Free Books and Current Research Plans


The Goodreads free book giveaway is in full swing. According to the website, 72 people have currently entered. If you haven’t yet, hop on over and do so. Here is the link. If you don’t have a Goodreads account yet, then make sure to go ahead and create that as well. You may have to in order to enter the contest in the first place.

The contest ends on Halloween!

The Jake Jeffries Facebook page is up to 61 likes. Remember, at 100 there will be a contest (the prize will of course include a free book).

The working title for the next book in the Dark Watchman saga is Enter the Dark Watchman. I’m currently in research mode for the book. On top of life experiences up to this point I tend to draw a lot of inspiration from reading other books, watching movies, and eventually I would love to travel to different locations in order to absorb inspiration from seeing the wonders of the world. Below is the list of books I plan to read and study both before and during my work on Enter the Dark Watchman:

Old Man’s War by John Scalzi (Recommended by Jim Butcher)

Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman

Skin Game by Jim Butcher

The Divine Comedy by Dante Aligheri

Batman and Philosophy: The Dark Knight of the Soul by Mark White

Batman and Psychology: A Dark and Stormy Knight by Travis Langley

Writing Fiction for All You’re Worth by James Scott Bell

Elements of Fiction Writing by James Scott Bell

Plot and Structure by James Scott Bell

Revision and Editing by James Scott Bell

Criminology for Dummies by Steven Briggs

Forensics for Dummies by Douglas Lyle

Scene & Structure by Jack Bickham

Writing and Selling Your Novel by Jack Bickham

On Writing by Stephen King

The Novel Writer’s Toolkit by Bob Mayer

James Scott Bell is one of my favorite writers on the subject of writing. His book The Art of War for Writer’s should be required reading for anyone that wishes to be a writer. Psychology and Philosophy have always fascinated me. Recently I have finished reading many books on the subject of Zen and Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl a holocaust survivor and renowned psychologist. It was a heart breaking, fantastic, and thought provoking read.


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