Tag Archive | Keven Newsome

Five must see movies for writers.

Five must see movies for writers.

Movies are a great source of inspiration. We often take for granted the hard work that goes into producing one as we sit and enjoy them for a brief hour and a half. I’ve taken to watching movies as an exercise in what I can learn about being a writer. I’m not talking about great […]

Beava

Beava

Have you heard of the four personality types: choleric, sanguine, melancholy and phlegmatic? No? Perhaps you’ve heard of Gary Smalley’s revisioning of the four personality types: Lion, Otter, Beaver and Golden Retriever, which are way more fun to pull out at awkward social occasions. I do so enjoy diagnosing people as animals. The Lion is […]

What A Great Time To Write

What A Great Time To Write

The title of this post is, to me, overused. Maybe not the exact wording but…well, let me explain briefly. What I mean is, in the eras of Hemingway, Poe, Tolkien and Lewis or in King’s heyday and yes, Rowling, it was a great time to write. Right? For them, it was perhaps the greatest. Akin […]

I Am Ocilla- Sneak Peek

I Am Ocilla- Sneak Peek

See that eye? It is part of the super secret cover for I Am Ocilla. The dragon was drawn by none other than our very own Keven Newsome. Cool, huh? The cover design is by his lovely wife De Newsome of Newsome Creative. She is on facebook if you want to look her up. With […]

The story behind Among Dragons

The story behind Among Dragons

If you haven’t heard already, my novel Among Dragons will be serialized exclusively in Digital Dragon Magazine beginning January 2012. I’m very excited to share this novel with everyone, because it’s been a long time coming. Today I wanted to tell you a little about the story behind the story. This fantasy novel was the […]

Observations on being a “New Generation Writer”

I was a struggling author trying to land an agent or publisher for several years. Now I’ve been published by a small indie press for five months, with plans for a book to be released November 2012 and another book to be released as a serial in an online magazine starting January 2012. During all […]

Here We Come, Like it or Not

This week I was browsing along the net when I came across a link to Sarah Sawyer’s blog. The post was about the strong impact small presses are having on the Christian fiction industry. You can view it right here. I agree wholeheartedly, although some may think I’m biased. Well, aren’t we all? I shared […]

Crazy-Hair Flies

Each day millions of people dream. Thousands more dream of writing. Less than that become obsessed with the dream and begin to write. Even less still finish the book. A fraction of a fraction sign a contract and a fraction of a fraction of that are successful. One must keep the proper prospective or risk […]