Archive for July, 2013

Character Profile: Detective Lloyd Monroe

Posted: 27th July 2013 by Jason Kristopher in My Work
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While I’m on vacation, I’m getting some writing done – or at least trying to. Today was the first time I had a chance to sit down and actually work, and it went well, even though I was working on behind-the-scenes stuff. 1,100 words later, I’ve got a pretty in-depth character profile for Detective Lloyd Monroe, the […]

“It’s alive!” Or, rather, it’s dead. Whatever. The point is that the audiobook version of my second novel, The Dying of the Light: Interval, is now available. Click below to buy it. I had a great time working with John over at Falcon Sound Company to make this audiobook a reality, and with Andrew McFerrin, the narrator. Andy did […]

My name is Isra. I am one of two remaining angels. You see, when God vanished, Lucifer threw open his gates and unleashed his macabre horde on Earth. Great fiery fissures collapsed cities and rural areas alike, the very ground roiling like a stormy sea of unbearable heat. Angels fell like burning rain from the […]

The folks over at The Kindle Book Review have chosen The Dying of the Light: End as an Editor’s Pick! Clearly, they are excellent judges of great books. Take a look at the post here.

The awesome folks over at my favorite reading app – Readmill – are giving away 4 ebooks today and tomorrow, including my own The Dying of the Light: End. All you have to do is click one button, if you’ve already signed up for the app – and why haven’t you? It’s fantastic! Click here to […]

The Obligatory “Show vs. Tell” Post

Posted: 9th July 2013 by Jason Kristopher in On Writing, The Craft
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We all have to write this at some point, as authors with blogs, but I’ll keep mine short and sweet: Showing is better than telling, 99% of the time – but sometimes, you just have to tell the reader something, and that’s ok. Here’s a good link for more info on show vs. tell.  

UPDATE: Amazon no longer requires 21 words. You can leave a two-word review, if you want (one for the headline and one for the review). They made it even easier, folks. To leave a review on Amazon.com — and, let’s face it, that’s where it’ll have the most impact — requires nothing more than 4 clicks […]

Poll: What I Wrote on my Summer Vacation

Posted: 5th July 2013 by Jason Kristopher in My Work
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I’m going on my first real vacation in several years in a couple weeks, and won’t have access to most of the tools I need to do the detailed work I usually do. I’ll pretty much just have a laptop and basic software like OpenOffice and my favorite writing program, Scrivener. While I plan to […]

Teddy Roosevelt Was Awesome

Posted: 3rd July 2013 by Jason Kristopher in Quotations
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It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, or whether the doer of deeds could have done better.  The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who knows great enthusiasms, the […]

My most recent book, The Dying of the Light: Interval, has been selected as a semifinialist in the 2013 Kindle Book Review’s Best Indie Book Awards. This is a great honor, since there are more than 1,000 books entered each year for this contest.  Last year, my first book (and first book in the series) The Dying […]