A book cover that works?

A book cover that works?

I thought it might be interesting to some of you, to show my thought process for creating the cover for my upcoming book “Den Of Snakes” which is currently on pre-order on Amazon (just search for the title to find it). As a self-published author with...
34 Movies about Viruses, Epidemics and Contagion

34 Movies about Viruses, Epidemics and Contagion

James Patterson once said that for authors; ‘Sometimes it helps to be a little bit schizophrenic’. It was comforting to me to hear him say this and to also hear other authors talk about the ‘crazy voices in their heads,’ as it goes some way to explaining why one of my...
Instagram (as a library of potential scene settings)

Instagram (as a library of potential scene settings)

I am a social media whore. Always have been. Yet I had held off adding an Instagram account until now for one simple reason; I hadn’t decided how to make specific use of it. Instagram, just like every other social media platform, has certain strengths, but what...
A systematic assessment of my story structure

A systematic assessment of my story structure

  How important is the Three-Act Structure? If you have been following my journey on Twitter today you will know that I decided to compare how closely (or not) my first draft is to the classic Three-Act Story Structure. Whilst there is no strict rule that dictates...
Podcasts for the wannabe indie writer

Podcasts for the wannabe indie writer

I have never previously been a heavy podcast listener. There was a time, a few years back, where I subscribed to a few games industry channels, but otherwise …podcasts …meh. I am now a fan of podcasts That has changed now. My goal is to learn as much as I...
My name is Damían Vargas, and I am a wannabe writer

My name is Damían Vargas, and I am a wannabe writer

My name is Damían Vargas, and I am a wannabe writer of fiction. The parodic reference to the Alcoholics Anonymous group meeting introductory statement is intentional. I do not quite know what to expect from going public with my creative project. Perhaps it will become...

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