Archive for August 2014

Daygar Legacy – Chapter 1 Part 1

daygar legacy coming soonAt long last, the first part of Chapter 1 is available for view. This has been 4 years in the making. The purpose of this is to show those who support my Kickstarter campaign what they are investing in. Admittedly, it is with mistakes. It is only a first draft and could use the hand of a professional. However, I am very proud of how it came together and this is just but a taste of what the rest of the novel will be like.

The first book is called Templar Five. This book explores what that means and will set the tone for the rest of the series. A lot happens in this short text. This is to support my Kickstarter campaign so everyone can see what they are investing in.

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Tools of the Trade — Coopetition [REPOST]

tools of the tradeOriginal post on 01/28/2014

All writers have their little tricks and shorthand to be better writers, and I am no different.  Some of what I do seems unnecessary while other things I do are almost unheard of from others.  What I do is what works for me and I share this with my followers (both present and future) in hopes that it helps other writers. Today we discuss working together with your competition.

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Book Review: How to Market a Book by Joanna Penn — Repost

Originally posted: Jan 20th, 2014
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From what I can tell, I’m not the first to do a review on this book and so many have given great reviews. I’m not exactly breaking ground here in this review, but I do talk to a lot of starting writers who need a boost forward and this book is unknown to them. I hope that those writers visit my blog, so this review is for those who need a good starting point. And this book is that starting point. I do this review for anyone who hasn’t read this book because I think it deserves all attention it can get. Read more

Tools of the Trade — Twitter

All writers have their little tricks and shorthand to be better writers, and I am no different.  Some of what I do seems unnecessary while other things I do are almost unheard of from others.  What I do is what works for me and I share this with my followers (both present and future) in hopes that it helps other writers.

This article briefly goes over Twitter. Now most of the tools I discuss in my blog will directly help you with writing, but Twitter is a marketing tools, much like other social media sites, such as Facebook, Tumblr, Linked-In, GoodReads, and a variety of others.

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Kickstarter Update 6 – Weekly Posts

I’m a firm believer in people knowing what they pay for. On a week to week basis, I will be posting either my written work or a video.

The written work will be the first chapter of “Templar Five”, broken up into 4 parts. This will be a first draft only and meant for you to get a feel of what the story is about. Every few weeks, you will get another part of the story, leading to the most important chapter of the entire series, giving you everything you need to know.

The videos will be extra videos that will explain more about me and what I’m trying to accomplish. I hope this answers any additional questions people might have.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1222072459/disabled-writer-furthering-his-writing-career/posts/962981

Worldbuilding #9a – Advanced Forests

WB IconI want to apologize again. I wanted to get more articles done for my Worldbuilding series, and it is now the end of the month. I started a kickstarter (now pubslush) campaign to try to get the funds together to write my new series. This took more time and energy than I anticipated. However, if you get a chance, take a look at the campaign, there are maps available that you can purchase, designed by me. A variety of sizes. Any maps I don’t sell at the end of my KS, will be available to purchase on my site. KS maps are at a discount, so if you want to buy maps from me, I would do it through KS.

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Kickstarter is Working

Not much to say here but I woke up this morning to see $3 on my account. Amazon did something. I am slowly building up now. I am not recreating Kickstarter, I will just take the loss of 4 days. If you were waiting to donate… go do it now… if you could please.

 

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1222072459/disabled-writer-furthering-his-writing-career

Update to my Kickstarter Situation

daygar legacy coming soonSome of you already know about this, but many of you who have tried to donate have seen that it won’t let you. I’m going to go over what has happened and what is happening with my Kickstarter.

For the last month, I had worked hard on getting everything in place. I had 3 months worth of work to do within a few weeks. I did everything I could to check and double check and then check once more that I got everything right and I didn’t break any rules.

 

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Disabled Writer Furthering His Career @Kickstarter

daygar legacy coming soonIf you noticed a lack of articles lately, it has been due to me working on my Kickstarter campaign. I did a lot in a short time. I decided after my Social Security disability expired that I would probably not get the support from the government I need to get better. I started Kickstarter with the hope that I can get a small boost to make books, to then generate an income, that I can then use to find a doctor and do all the things I need to, in order to get better. It’s a long shot, I’m sure, but it is better than doing nothing.

My goal with Kickstarter was to offer as much as I could. I am limited in resources but that doesn’t mean that my fans don’t get something for their generosity. I ask that you donate to help me live my dream. It is a lot to ask, but please know that this is a last resort for me. I rather work and make money and become a writer part-time before transitioning to full-time, but my disability has robbed me of that opportunity.

Also, even if you can’t donate, please share the campaign with as many people as you can, and ask them to share it with as many people as they can.

Updates to the Madness Bundle Giveaway

It has been two weeks and I have only gotten one email response back. In light of that, I am redistributing the prizes.

Grand Prize (All books, first book release of my next coming book, and first book by Kim Daniels)
Nicohle Christopherson

First Prize (Both my Current release of my books)
asariasmarr

 

Furthermore, the next person to send me an email will get a copy of my book Terran Psychosis. The next person after that will get a copy of Scraping By. Note that these cannot be obtain by the same person, it will require separate people to get each book. This will be open until the end of the month. You don’t need to have participate in the previous contest to enter. This is open for everyone and is a first come first serve.

Email: chris [at] chrisvotey [dot] com

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