Writing from the heart

My Post - 2019-02-24T203354.244.jpgHey everyone,

I wanted to share with you how I like to write. From the heart.

I was greatly influenced as a child brevity is the best way to write. As an adult, writing academic and business documents, I learned not only is brevity key but supporting research lends clout and credibility to writing.

I write from the heart, always putting my audience, or my reader, at the forefront of my mind. What is my message? How can I clearly convey my message to my reader?

I am almost finished listening to Stephen King’s On Writing, and although it is about 20 years old, I find the wisdom he shares pertinent and relevant today.

Storytelling is ancient. We are the stories we tell ourselves. I reach my goal if I can paint a picture in my reader’s mind of what I see. If I do not, then I have failed.

Writing creates an illusion of reality where there was once nothing.

Keep writing my friends!

 

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Author Adam Messer’s newsletter to publish monthly.

Hello!

I am creating a newsletter to share updates and projects I am working on for my writing. I thought you might be interested in knowing and getting a first look at what is coming up next.

Why sub to another newsletter?
When will it come out?
How long will it be?

I promise to keep the newsletters short and sweet and send them out once a month. While I may include a link to a book, author, or interview, I promise not to spam your inbox or sell you anything. I like to put the information out there, and let the reader decide.

As an indie author, I love making connections with my readers. As a reader, I love making connections with other authors and writers.

Thank you for your day, and if you decide to subscribe, I will send you a special gift as a thank you!

Adam

Every Habit Needs One: How joining a writing group improves your writing.

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How joining a writing group improves your writing.

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Support groups bring like-minded people together for the improvement of all. Whether you’re kicking a bad habit or starting a good one it helps to have help. Sharing with other writers helps define what it means to be a writer. Experiencing others’ fears and failures, triumphs, and growth- these help shorten the journey to success and ease the pain that naturally comes from learning something new. But not all groups are created equal.

If like me, you want to improve and publish your work, you’ll want constructive criticism from your group. In some, they smile, nod, and offer vague and positive feedback. They don’t want to offend any more than they seek to improve. I need to know what sucks, how it sucks, and what you liked so I can remember to keep it. Continue reading

Inside the minds of The Gale Comic creator and artist.

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Hello everyone!

To kick off my new series of interviews with authors, artists, and creators, I want to introduce you to Seth Greenwood and Angela Zhang.  I have been following their work for a couple of years now, and find the story intriguing and the artwork incredible.

1) Please discuss your creative background. Who are you, and how did you get involved with your art? Continue reading

Blood Thrasher – The Savannah Vampire Novel Series

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First in the series

Hello there!

Blood Thrasher is The Savannah Vampire Novel Series with the first novelette titled The Devil’s in The Metal.

What could go wrong with VIP tickets to Blood Thrasher?
Unsuspecting headbangers and a great concert.
But…the band isn’t human, are they?
Break out the stakes, vampire hunters are coming for Blood.
When the sun rises, who will be left standing?

Set in 1989 in Savannah, Georgia, the series introduces the reader a fast action traditional lore style vampire story.  I wanted the story to be fast paced and full of action.

I am working on the second installment in the Blood Thrasher series titled Blood Thrasher: Vinyl All Night. Here is a preview of the next cover! I hope you like it.

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New cover updates!

Hello all,

This indie publishing thing is a learn as you go. I’ve read several books, and keep exploring all of the vast tools to use for self-publishing. I am publishing through Amazon and love the quality of the prints. My books have all been published in the USA, but are also available through Amazon worldwide.

One of the things I am learning about it how to produce my own covers. I purchased licensing use rights for the image for Blood Thrasher and updated the cover with more of the feel of the novelette that I wanted.

Here is another example from my chess book.

As you can see there is a huge difference between my first cover and the 2nd one in this update. I love the look and feel of the knight with sword drawn in the 2nd one.

If you are an indie trying to publish, don’t be afraid to try things out. Even if you don’t feel like it looks like you want it to just yet, go ahead and do it.