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.