Writing for Squidoo

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I’ve been writing for Squidoo for a couple of days, and it really helps me to break writer’s block and get energized for working on the novels. The zombies are coming along at a steady, albeit slow, rate, and I’m deep into editing the fantasy novel.

Anyhow, on Squidoo, I’m writing author help articles, so why not check them out? Here’s a list of Brian Kittrell’s lenses on Squidoo.

Hopefully, I can get the ...

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The Circle of Sorcerers to Release October 26th, 2011

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We have gotten a firm release date of October 15th, 2011, and the book is back with the editor following her first edit and my revisions. Now,we undergo the same process in the second edit, but it should be much faster than the first since we have gone through the whole thing, and the second edit consists primarily of negotiating any other changes not covered in the first edit.

Retailers may list the 25th of September as the release date until ...

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The Circle of Sorcerers in Editing

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The Circle of Sorcerers is in editing, and I’ve set a tentative date of September 25th for release. I should get the book back from Lynn O’Dell sometime this week or maybe next week, and then go through and make revisions as needed. If I’m confident for a September release, I’ll go ahead and begin finalizing everything for the 25th. I think this one can get out the door by October 1st.

A World Forsaken is cranking along as described in ...

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A World Forsaken – First Half to Betas

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If I get a few thousand more words in today, the first half of A World Forsaken should be going to the beta readers. They’ve helped me through the entire series catching problems and proofreading, along with giving critiques of the storyline. I’m going to go ahead and send them about the first half of the book so we can get started on the process — there will be less work to do closer to publication, and we can hit ...

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Author Video Interviews in the Works

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I’ve always loved watching my favorite writers on video interviews, even if it’s just to answer questions from emails and interviewers not necessarily in the same room. Therefore, I’ve purchased a “home studio kit” after researching the best camera for me. I went under $200.00 for a rather nice setup with a tripod and microphone jack on the camera. I watched numerous reviews on the model to make sure it would do what I want. For the kind of needs ...

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The Dying Times Goes Free

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In an effort to give readers a free chance at an extended sample, The Dying Times is free on major retailers in eBook format. Here are the links to save you some time:

There are others, but these are generally the most popular I’ve found. If your preferred retailer isn’t listed, try a search for “Brian Kittrell” on ...

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Work Continues on A World Forsaken

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Work continues, slowly but surely, on A World Forsaken, the conclusion of The Survivor Chronicles series. The farther into the series I go, the longer I find it takes to write the books, but I’m trying to make this one the best one yet. We’ll likely surpass the August release I had planned due to another book needing to make it to my editor, but I’m continuing work on the book and hope to have to ready to go by ...

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Distribution to Australia

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With all the paperwork turned in, Late Nite Books will soon be available to Australian retailers in paperback (and, when they are produced, hardcover and case laminate).

In addition to the existing distribution network of the United States, the United Kingdom, the European Union, and any place which can order from those markets, Australia and Oceania have been added to the global distribution channels.

This is all thanks in no small part to Lightning Source out of Tennessee, my personal neighbor to ...

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Do I need an ISBN?

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What is an ISBN, and do you need one? If you plan to self-publish your books, maybe. They’re an extra cost for doing business in the publishing landscape, and I’ll explore the pro’s and con’s of having your own ISBN for your book in this article. I do recommend having your own registered to you, but we’ll get into that in a moment.

What is an ISBN?

An ISBN is an International Standard Book Number, and they are issued by the assigned ...

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Thieves in the Night: A Fate Worse than Death

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When I started writing The Dying Times almost two years ago, my subconscious played a bigger role than I realized. In imaging our personal horrors, we often think about a terrible end – the horrible death that comes as a result of whatever caused it. In the backdrop of our minds, though, lies the place where the culmination of everything surrounding that death exists. Though I write about the dead rising in the series, the fear lies more in acquiring ...

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The Dying Times Reviewed by Jackson Free Press

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How exciting! A favorable review from the Jackson Free Press, a local newspaper in my area. I’m stoked!

To read the full article, click here.

Basically, I was wallowing in my own self-pity for slogging along through The Circle of Sorcerers and worrying over finishing it when I checked my email on my phone. I have Google Alerts for my book titles plus my name, mainly for thanking reviewers or getting involved in conversations about the books when they ...

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22,000+ words in two weeks?

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And I’m still not fried somehow. It’s been a little over 10 days, and I’ve averaged 2,200 words a day, but I’ve only written for four of those days. I got burned out after the first 11,000 in two days, but I’m back at it.

Why, you ask?

There are two books coming out this year, of course. A World Forsaken is due out by the end of September, and Circle of Sorcerers needs to go to editing by August 21st. It’s ...

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