Writers: Beware of the Investment Gap

This made me think abut my work and how I view it. I’ve been going through my head and trying to get myself righted again. What do you think? What types of writing do you like and what makes you run away screaming from it?

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If you ask a proud native Portuguese speaker if their language is very different from Spanish, they might say, “Of course, Portuguese is very different! How dare you?” Some slapping and spitting might be involved.

In practice, there are many similarities and Spanish people can often understand Portuguese speakers quite well.

Welcome to the Investment Gap. 


The Investment Gap can hurt you.

An in-depth article on book design will tell you that page 1 has to start on the right. Deeper dives into old-school book design say a blank page should precede each new section. That would look wrong to many eyes but you’ll also notice a ton of praise gets thrown toward these detail-oriented articles — praise of other designers and writers, anyway.


Here’s the thing: most readers don’t even notice, let alone care. That’s not a Knowledge Gap. That’s the Investment Gap. 

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RELEASE: What Dwells Below | #Horror #Subterranean @Sirens_Call

It has been a busy few weeks with releases! “The Space Between” is one of my personal favorite stories and I hope you pick the anthology up to read it and all the other stories hiding under the streets.

The Sirens Song

Sirens Call Publications is pleased to announce the release of its newest anthology…

What Dwells Below

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Have you ever walked over a grate in a sidewalk or passed by a manhole cover slightly ajar only to find the small hairs on your arm starting to rise, or terror washing over you at what may lurk unseen?

The twelve tales in this anthology explore urban horrors waiting just below our feet… Whether it’s the story of four boys who go searching for an urban legend only to come face to face with something far more sinister, or a man who watches those who dwell below under the cover of darkness while secretly coveting their subterranean existence, or tales of persons gone missing who disappear into the depths never to be seen again, there’s something in this collection to keep even the most staunch explorer above ground for a long time.

What…

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Dying Time Is Here…

If you read the title with James Hetfield singing, Damage Inc., in your head... congratulations, I wrote it with him screaming it in my ears. Today, the wait is over and Dying Days: Death Sentence (on Kindle here) has hit the ground running. George, Harry, Frank, and the rest of the crew's adventures in Armand Rosamilia's Dying Days (check out …

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