Posts Tagged ‘novel’

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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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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This.is.DISRUPTION!

Imagine a world: —Where global banking systems are locked down and held for ransom. —Where all cellular and land line communications are shut off. —Where global transportation is halted. Airlines, shipping, trains, automotive… —Where hospital rooms are hacked and life support systems disabled. —Where all defense satellites are rendered inert. —Where power grids across the…

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Get the entire Jake Pendleton series for only $25.00

Everyone loves a holiday special! How’s this one? Get the entire Jake Pendleton series (personalized) in Trade paperbacks for only $25.00 plus S&H. That’s over 50% off retail price. Have them delivered anywhere in the United States. This set of 3 paperback books makes the perfect Christmas gift, so don’t delay or they won’t make…

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Oh no! Where did I pack my manuscript?

  If you’ve ever moved across country or any long distance for that matter, you know how easy it is to forget where you packed something. You think you know, but when you open that box, you scratch you head, swear, and think I thought I packed it in here, now which box is it…

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Kirkus Review of BLOWN

  Kirkus Reviews May 5, 2015 In Barrett’s (Breach of Power, 2013, etc.) latest thriller, a CIA operative becomes the unwitting protector of a man in Witness Security who’s targeted by a myriad of groups. Gregg Kaplan’s plan to stay off the grid in Little Rock, Arkansas, doesn’t last long. The CIA agent helps stop…

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