Are you an Outliner or a Pantser?

Over the years I’ve run across so many authors who say they outline, some extensively, and declare there is no other way to write a novel than to have an exhaustive outline. I’ve also run across just as many authors, very successful ones I might add, who claim that writing by the seat of the…

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The Premise Line: A great way to kick-start your novel

Every author, from  beginner to seasoned, must make that first decision: What is this story going to be about and where do I start? For some authors, I dare say most, this is their first big hurdle. Once cleared, they are on their way to writing that novel. Questions abound in the beginning. A big…

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Goodreads Book Giveaway!

Don’t miss your chance to win my latest thriller! Goodreads Book Giveaway Last Chance by Chuck Barrett Giveaway ends December 31, 2018. See the giveaway details at Goodreads. Enter Giveaway

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LAST CHANCE has hit the shelves!

LAST CHANCE is here! That’s right, the long-awaited day is finally here—Release Day for LAST CHANCE. Early readers have given it rave reviews. Here’s what some had to say: “Suspenseful. Twist & turns. Surprises. Powerful. Touching.” “Well, Chuck, you do not disappoint. This book is outstanding!” “Finished Last Chance last night. My favorite so far.…

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LAST CHANCE is almost here!

In less than 24 hours, Last Chance will be officially released. That means all the pre-orders will be filled. If you pre-ordered the eBook or audiobook version, it will be automatically sent to your device. (Isn’t technology wonderful?) If you pre-ordered the print version, it will be shipped to mailing address. I’m super excited about…

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AT&T Cell Subscribers Beware!

August 8, 2018 I have included the date for a reason, this happened to me today and I’m still fuming. For three months in a row my AT&T bill has inched upward. Not much, mind you, a couple of dollars each month and then a little more for August. As I found out today from…

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Reading Order Explained:

Reading Order Explained: Over the course of the past few months, I’ve received numerous emails, Facebook messages, and tweets asking about the reading order for the Jake Pendleton series books. Some confusion might be that on my website the latest release is listed first, putting them in reverse order. I have also had readers ask…

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HAS MARKETING BECOME A 4-LETTER WORD? (Part 2)

QUESTION: Is it easier to build a following of 10,000 people or get 10 people with 1000 followers each to share something exciting about your book? Or 20 people with 500 followers?   Time to assemble your TRIBE! A Tribe by any other name Launch Team Street Team Advocates Any other name you want or…

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HAS MARKETING BECOME A 4-LETTER WORD? (Part 1)

Facebook Facebook ads Twitter Twitter ads Goodreads Goodreads ads Goodreads giveaways Instagram Linked-In Pinterest Mashable Hubspot Google + Vimeo Digg Flickr YouTube Periscope Blab Tumblr Reddit Paper.li LitRing Book Gorilla BookBub Book Funnel iReads Ryan Zee Many Books eBook Lister eBook Booster eBookasaurus Book Pebble   Feeling overwhelmed? I haven’t yet mentioned review houses or…

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THIS JUST IN!

Breaking review of DISRUPTION from Midwest Book Review: “Synopsis: In DISRUPTION by Chuck Barrett, former Naval Intelligence Officer turned secret operative Jake Pendleton finds himself in a pulse-pounding race to stop a cyber-terrorist from releasing a string of the most heinous cyber-crimes the world has ever seen. Crimes that could render the world’s advanced technology…

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