lives in San Antonio, TX.


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accepted What are the advantages and disadvantages of digital rights management for self-published authors?
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asked What are the advantages and disadvantages of digital rights management for self-published authors?
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comment How to make easy and fast money selling a short book (which is available for download)?
I don't mean to be pushing at all, I just feel that this is something that is being overlooked as an option. As far as my personal numbers, they aren't at all where I would like them, but I'm not doing anything to promote them. I am part of a writer's group with over 300 active, self-published e-book authors who are doing MUCH better than me, mostly because they ARE promoting. Also, I have six books that I published under a pen name that ARE doing much better because they ARE being promoted. BTW - I resent the implication that self-published e-books lack "writing quality"!
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comment How Much Can You Make From Writing a Book?
Good point. If an author has a contract with a traditional publisher, then their royalty rate is probably closer to 25% for e-books. From what I've seen, by the time your agent gets his cut, it's actually closer to 14%. The rates that I posted for self-publishing e-books is based on the standard rate that has been offered by Amazon through their Kindle Direct Publishing program and hasn't changed in over a year.
Jul
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answered What disciplines/habits are used to stay focussed on one novel over a long period of time?
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comment What are some ways to get to know your characters?
I do something very similar. I write a letter to my characters, asking similar questions. I then try to answer the letter in the character's voice. It helps me get into a different mindset. This is especially helpful for stories that have a lot of dialogue.
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comment Are “morning pages” useful?
Actually, I find this works better for me at night. I know the whole point is to clear all the scattered thoughts out of your head first thing in the morning so that you can free up your mind for the day. However, I used to have trouble sleeping at night because I couldn't stop thinking about all the things I had to do the next day. Once I started writing it down at night, I accomplished a number of things. 1) I cleared my mind so that I could sleep. 2) I usually made myself sleepy by writing. 3) I woke well-rested and better prepared to face the day!
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comment What makes a great writer's space?
And here I thought I was one of the last living souls to actually still use a pne/pencil and paper!
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answered Best Way to Develop a Daily Writing Routine?
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answered How much planning should go on before beginning writing?
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comment How Much Can You Make From Writing a Book?
The current e-book royalty rate is actually closer to 70% (using the Amazon royalty charts). For any book selling below 2.99 or above 9.99 they pay 35%. For any book selling between 2.99 and 9.99 they pay 70%. Their intention was to keep e-books priced below 9.99 as much as possible.
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comment How Much Can You Make From Writing a Book?
The answer for self-published book should be changed to take into account self-published e-books, which is where many authors are making their money (without having to leave home). Most new e-books are selling for at least 2.99, and with the current royalty models, the author keeps $2 of that, which means 5,000 copies would result in $10,000.
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answered If you get an advance do you ever have to give it back?
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answered How to sell novel excerpts as short stories
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answered Where can subject matter experts volunteer to work on proofing the technical details in fiction?
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comment Writing different genres
Oops, I just realized I left out the link to the other question. Sorry! writers.stackexchange.com/questions/2962/…
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answered Writing different genres