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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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answered New digital ways of presenting a novel in 2011?
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answered Is this character generator useful?
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answered Do books have to be written in sequence?
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answered When publishing a Fantasy novel, do I look for a specific Fantasy-only publisher, editor, and/or agent?
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answered What is the expression/common form to express that one will stay long term somewhere?
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answered How do you meet a writing quota?
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comment How do you meet a writing quota?
A slight alternative is to set a daily goal for word count. Whether you are using time or word count as your daily goal, just focus on keeping up with that. If you get to where you can easily maintain that goal, then try bumping it up slightly the following week.
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answered Is there anything wrong with saying “Thanks” several times in the same email? If not, how could I correct it?
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revised Is there a rule of thumb about the number of pages a work of fiction should have?
added 8 characters in body
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answered Is there a rule of thumb about the number of pages a work of fiction should have?
Jul
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answered Designing a book
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comment Publishing and selling ebooks
BTW - Here is a link to a site where the author is offering a free pdf version of his how-to book. David is one of the authors in my writer's group, but I don't really know him professionally. However, his information is spot on and is an excellent starting point for anyone looking to self-publish an e-book. davidgaughran.wordpress.com/lets-get-digital
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answered Publishing and selling ebooks
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comment Publishing and selling ebooks
Some of what you say is true, but some is way off. First of all, I agree that you should not trust friends or family to either edit OR critique your book. Next, you do NOT have to obtain in ISBN for e-books, unless you go through Smashwords as your distributor, in which case they provide it. Also, it is wrong to make a blanket statement saying that e-book publishing is a BAD idea. The market is changing dramatically, and while it is true that there is more work involved, it CAN be very profitable. I reached BE on my books in less than a month, and I'm making a nice profit now.
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comment Publishing for Kindle
I would second Konrath's blog. However, be prepared to spend some time, becaue he has a LOT of information pertaining to self-publishing e-books. That being said, it is well worth the time!
Jul
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comment Do most novels not get published?
I suspect Ralph was talking about self-publishing as an e-book or print on demand. Either avenue will allow you to create and publish a book at no cost and start selling it within a week after you decide it's ready. I've sold over 150 copies of my first novel, and my only cost was the $100 I spent for a professionally designed book cover. I broke even after selling 50 books, so it's all profit from here out!
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answered I have written my first novel and I think it's ready. What next?
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comment I have written my first novel and I think it's ready. What next?
I would not recommend getting close friends or family to read your book to give you feedback. They love you, so they will love your book. You also put them on the spot if they really don't like the book, because they won't wnat to hurt your feelings. You'd be better off finding a reader's group or a critique group.
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comment What are good places to post your work where it will be read by others?
If your goal is to get readers who will provide you feedback on your book or help critique your work, then I would second Critique Circle.