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Stories In, Kickstarters Out, and More News

Well, I’m getting a slow start on blogging in 2013. In fact, I was so busy the last half of the year, it was hard to stick to even my steady schedule of two posts per week (Mondays and Thursdays).

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Goodbye & Thanks 2012! A Good Year In Review

Well, as many of you know, Fall 2009 through Fall 2011 were some tough times for me. Although it all ended on a high note with the release of The Worker Prince and mention by Barnes and Noble Book Club’s Paul

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Announcing the Sprunk-Schmidt Star Wars Original Trilogy Rewatch: You’re Invited

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The Project: Star Wars Original Trilogy Rewatch The Hosts: Jon Sprunk & Bryan Thomas Schmidt The Invitation To You: Rewatch the original trilogy in order, one a week, and join the conversation. Jon and I are of an age where the release

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Works In Progress: Writing & Editing Projects I am Working On

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Here’s a list of the projects I am currently working on for interested friends and for clients. Novels: The Exodus (Saga Of Davi Rhii Book 3), Science Fiction, On Chapter 9 of 12 expected. (Anticipated end date: December 1, 2012)

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A Year Ago Today: 1 Year as A Published Author

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Well, it was October 4, 2011 that my first novel, The Worker Prince, became a real book. It was published that Tuesday with a listing on www.suvudu.com and some fun announcements, and sent out into the world. In December, the book

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Another 4-Star Review For THE WORKER PRINCE at Amazon

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As readers continue discovering The Worker Prince, yet another 4-star review has rolled in on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Worker-Prince-Bryan-Thomas-Schmidt/dp/098402090X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1346945711&sr=8-1&keywords=the+worker+prince At 22 reviews, that means the totals look like this so far: 4.0 out of 5 overall With 4 5 star reviews,  16 4 star

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New 4 star Amazon Review for “The Worker Prince”

http://bryanthomasschmidt.net/the-worker-prince/ - Read about my debut novel here

This review took me to over 20 so the book will show up in more searches now, so that’s a real blessing, too. 4.0 out of 5 stars Gladiator, Moses, Skywalker, Rhii, July 25, 2012 By David Mark Brown “hache” (Nampa, Idaho) – See

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The Exodus at Halfway (Progress Report)

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Almost halfway, as hard as that may be to believe for a novel I started July 3oth. So that’s my word count for 24 days. The best streak I’ve ever had since I started writing fiction, I believe. As I’ve

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Write Tip: 10 Tips For Getting Past Writer’s Block

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I did a Write Tip before on Fighting Off Writer’s Block in which a lot of published authors offered their advice. But the other day a friend told me she’s been stuck forever on her book, and I realized there

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Write Tip: Building A Larger World Using Bit Characters

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All too often in worldbuilding, it’s easy to believe that the bigger you get, the more realistic your world will be, but, at the same time, the bigger the world, the more complicated it becomes for the writer. So I

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The Worker Prince, My First Novel, Comes to NetGalley For A Limited Time

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It rarely happens. While NetGalley is a goto place now for reviewers and others to get advanced looks at forthcoming books, it’s also expensive and thus, dominated primarily by bigger publishers and authors who have the cash to spend on

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WriteTip: Diligence Pays Off-Success Equals Talent Plus Work

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Okay, this isn’t the usual steps process for sure, but I still think it’s appropriate for a write tip. A few months back I posted about the power of diligence quoting from a Steve Martin interview with Charlie Rose where

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The Returning Blog Tour Schedule, Part 2

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Well, after a brief break for the July 4th, holiday, the blog tour for my second novel, The Returning, has resumed and I’m late posting links to it but here they are:  Friday July 6 Heidi Ruby Miller Heidi’s Pick

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Join The Returning Street Team & Win A Free Copy Plus Book Trailer Contest

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We need your help. The launch for The Returning has been rough. Not quite as rough as the ride I took writing it but we lost some momentum. This book has gotten great reviews so far and we believe it’s better

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Book Day Two: The Returning Comes To Print!!!

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Well, paperbacks are finally here, so this is Book Day 2 for the exciting sequel to The Worker Prince, which made Barnes & Noble Book Club’s Year’s Best Science Fiction Releases of 2011!  Mitch Bentley of Atomic Fly Studios did some of his

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An Explanation And Apology Re: The Delayed Release of THE RETURNING In Print

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You know, things don’t always go the way that we expect them to when publishing a book. This week is one of those times. I expected the print release of my second novel in the Davi Rhii series, The Returning, to be

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Happy Book Day, Paper Baby Two! (The Returning Released)

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There’s something about the release of a second novel that’s really special. Despite having edited an anthology this year, adding another book to the roster, especially in the same series and another original just makes you feel like you’ve proven yourself

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Write Tips: Editorial Pet Peeves – All Of A Sudden/Suddenly

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Although I am an editor myself,  my publisher rightly and smartly assigns me editors for my books.  The Founding Fathers built checks and balances into our government for a reason and, for similar reasons, they are invaluable in the editorial

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The Returning Blog Tour Schedule

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It’s hard to believe it’s here. I get all emotional because of all the behind the scenes chaos I went through while writing it, but I’m about to be the author of two published novels and I’m thrilled and humbled

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Write Tip: Making Book Cards For Your Book Table To Increase Ebook Sales

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Ebooks are a huge market these days. Everyone knows the market share is growing. But the one problem with ebooks is when an author is making appearances, they’re often not readily available to sell. Interested readers have to go back

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Write Tip: 8 Key Elements For Capturing The Star Wars Feel In Your Story

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One of the highest compliments I’ve gotten on my debut novel, The Worker Prince, and I’ve heard it over and over, is that it “feels like reading Star Wars: A New Hope.” This was very deliberate on my part, and

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New York Times Bestselling Star Wars Author Paul S. Kemp Blurbs “The Returning”

Star Wars/Forgotten Realms author Paul S. Kemp has this to say about my next novel The Returning: “The Returning blends themes of faith with classic space opera tropes and the result is a page-turning story that takes off like a

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First Blurb For Novel 2: THE RETURNING (Saga of Davi Rhii 2)

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Just in from my friend/mentor and one of my favorite authors, a blurb for my second novel: “THE RETURNING has romance, assassins, tension, both modern and classic science fiction notions, and very smooth writing. What more could you want? Bryan

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Announcing SPACE BATTLES TOC & My New Custom License Plate

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Well, I know my writers have been patiently but yet anxiously waiting for an announcement, so here it is. These are the stories accepted for the anthology SPACE BATTLES: Full Throttle Space Tales #6, in a series from Flying Penn

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More Rungs On The Ladder: The Returning, DMG & I Get A Locus Mention

Well, I got my first publishing related mention in Locus. Sometime last year I was listed in a photo caption for Rainforest Writer’s Village despite not actually being there for the picture (so that doesn’t count). The announcement of the

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Now Available: Rivalry On A Sky Course (ebook)

Today, I finished and uploaded my first ebook to Barnes & Noble and Amazon. A prequel short story to The Worker Prince, Rivalry On A Sky Course tells the tale of Davi Rhii and his friends, Yao Brahma and Farien Noa,

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Acknowledgements: The Returning

These are the acknowledgements I wrote to my second published novel, fourth novel I’ve written. It thanks a lot of online and real life people who deserve to share any credit for my success. Acknowledgements Writing your fourth novel and

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The Returning: It Is Finished

Well, my second contracted novel is on its way. ARCS are being prepped. E-ARCS are already going out. And copyediting and cover design will begin in earnest for our June release of The Returning, sequel to The Worker Prince. Pretty exciting stuff.

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