I’m Scared To Write A New Book

Let’s talk about my writing history here. I don’t mean it as a brag, not much anyway. It’s just context, and it’s interesting context.

I spent about 2 years writing like a madman. A book a month or so. Massive, massive amounts of content. I kept it going even through some pretty intense exhaustion, and I don’t regret that.

But there came a day when I was working on a book and I wasn’t exactly blocked, I was just…off. I felt tired of it, unwilling, though not unable, to write another book. The stories I already created, that only I had seen, felt like they were staring at me with menace. Like they were angry with me for letting them rot and gather dust. Continue reading

Announcing: It’s A Big Dystopia Out There

The second book is out and ready!

Behold!

It took me a little longer than expected to get this one out with everything going on in the world right now, but it’s available for purchase or for borrow on Kindle Unlimited.

It picks up a little later in the timeline from the first book and introduces honestly some of my favorite characters I’ve written. The satire aspects of the series are also, arguably, even more extreme than they were in the first book, but you’ll have to read the book to see what I mean.

I’m now trying to publish a book every month and so far I’m mostly on track. For as long as I can, I’m publishing and improving and trying new things. I’m even making some money at this author game.

So, yeah, I’m very excited to see where this all takes me and looking forward to finally, finally getting all five books in the Quintet out for people to read.

Stay tuned. The books only get more insane from here.

Special thanks to: Melissa Potter

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Advertising Is Hard, You Guys

As an author, I am bullheaded. And the latest thing I’ve been slamming my noggin at over and over is getting my advertising to work. I’ve published 3 books so far, and, as a very small author in a very large pool, I know that the only way that anyone is going to know about anything I write is to advertise, either on social media or in person or through paid advertising. Continue reading

FREE Book Giveaway! Yes, Really!

Hey everyone! Bonus post!

I realize that a lot of people aren’t really in a place where they can justify buying books. So, I thought I’d make this free for a few people.

All you need to do is enter your email. And, then, at the end of the month, I’ll send three digital copies to people.

And I think some of you will really enjoy it.

If you like Dystopian Satire, this is perhaps the most ridiculous one you’re ever going to read. I decided to take the tropes of the genre and dial them up as high as I could go.

Surveillance cameras in a doorway? Try 11, all jockeying for the same view.

It’s silly, absurd, but still has fun characters and an exciting plot.

It’s the first of a five-book series that I’ve been working on for years and finally am getting into publishing each book. I expect to get the next one out within a month.

So, yeah, if you want to get into the story without spending any money, enter now! 

 

Announcing: Is It Dystopia Time? by Brandon Scott

I told you I was going to publish faster now.

(Oh, and I’m doing a FREE BOOK giveaway for this one.)

Yes, this one is only a novella, but still, I’m ramping up to being faster. This is the first in a five-book series I’m working on that seeks to lampoon the Dystopian Fiction genre by taking its tropes and dialing them up to eleven.

It is, admittedly, not a child-friendly book. Not by a long stretch. Content warning for you all.

But, if you like social commentary, very dark comedy, and villain minions that I literally keep getting compliments on whenever I show someone the story (I really didn’t expect them to get the most praise, but I’m not complaining) then come and give it a look.

I mean, you’re likely socially isolating anyway, so why not?

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Announcing: Reading Away The Hours by Brandon Scott

I published another book!

I’m now the author of two books!

I’m excited to have another one of my stories out for the world to see. I’ve been editing it off and on for like a year now and finally got the push to finish it. I originally wrote it as a horror novel that a kid could read and enjoy, but it ended up growing into something a lot more disturbing, so now it’s maybe PG13.

If you’re interested, the entire first chapter is below along with a link to the Amazon page. I don’t usually ask this, but, if you could share it around or post it to your social media, I’d really appreciate it. Continue reading

Tear It All Down–Why I Wrote The Book I Did

Sometimes I write articles to answer questions in a place I can always point to later. And, lately, a question I’ve gotten a few times is “what made you write this book?” So, here’s the answer: to tear down an old cliché.

I make no bones about this, I am tired of stories with “being the chosen one” as the reason for a protagonist to be a protagonist. Characters that are talented, characters that are part of an elite group: that’s fine. Stories about average joes are not the only type of tale, and it would be boring if they were. But, specifically, what ground my gears when I began writing Just Another Chosen One were those tales of heroes who would always win in the end.

“Destined” to save the world.

Where’re the real stakes there? Continue reading

The Book Adventure So Far

So, I promise I won’t turn into a promo-machine that only talks about my book, but, allow me one more post.

Because a lot happened recently, and I have pictures I wanted to show you.

If you happen to follow me on Instagram or Twitter, this would seem familiar—but, for those that don’t, let’s go.

I got my first copy on May 14th, and god did it look pretty. Continue reading

Post-Publishing Crash

No one told me that publishing was a drug that had a high and a crash. That would have been nice to know before it happened. I was, and still kind of am, the moodiest version of myself I have been in a long time.

And, really, I should have seen this coming. I should have seen all of this coming. I threw all of myself into making the deadline for this thing. At the peak, I had five shots of espresso over the course of a single day.

It was fucking madness. Continue reading

Another Link Between Horror And Comedy

Oft-repeated statements highlighting the similarities of horror and comedy in terms of their emotional requirements and polarizing nature aside—there is something they have in common. Something only someone who experiences them a lot would know, or, at least, would know intimately. Continue reading

New Year’s Book Cheers (Part 3)

Wow, has it really been three years? Damn…that’s a lot of books—a lot of reading and a lot of stories. And, as promised, here is the newest of my New Year’s Book Cheers. My newest opinions on three books. Give any of these stories a try; I certainly liked them. Continue reading

Year Two Christmas Collection #7: Favorite Book Review! “Periodic Pretentious Book Reviews: ‘Scythe’ by Neal Shusterman”

(Originally Posted May 10th, 2017.)


As some of you may know, I am a reviewer of sorts when I feel the urge. And though I am not one who wants to spend all my time reviewing things, it is an itch I like to scratch on occasion. So, since I read a lot, I figured I might occasionally review a book for your enjoyment, and perhaps along the way swing someone to read a book they might not have otherwise. Continue reading

The Battle For Books

Being a writer in 2017 is not easy. We have competition and not just from our fellow wordsmiths. How can a book compete with Netflix and Hulu and movies? I mean, I love books, duh, and I read a lot of them, but even I am a lover of movies. How could you not love movies? They’re so good lately. Continue reading

Periodic Pretentious Book Reviews: ‘The Circle’ By Dave Eggers

No, I have not seen the movie. Nor am I sure I will ever see the movie. This is just about the book.

So, let’s begin!

  • What’s It About?

The Circle is about a near-future world where a company modeled after Silicon Valley corporations integrates technology into the world that breaks down the concept of privacy. Continue reading