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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.


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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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
Jul
22
answered Front Matter in a Work in Two Volumes
Jul
22
comment How to make easy and fast money selling a short book (which is available for download)?
You are making the assumption that traditional print publishing is the only way to sell a book. E-books are now outselling paperback and hardback books all across the board, and it is very easy to create and sell an e-book. It's time to start thinking outside the box!
Jul
22
answered How to make easy and fast money selling a short book (which is available for download)?
Jul
22
comment What is the most cost effective way for me to get my book printed?
Granted, CreateSpace may be considered a publisher, but they produce a very professional product and it doesn't cost you anything to create the books. Once you have the book created and approved, you can buy them at discounted rates as the author. Even better, you now have a published book that can be purchased through Amazon. I used CreateSpace to provide a print version of my first fantasy novel, and I was extremely pleased with the end result.
Jul
22
comment How can I write poems in an attractable manner?
What an awesome statement! I agree that the main difference in poetry is that you have to tell a story in a concise manner with an economy of words. As long as you convey your message in a way that the reader can understand and comprehend, then you have succeeded.
Jul
22
answered Is there a Market for Poetry with a Fixed Verse Form
Jul
22
comment Best e-book formatting process?
So you create your manuscript in Scrivener instead of MS Word or some other word processor? I haven't ever used Scrivener, but I've heard good things about it.
Jul
22
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Jul
21
comment Best e-book formatting process?
No, I just wanted to know if anyone was aware of any other tools that might be more effective/efficient. I do all my writing in MS Word, but I don't trust their conversion to html, so I do that part manually. If anyone knows of a better way to get the html portion to load into Calibre, I'd like to hear about it.
Jul
21
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21
answered How do evil protagonists win the reader over in dark fantasy stories?
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21
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