File preparation

This is post 2 of 14 in the series “Publishing Process” So in order to get this stuff all online, you’re going to need to get your files ready. I am at this point assuming that you have finished writing and done all of the editing passes until you are happy with the final result. Once you are, then it’s time to format the files. Documents First of all, you’re going to want to read this the Smashwords guide on this. It is invaluable, even if it is long. It’s also the most restrictive and, honestly, only Smashwords is quite […]

So, here’s what I’m doing

This is post 1 of 14 in the series “Publishing Process” NaNoWriMo is over and I now have two more drafts! But now that the month is done, it’s time for me to start getting Hero Complex ready for publication, and working out just what I’ll be doing for next year.1 However, there have been a few people from the Vancouver region who have been curious about self publishing and were asking how they were to go about doing it. Self publishing is my jam, so I have been having a few conversations about what my process is and the […]

Updates Galore!

Wow it’s been a while. A whole six months without even a new book out. It’s like I’m trying to take it easy this year or something.1 But, since it’s been so long, some updates are due. Let’s get into them! Wattpad! I’ve been working on the rewrite of City Without Heroes over on Wattpad. I put out a chapter a week on Sundays2 of the rewritten version. It has not been edited yet, so some changes may still be made between this version and the eventual published version, so check it out! Smashwords! Since apparently Smashwords changed how they […]

Legacy Now Available!

Not all magic is equal. Even hard work and determination is no match for skills passed on from generation to generation, each time being built upon and growing stronger. These old magic families have hoarded their secrets with every generation, using them to get ahead where they could – or leaving a mess for their progeny to deal with as soon as they have passed. Legacy delves into the people who have had the responsibility of generations passed down to them and how they use their family’s magic with the time they have left. This generation knows that eventually the End will eventually come for them and […]

The 2016 To Do List

NaNoWriMo is done! I managed to write two full novels, a bonus short, and worked out a few other things for next year during the month, so I’m pretty happy with myself. I also managed to cause myself quite a bit of wrist pain, but overall I’m pretty happy with things. It’s also December, which means that I have started coming up with my to do list for the new year. If you prefer, you can think of them as goals or resolutions, but for me, it’s really a checklist of stuff I want to get done next year. And, as usual, […]

Of Pseudonyms and a Sudden Influx of Titles

There once was a man named Lyle S Tanner. In April of 2012, he put out his first short story and started really working on his series, Tales from the Twisted Eden Sector. It is a short story series that he put a lot of time and effort into, putting out books twice a year and hoping to finish the series in April of 2016 with a total of six collections and a tie-in novella. If you read the title of this blog post, you’ll see where I’m going with this. Back when I was first deciding how to go about […]

The Publishing Tracker

A surprising number of friends have recently asked me to look over their stuff because they want to publish it. I’ve, of course, advised them against doing any such thing because it’s a bit of a pain to get everything ready for publication, especially if you want to print your books out. They gently told me that they were going for the traditional route before I ranted too long. They are apparently, following the same path I tried a while back in trying to get their short works published to build up a name and a resume for themselves before […]