This website has been in dire need of a facelift for some time now. Just the header and a few of the pages were updated today. Some new books are due out this summer and I will be adding excerpts, cover art and even a bit about the software and hardware I use as part … More An Ongoing Process
I read some interesting comments on “The Other Side” blog and a couple of friends asked me related questions in the last few days. This looks like a good time to share some more of my creation process. The Other Side link takes you to the blog of a Young Adult paranormal author by the … More The Backstory
Well, despite my misgivings, I’m finally on Twitter. You can tweet me here: http://twitter.com/MasterStevens
Disseminate So far, we’ve gathered a handful of separate files consisting of audio, video and/or still images. Then, we edited each of them using the appropriate programs. Finally, we assembled them into our grand production and exported the collection as a single video clip. Congratulations! Now what? The final step is to get your magnum … More How to Create a Trailer – Part 4
Each book trailer I’ve seen so far has three components. There is the visual content, the audio content and some text. The visual components can be either short video clips or still images. The audio can be the spoken word, music or a combination of both. We shall gather all three in this next segment. … More How to Create a Trailer – Part Two
This is a new layout (theme) for my blog. I’m experimenting with making things a bit more readable as well as easier to navigate. Opinions welcome, of course.
I’ve just done a bit of New Year’s housekeeping here. It includes moving some pages around as well as adding a couple more. There is a new contest with a whole buncha prizes. Check out the list of prizes and rules here. Some friends asked me for a little more information about the series of … More MySpace and Updates Here
I just joined the Technorati group. If you are already a member of Technorati and you enjoy my work, please click this link.
Those of us that love small bookstores have been griping about the way the big chains have been driving them out of business for awhile now. In a way, it is gratifying to see the big chains are now trying to kill off their competitors. From this MSN article: “Barnes & Noble is really complicit … More Book Wars