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Weekend Writing Sat-Sun (June 22nd - 23rd) Tag #wwab to join in.

Starting work on Winged Shadows 2 today, then Hope of the Future tomorrow.


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Saturday Updates:  WINGED SHADOWS 2 Starting the book at: 5,239 words.944 words2952 words.3218 words Ending the night at: 8,472 words totalSunday Updates: HOPE OF THE FUTURE Starting out at: 87,754 words.810 words2296 words. Today is a practically impossible day to write. Yesterday too. Nobody wishes to leave the writer at work alone. Oy.Ending night at 2396 words, book at 90,098



And don't forget Always Consequencesis officially in Kindle's KDP Select awesome program for 90 days (until Aug 1st). If you're interested in keeping up with the free download days, you can click the link above in the navigation bar, or:  http://www.arianabrowning.com/2013/03/always-consequences-offi…

Cover Reveal - Dark Illusions: The Next Chapter

You've been waiting patiently for it and here it is. The cover for Dark Illusions: The Next Chapter and I am quite pleased to let you know that I'm also finished with the cleanup of Dark Illusions: The Beginning . Editor is going over it for a once over final inspection and if she says it's good to go, next week I will begin formatting it and getting it ready for republishing, which means then I move into editing the book below! Yay! All the Street Team members (Ariana's Warriors) will get that first, as well as those who went signed up to receive free copy. If you've purchased it and want me to send you a copy, go here, https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1J3vJcQpp6z3QSOHjIaFb6Mfm6-donFh3BdksnvAngCA/viewform and fill it in. I will email you a copy of the updated file for free.

The model images courtesy of my wonderful two friends below:

Áine Ó Domhnaill, Author of: The Assassin's KeeperFacebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Theassassinskeeper

Steve Caron
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Weekend Writing Sat-Sun (June 15 - 16th) Tag #wwab to join in.

Current State: Zombie.

I want to thank everyone who helped me with promoting the free download of my book, Always Consequences yesterday. I really and truly appreciate it. I also want to thank my Street Team and those who downloaded it. You're all amazing and wonderful. So thank you.

The next date to download for free is at the bottom of this page. Which is July 18-19th. Those are the final days to download for free before Always Consequences will be released from the KDP Select program on August 1st.

This weekend, the only two books I even have to work on. Normally I would do the furthest behind, but I am doing Hope of the Future today and then Winged Shadows 2 tomorrow.

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Saturday Updates:  HOPE OF THE FUTURE Starting the book at: 82,7593911,761 words3068,

Weekend Writing Sat-Sun (June 8th - 9th) Tag #wwab to join in.

This weekend I will be trying to start Winged Shadows 2, but for now, I will work today on Hope of the Future. Left it last week at 80,235 words. 

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Saturday Updates:  HOPE OF THE FUTURE Starting the book at: 80,235 words.Just not getting time to write today. May be quitting soon and only gotten around 2,551 words now. Aggravating, but we have a few dogs who don't want to be nice cooperative people today. Up and down, up and down. Oy. 82,759 and I'm going to end tonight with this. I can't concentrate with everything going on. It's making me an angry person trying to. Off to research for Winged Shadows 2. I was hoping to do it all week last week, but I couldn't get around to it. I do have the beginning scene in my head though. :) I have all you…

Formatting your book for CreateSpace or other Print-On-Demand

Since I'm going to have to screenshot this (easier than typing it out) for a friend who's asked about this, I'm going to make a post. I am asked this question a lot by friends who are building their book for print, so I may as well help everyone. Otherwise I'll have to retype this a thousand times more.

This is for the margins. I use the 5x8 template in CreateSpace (preformatted) to do my paperbacks. So below is what I use in those templates for my margins.

I've made a tutorial for the CS template to add more chapters into the preformatted template here: http://www.arianabrowning.com/2012/02/how-do-i-add-more-chapters-in.html


Feel free to enlarge the photo by clicking on it, if you can't see it properly. I can't remember if I altered this in any way, or not. I may have because I spent time comparing and measuring all my paperbacks from people like Dean Koontz, and Stephen King, Keri Arthur, and all the others I have, so I'm pretty sure I may have altere…

Weekend Writing Sat-Sun (June 1st - 2nd) Tag #wwab to join in.

Well, since finishing the Dark Illusions series, I don't have a choice, but to work on the other two. I was going to start Winged Shadows 2 this weekend, but after I scheduled my newsletter, I forgot that I have to research the book and see what all I want to do with it. I've got all your feedback in my messages still and then I have a scene where Kora is telling Bradon off in my head. Apparently she is through with his shit, despite him thinking he's the one on top. Oh no, no, no, she says. Not anymore. Not when she has the boy to take care of. Since I've had no time this week, I will try to research next week and then start next weekend. Crossing fingers.

I've been working on the updated Winged Shadows cover and the Dark Illusions: The Next Chapter cover too. The DD cover has to be updated because I used licensed pictures and will have to re-license this year, but I am still limited as to what I can use the cover for and I don't like that, so I'm making m…