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A World on Fire Book Update

It’s pretty hard to believe I’ve been working on this series of books on and off for the last three years. Only a few months after my daughter was born, I started the first draft of the first book. Now, she’s running around, talking a storm, and we’re already investigating some schools for her. And yet, the project continues. The first half of the first book is pretty polished. Even though I have plans to rewrite some small sections, I believe it is production quality. The second half … not so much. The problem isn’t actually writing, but rewriting. It’s a long process. I reached a scene a few weeks ago and realized I was missing key information about one of the characters. … Read entire article »

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A World on Fire: Rage – Chapter 1 – 2

Here’s the second installment of the A World on Fire series. Quick synopsis of this section – Allison wakes from a horrible dream where she learns of a new truth, she realizes that living can be more painful than dying . Thanks again for everyone who has been so supportive of this site. In time, I’ll be adding a dedicated page to house all of the A World on Fire updates, but for now, I’m linking them all at the bottom of the post. I’m trying to release a new section each Monday and once I complete an entire chapter, I’ll combine all the sections into a full length chapter download. … Read entire article »

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A World on Fire: Rage – Chapter 1 – 1

At long last indeed, I’m proud to announce that the very first part from a very long line of parts for the “A World on Fire” series is now released and available to download at your leisure. This first book titled Rage tells of the downfall of humanity and how a small group of survivors manages to claw their way from the ruins of Boston. With the world on fire and everything they know burning around them, the small group travels the post-apocalyptic landscape in hopes of finding an answert to the zombie apocalypse. Each week, I’ll be releasing new recorded parts of the book for free download in an mp3 format. Feel free to listen and distribute to your friends. Just note, I tried my best … Read entire article »

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A World on Fire: Rage – Book Status: August 18, 2010

For those of you new to the site, A World on Fire is an upcoming series of books that depicts the fall of humanity from the rise of the dead. The books follow a sixteen year old boy through a zombie apocalypse as he struggles to become a man in the new American wasteland. While zombies are the catalyst for the story, the book isn’t so much a horror story nor is it a survivalist’s tale. It’s actually a modern day adventure story. We follow Randell’s escape as both zombies and the military rain down hell on the unlucky survivors. We follow him through a new wasteland, accidentally taking refuge in a mall filled with cannibals. We follow him through the dead streets of … Read entire article »

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A World on Fire: Rage – Book Status – Week of March 22, 2010

At long last, I managed to finish the first draft today of A World on Fire: Rage. The entire book landed at 302 pages for a total of ninety six thousand words. That’s two pages longer than my target goal and four thousand words short of being a lethal weapon in some states. The good news is that the page count is going to decrease hopefully by fifty pages with – believe it or not – another chapter being added. The bad news is that the hard work is just starting. I find rewriting to be an extremely painful process like having doctors operate on your pinky by going through a nostril. … Read entire article »

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A World on Fire: Rage – Book Status – Week of March 16, 2010

Who would have thought that after hundreds of written pages and thousands of typed words that at long last I would finally bump into the soul of the book. It took a lot of digging, but the other day, when I closed my eyes and watched one of the later scenes play out in front of me, I hit pay dirt. I discovered the over reaching theme that touches every aspect in the book. That is: Pain is the awareness of life. … Read entire article »

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A World on Fire: Rage – Book Status – Week of March 8, 2010

It’s been a long time coming, but at last, I can finally see the end of the road. With only one chapter left and thirty or so pages left to write, it appears that the production of the first book is coming to an end. It’s a strange elation of sorts. I’m happy to be reaching the end point, but I also realize that the real work is about to begin. The revision process. The lovely painful revision process which feels as pleasant as running coarse sandpaper across the skin. I’m not a fan of it, but in my years knocking out pages, I’ve come to learn the old adage that writing is really just rewriting. No one gets it right the … Read entire article »

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