Some Important Updates on the Status of The Inventor’s Son Series

Whoa, got your attention? Don't worry, The Traitor's Son IS scheduled for release. ARC copies will be available when I create a pre-order (I decided I'm going to do a month-long pre-order for it just like I did with The Explorer's Son) but in the meantime, there are a few changes I am making with …

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Taming the Dragon: Can Dictation Be the Key to Massive Word Counts?

Dictation has become one of the topics among authors lately, ever since the Self Publishing Formula Podcast featured Scott Baker as a guest, and he extolled the virtues of Dragon NaturallySpeaking software. I know I've contemplated using dictation before, but never believed that I was a good fit for it. I did not think that …

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Summer’s Nearly Over, So It’s Time For Some Changes

Back before I published my first book, I had the idea that I would make a special book that I could offer for free. The Inventor's Son: The Beginning was the book that evolved into what we in the indie publishing world like to call a "permafree" book. That is, it's a book that anyone …

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On Becoming a More Productive Writer

I have been talking a lot about trying to shift the focus of my website and blogs. Yes, I have, technically, four blogs. One of them is this one, SB James Doing the Write Thing. This blog has evolved and become more of a place for authors than a place for my readers. I'm in …

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A Quick Announcement: I’ve Got a Boxed Set!

It's a collection of the first three books in The Inventor's Son! I have the "Boxed Set" Image for all sales outlets except Apple, on account of the fact that they don't like the "3d boxed set" look. It should start appearing for sale over the weekend at Amazon, Google Play Books, and between Monday-Tuesday, January 25th …

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Using Scrivener for Windows and Sigil to Create an EPUB: The 3 Main Ingredients

I've been wanting to do a tutorial like this for a long time. Anyone who may have downloaded my most recently reformatted eBooks or Kindle books surely must have noticed the difference between how they used to look and how they look now. The difference was in what programs I used to write and format …

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I’m Quickly Becoming a Canva Addict!

Seriously! They are very reasonably priced (heck, a lot of what they offer is free), easy to use, and I barely have to think about it. This blog graphic took me less than 5 minutes, start to finish. Canva has become one of the sites I go to if I'm needing something fast and not …

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