Philip A. McClimon

86 Flips | 7 Magazines | 4 Followers | @PhilipAMcClimon | I write Post Apocalyptic fiction, zombies mostly. Find me at the end of the world on deadaheadbooks.com

Templates and Worksheets

Templates of each tool can be saved to your computer, then edited and printed at your leisure. Worksheets are a little different, in that they have …

Script To Screen: “Blood Simple.”

The Coen brothers first feature-length film <i>Blood Simple.</i> (1984) is arguably one of their best.Setup: Ray has been having an affair with Abby which …

Screenwriting

Capture Readers With Better Book Descriptions (For Fiction)

There are a lot of tools in the publishing tool belt, and each has its own unique purpose and strength. Few, though, have more sway over a would-be …

Writing

How To Use Twitter Cards To Help Boost Your Blog Traffic

Author Promotion Blogging Promote Your Book<p>Updated February 25, 2018 1311 Views 1 Comment<p>Share11<p>Tweet13<p>+1<p>Share<p>Stumble<p>Pin2<p>Shares 26<p>Twitter Cards …

Movie Script Scene-By-Scene Breakdowns

A great way to analyze screenplay structure is by studying a script’s scene-by-scene breakdown. Go Into The Story followers are contributing …

Screenwriting

Dumb Little Writing Tricks That Work: 1 Page A Day

1 month prep + 4 months writing + 1 month rewriting = 2 scripts per year.<p><i>How can I possibly find the time to write?!?!</i><p>Try this approach.<p>I heard it …

KDP Paperback vs Createspace Book Publishing

What Are SEO Stop Words And How Do You Stop Using Them?

Blogging Guest Writer Writing<p>Updated February 19, 2018 888 Views 0 Comments<p>Share11<p>Tweet5<p>+1<p>Share3<p>Stumble1<p>Pin1<p>Shares 21<p>Writing for SEO can confuse a …

Blockchain And Bitcoin Might Come To Self-Publishing

Publishing Self-Publishing<p>Updated January 24, 2018 1321 Views 2 Comments<p>Share52<p>Tweet8<p>+1<p>Share1<p>Stumble1<p>Pin2<p>Shares 64<p>Authors might have heard of …

Amazon.com: Billy Baltimore: Books, Biography, Blog, Audiobooks, Kindle

Billy Baltimore is the pen-name of... He is a writer of Supernatural, Paranormal, and Urban Fantasy. With an ego that is grand beyond reasonable …

Amazon Kindle Oasis 2017 review: the Rolls-Royce of e-readers

Amazon’s new top-end e-reader is now water resistant, but is the all aluminium Kindle Oasis still the luxury option to buy?<p>While the original Kindle Oasis was a big step forward in e-reader design, the 2017 Oasis is more of a refinement with fewer of the compromises made last year for fit and …

eReaders

Buy My Book! - No Way, I Don't Know You

Promote Your Book<p>Updated September 3, 2017 828 Views 1 Comment<p>Share47<p>Tweet12<p>+1<p>Share1<p>Stumble<p>Pin<p>Shares 60<p>Buy My Book!<p>The ebook revolution has been …

How To Build Your Author Platform So You Can Sell More Books

Author Promotion Blogging Promote Your Book<p>Updated February 27, 2018 1508 Views 0 Comments<p>Share86<p>Tweet331<p>+12<p>Share1<p>Stumble21<p>Pin3<p>Shares 444<p>Do you have …

The Villain Reveal: Three Different Approaches

<i>A dark figure emerges from the shadows. In a raspy voice, he taunts the hero, having once again bested him. Stepping into the light, the figure</i> …

Is Self-Publishing Short And Often An Effective Strategy?

Ebooks Publishing Self-Publishing<p>Updated February 27, 2018 1274 Views 0 Comments<p>Share67<p>Tweet30<p>+1<p>Share2<p>Stumble<p>Pin10<p>Shares 109<p>Should you self-publish …

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Why I Don't Use Email Marketing To Promote My Books

Author Promotion Promote Your Book<p>Updated February 28, 2018 1426 Views 1 Comment<p>Share78<p>Tweet17<p>+11<p>Share1<p>Stumble1<p>Pin3<p>Shares 101<p>Well over 90% of emails …

8 Unstoppable Rules For Writing Killer Short Stories

Short fiction is the "garage band" of science fiction, claims Tor Books editor Patrick Nielsen Hayden, so it's time to step on that fuzzbox and …

Draft2Digital now distributes to Amazon! | Draft2Digital

If we’ve been asked one question more than any other, it’s “You give so many things away for free, how do you make any money?”<p><b>But a close second is,</b> …

Writing

Emma Spaulding Paranormal Detective: Sasquatch

Emma works in the private sector, taking cases the police don't take seriously<p>In Hemisphere, anything can happen, and something always does. On Audri …

5 Quick Tips for Writing Thrilling Fight Scenes - Writer's Edit

Fight scenes are common across a range of genres, from action, spy and thriller novels to fantasy and sci-fi. They're often a physical manifestation …

Earmovies Podcast | The Black List

The Final Episode | INTERVIEW<p>The Final Episode<p>Saying goodbye is never easy, but Franklin and Kate bid farewell to The Black List Table Reads.<p>THE …

The Business of Screenwriting: 24/7/365

When you’re a writer, you’re basically never NOT working.I can’t speak for most jobs nor for everyone, but I do know this: When I broke into the …

Writing

6 Simple SEO Changes That Will Get You More Blog Traffic

Author Promotion Blogging<p>Updated February 27, 2018 1212 Views 0 Comments<p>Share75<p>Tweet23<p>+11<p>Share2<p>Stumble1<p>Pin5<p>Shares 107<p>Six months ago I decided to …

5 surprising writing tips from top Aussie authors

If there’s one thing I love about So You Want To Be A Writer, my podcast with Valerie Khoo, it’s the fact that I get to sit around and talk writing …