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Introduce Your Characters in their Element

Writing introductory sections is hard. I struggle to write intros to my blog posts sometimes.

Okay, a lot of times.

But I’ve picked up on one key way to introduce characters to the reader in a new story: introduce your character in their element.

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Friday Write-Day: Moral Victories?

Sometimes, the tangible goals don’t matter as much as the intangible. For instance, Nugget can lift his head up and hold it steady for a few seconds without teetering over like a top-heavy paper weight. That seems like a big accomplishment for a five-week-old!

As you might have guessed, I couldn’t write that much this week, but I did manage to make some moves in cool/interesting directions.

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Belated Numberbrag and Marketing Goals

Goals are funny. Sometimes, when they’re outside of your direct control, it’s better not to pay too close attention to them.

I lost sight of any specific marketing or statistical goals for this website for this year, since most of my efforts focused on publishing and promoting The Warden of Everfeld: Memento. So without particularly trying, we’ve hit a lot of goals… from 2017.

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Reblog: The Basics of PPC Marketing with Taboola

MLS Weech was kind enough to host one of my marketing pieces on his site last week — thanks man! Definitely check out his blog, and his books Caught and The Journals of Bob Drifter!

I wanted to include this piece, “The Basics of PPC Marketing with Taboola” with my ongoing Marketing Your Novel series. I’ll write a follow-up in the near future about how my campaigns performed overall.

M.L.S. Weech

Greetings All,

I’m super stoked about this post.  I’ve known Steven since I’ve started blogging, and I consider him a friend above all. I also consider him one of my top marketing mentors, so when he offered to create a post, I jumped at  the chance.  His book, The Warden of Everfeld: Memento, is out now, and I’ve already ordered my paperback version and added it to my impossible to whittle down TBR list on Goodreads.   So, if you’re like me, and you feel like marketing is a tough nut to crack, please see below.


When I tell people I used to use PPC marketing as part of my job, they give me funny looks. When I tell them that I am now using PPC marketing to promote my first novel, they’re downright flummoxed.

But Pay-Per-Click Marketing is really quite simple: you pay a particular service to feed…

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Friday Write-Day: Vacation Writing

Busy week. My western adventures, as Jessie called them, ended yesterday.

From Colorado to Nevada and even California, I’ve seen a lot of beautiful vistas and lakes. I also managed to write a fair bit in my draft for The Warden of Everfeld: Legacy. Continue reading Friday Write-Day: Vacation Writing

Friday Write-Day: All the W.I.P.!

This has been a tough week, mainly due to stress at work. Unfortunately, I haven’t quite mastered compartmentalizing work stress from my home life, so I needed a break from computer-related endeavors.

In short, I didn’t write much this week.

I did, however, get myself a bit more organized for my upcoming works-in-progress. Note the plural there. Continue reading Friday Write-Day: All the W.I.P.!

Friday Write-Day: The Pre-Order Recap

Welp, my novel has officially been published. I must say, a full day after publication, I feel…

Relieved.

The preparation and waiting for publication were a bit stressful, but all the other parts were fun. Continue reading Friday Write-Day: The Pre-Order Recap

The Warden of Everfeld: Memento Available in Print Tomorrow

The Warden of Everfeld: Memento will be available to purchase on Kindle and in print from Amazon tomorrow, July 18!

Click here to get your copy now: https://www.amazon.com/Warden-Everfeld-Memento-Steven-DAdamo-ebook/dp/B07FGG23K7Fair warning, the Kindle version of WoEM will increase in price as of midnight. If you’d prefer to pay $2.99 rather than $4.99 for the ebook version, then you still have a chance to do so.

The print version will be available to order for $12.99.

For information about The Warden of Everfeld: Memento, check out this page: https://eveningsatellite.com/warden-of-everfeld-memento/

Thank you to those of you who pre-ordered the Kindle version over the last month. It’s been really encouraging to see a bit of genuine interest in my novel.

And thank you also to the friends and family who have purchased print copies directly from me. Your support and enthusiasm has been the highlight of the last month for me.

I hope you all enjoy my novel.

Once again, here’s where you can order: https://www.amazon.com/Warden-Everfeld-Memento-Steven-DAdamo-ebook/dp/B07FGG23K7

I’m not sure what the next step is now that I’m Published with a capital ‘P’, but I’m really excited to take it. For now, I’m just going to keep writing.

Steve D

Friday Published-Day: The Work Continues

This has been a pretty big week, if only symbolically.

I officially made The Warden of Everfeld: Memento available for pre-order on Kindle before both the Kindle and print versions are published on July 18.

That’s a pretty big deal for me, anyway.

Other than that, I’ve done a lot of mental gear-turning over what comes next, both before WoEM is released to the world and after it’s out.

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