Monday, December 12, 2011
Sunday, December 11, 2011
An interview with Anthony Newman...author or the upcoming novel "Scammer"
Q-How and when did you first start writing?
A- I began when I was in grade school. I would write war stories and alien stories and others.
Q- Did you envision that one day you would be a writer and possibly put out a novel?
A- It was a pipe dream. People always read my work and were usually positive. I was nervous about getting an agent and submitting queries. Now with e-books so popular and it's easier to self publish, the dream is becoming a reality.
Q-What kind of training or instruction did you have?
A- English class in school. Reading and more reading. Reading how to books on writing. Going on blogs and websites of other writers and again; reading.
Q-What kind of story is Scammer
A- It's about a man named Jeff who runs a ponzi scheme and is discovered by some shady characters before being busted by the authorities. He also is mixed up in an offshore-cyber money bank that works with terrorist and other underworld villains. Jeff goes on the run and all these people come out of the woodwork to try and get their money back.
Q-Are you self publishing or going the traditional route?
A- Self publish. I feel i will have more control and as a first time novelist, I cant say that I would fare well with many established publishing houses. I have seen how JA Konrath, Amanda Hocking and John Locke have succeeded so I decided that route was for me.
Q Do you have any advice for other writers?
A- I'm no expert but I would say keep practicing the craft. Write everyday. Read everyday and connect with many readers and writers in your genre via twitter, facebook, goodreads and other sites.
Well thats about it. If you have any suggestions for other questions please let me know. I look forward to hearing from you and please email me if you wish to be interviewed. I think we could all learn a thing or two from each other.
Thanks for the time,
Sunday, December 4, 2011
Hi everyone! I will be posting some of my book "Scammer" on my blog. If you have any feedback positive or negative...please let me know. Some of the formatting is a little off kilter which I am corrected via Word. I will be posting additional chapters through the week. Thank you.
Saturday, December 3, 2011
Saturday, November 12, 2011
Thursday, November 3, 2011
Thursday, October 6, 2011
I have checked into Createspace for paperbacks if I decide to go that route. From what I've read online, if you use Createspace, they will upload a formatted copy for Kindle for $69...not 100% sure if that's correct. I am interested in how other self-published authors go about getting their books out there.
Drop me a line and let me know. Thanks for reading----Anthony
Friday, September 23, 2011
Sunday, September 18, 2011
I have to say that this has been a great journey so far and there is still a long way to go. My main goal as new author is to get my name out there. I am not in this for the money right now; I hope will come someday!
I am hoping to get my name out there, establish a brand and build a readership this way readers will be looking for my next novel. I want my stories to entertain the reader and make them forget about the world they live in and immerse themselves in the story that I've written. I am interested in hearing about other author's path to writing their stories so drop me a line or post on here so others can see and repsond. The more we know about this craft, the better off we'll all be.
Til next time, thank you for reading -------anthony
Monday, September 12, 2011
Til Next Time--Anthony
Thursday, September 8, 2011
I have been reading alot of stories by indie authors and I have found them to be quite good. It amazes me how good these writers are and I look forward to reading them in the future. I also encourage you to check out these blogs that I have been checking out.
http://ravencrestbooks.com/ (dave lyons)
I believe that social networking is part of making a name for yourself in this ebook world. Getting your name out there is important, but I believe that it should be genuine, not simply for the sake of selling books. I think that's tacky and petty. I hope to build relationships with these authors as I stated before,"we are all in this together."
Years ago, you had a better chance of hitting lotto( well maybe not!) than getting published. Even if the writing is spot on, some editors wont give you the time of day since you arent represented by an agent.
It doesnt seem fair. But now with the introduction of ereaders, writers have more opportunities than ever.
It's nice that you can sample a chapter of an author or even pick up some for free or for .99 cents.
In this day and age, saving a few bucks on reading material is key and offers readers more chances to purchase more material.
Well enough rambling for today. Hope all is well with everyone and any comments, suggestions please let me know.
Thank you for reading-------anthony
Monday, September 5, 2011
I tried this blog yesterday and as usual, I had issues. Some people told me they left comments which didnt post. I went in and checked and I did something wrong. I hope I fixed it and it will work...keeping my fingers crossed. Anyway, I see everyone these days has a blog and I figured it was time to start one. I will be updating it with backgrounds and colors and gadgets as soon as I learn how to do it. Any suggestions, please let me know. If you like, follow me here, on twitter (anthonynewman72) or on facebook (anthony newman). I hope this blog will help you and help me with writing novels and learning all about this great industry. From reading JA Konrath's blog (A Newbies Guide to Publishing) which I equate to going to church for authors, it seems self publishing is the way to go. I am just about done with my first novel, even though I have 14 incomplete books in the tank waiting for completion. With any luck, once this one called Scammer is done, I can finish the rest of them. So if you like , please feel free to to message me or email cause we're all in this together. I hope all of us make it and become popular authors. And if you have any ideas for this blog, please let me know. If you guys are reading it, it's your blog too. Thank you for reading and I hope to make many friends here in the future.-------Anthony