Posts Tagged ‘award winning’

Characters Speak For Themselves

Let characters be true to themselves! I’ve been writing novels now for a little over 20 years, albeit the early years were more a learning curve than anything else. My first thriller, The Savannah Project, was published in 2010 and I’ve had 6 more works of fiction published since then (one a short mystery) and…

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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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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)

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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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Crime Fiction & Crime Thriller Book Giveaway

Today, I have a fun surprise that I’d like to share with you. I’ve teamed up with 60 crime fiction and crime thriller authors to give away a huge collection of novels to 2 lucky winners, PLUS  a Kindle Fire to the Grand Prize winner! You can win my novel BLOWN, plus books from authors…

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