Monthly Archives: July 2014

Why Marketing Your Book is Like Looking for a Job

A few years ago, when I was General Manager of a small engineering division, we needed to hire another mechanical engineer for a new project. “How hard could it be to find a qualified mechanical engineer in Boston?” I thought … Continue reading

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Two Navy Guys and a Novel – The Idea Behind WEAPONS OF MASS DECEPTION

Today J.R. takes on the topic of how we developed our story idea for Weapons of Mass Deception. If you’re just joining the Two Navy Guys blog series, you can get caught up here. When we set out to find … Continue reading

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How to Exercise Your Idea Muscle

When I was in grade school, my family moved from suburban Philadelphia to a small farm in northeastern Pennsylvania. At nine years old, I was blissfully unaware that our huge garden, barnful of animals, and missing TV were part of … Continue reading

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Two Navy Guys and a Novel: Rules of Engagement

Welcome back to Two Navy Guys and a Novel, the place where you can watch two ex-Navy guys (try to) write a novel–in real time. If you’re just joining us, go to this link to get caught up on previous … Continue reading

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New Release: CONTRACT OF WAR by Tammy Salyer

“A rocket ship full of sci-fi lovin’ goodness powered by prose that borders on literary fiction.” That’s how I described Tammy Salyer’s novel Contract of Defiance, so I am positively thrilled to bring you a new release announcement for Contract of War, the … Continue reading

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Why All Writers Should Do Book Reviews

I never gave much thought to book reviews until I became a writer. Recently, a chance encounter on Goodreads made me reflect on the topic more deeply. I clicked through to the blog “Supposedly Fun – for the love of … Continue reading

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Two Navy Guys and a Novel: Meet the Guys

Thanks for coming back to visit the Two Navy Guys and a Novel blog series. If you missed our first post you can catch up here. Let’s meet the Guys and find out what they hope to achieve with this … Continue reading

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Come Join the Big July #GIVEAWAY

So I’ve started working with an incredible group of like-minded independently published, sci-fi/fantasy authors. We share deep, dark writing secrets and plot ways to take over the publishing world. But, for our first official act, we decided to give stuff … Continue reading

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Two Navy Guys and a Novel

“You guys should get together and write a spy novel.” It’s funny how one random comment can start a whole chain of events. A few months back, a friend and I were speaking at a gathering for parents of Naval … Continue reading

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