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Steven R. Drennon was born in Lawton, OK, where he first started writing at the age of 15. He published an epic fantasy novel titled "Rise of the Raven" in the spring of 2011, and another fantasy novel titled "Three for Avadar" was released in the summer of 2011. Since then, Steven has published a total of 37 other titles under different pen names, and he is currently working on a new historical fiction series that will be published under his own name.


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answered Keeping track of multiple plot lines
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answered Is character driven fiction more successful than plot driven fiction?
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answered How should I break up chapters in a novel?
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answered What tools do you use for your writing journal?
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answered Is there any tool which points out the common mistakes in a piece of writing?
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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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awarded  Critic
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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?
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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.