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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 Explicitly correcting yourself while writing - how appropriate is it ?
Jul
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answered How to name the characters of your story?
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awarded  Scholar
Jul
22
comment Best e-book formatting process?
This looks interesting, but ultimately what I am looking for is a quicker and easier way to get to a finished .mobi or .epub file, and I didn't see anything that indicated the ability to export to those formats.
Jul
22
accepted Best e-book formatting process?
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comment Best e-book formatting process?
I just went and got the beta version of Scrivener for Windows. It looks very impressive, and I like that it can export directly to mobi and epub formats. Thanks for the tip!
Jul
22
awarded  Quorum
Jul
22
comment What should step one in writing a novel be?
Write and write some more. Even if it starts out seeming like crap, as you edit and review it later, you can decide what works and what doesn't. (You can also try using an outline or a list of events as a means for getting started.)
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22
awarded  Commentator
Jul
22
comment Getting emotional while writing, good or bad?
I agree that you should let it all out. You can always go back later and refine or remove in the editing stage, but often you may find that it made you emotional because it was just that good!
Jul
22
comment What's a good way to backup your writing?
I would like to throw my vote in for Dropbox as well. I also have an external storage drive that I copy everything onto, but I eperienced a perfect storm where my hard drive crashed and so did the external drive. I was able to restore everything from Dropbox, and I was thrilled!
Jul
22
comment Should you read your own genre?
I think there is a lot of value in reading what you write, if only for comparison's sake. However, I would not recommend reading in the genre you write just to find examples. Each writer has a unique voice, and if you try to duplicate someone else's, then you lose the chance to use your own.
Jul
22
comment How to deal with self-criticism?
I agree absolutely with the suggestion to find other critics. Your friends and family are more likely to say they love your work, mainly because they love you. I use a select few beta readers who I respect because they won't hesitate to tell me that the steaming pile that smells was what I wrote!
Jul
22
comment Is there a Market for Poetry with a Fixed Verse Form
Fair enough, but my second paragraph was intended to suggest that rather than concentrating on just fixed verse, it might be better to provide readers with a variety. To expand and more specifically address the original question though, I would say that there is just as much a market for fixed verse as there is for any other type of poetry. Ultimately, it just depends on who your inteded audience is and whether or not you connect with the right readers.
Jul
22
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22
revised Is there a Market for Poetry with a Fixed Verse Form
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Jul
22
comment How much sex is allowed in a non-romance novel?
This is something that will vary based on the reader. Some may be offended by your content, but if they are, then they were not your intended audience.
Jul
22
answered How do I go about finding a writing group?
Jul
22
answered Correct order for Thesis Front Matter
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answered Front Matter in a Work in Two Volumes