Saturday, November 9, 2013

Epic Music Mix - Best of Jo Blankenburg - EpicMusicVn

After months without writing this music is helping me find my writing groove again.

The next installment in The Book of Many Orcs coming, rest assured :)

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Sci-Fi Guys

Dear World,

Last month on the 10th of July I had the privilege of getting book one of The Book of Many Orcs reviewed and featured by William Van Winkle on the Sci-Guys podcast.

Find the podcast here (No. 130). The review of The Orc of Many Questions starts at 12:15.

Enjoy,

Shane


p.s. Orcs Book Two is going well, and the writing, if not the editing, should be done late this year.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Free Orcs

Orcs is free Wednesday the 10th and 11th on July. Get a copy!

In other news, book 1 of the Eyes of a Blind God and Orcs 2 are both progressing well. Fingers crossed I can get at least one of them out this year!

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

The Orc of Many Questions is FREE for three days!

Get your copy on Amazon now! The only way it could get cheaper is if I paid you to read it!

:)

Promotion Period: 8th - 10th of May 2013

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Blurb Tests

Blurbs can be a pain. I am still a bit stuck on what to use for orcs!

Below are some samples. Writing blurbs is a hair-pulling-out experience.


Blurb 1

A mountain. A dragon. Giants. Ogres. Axes. Stones. Blood.

And one little orc with far too many questions.


Blurb 2

Talking-Wind asks too many questions, far more than any orc should. His father always told him his mouth would get him killed, and swung axes in his direction often enough for him to believe it.

His father may be wrong though, for the mountain of Firebrand Peak is a dangerous place, filled with orcs, ogres, giants, and a lady dragon with an appetite too ravenous to be sated. Orcs are near the bottom of the food chain. They don't usually live very long, especially orcs that don't act like orcs.

Even more so, orcs that smell really good to dragon noses.


Blurb 3

Talking-Wind asks too many questions, far more than any orc should. His father always told him his mouth would get him killed, and swung axes in his direction often enough for him to believe it.

His father may be wrong though, for the mountain of Firebrand Peak is a dangerous place, filled with orcs, ogres, giants, and a lady dragon with an appetite too ravenous to be sated. Orcs are near the bottom of the food chain. They don't usually live very long, especially orcs that don't act like orcs.

Even more so, orcs that smell really good to dragon noses.

Death is inevitable for Talking-Wind, whether it is by stones, dragon fire, or orcish axes. The only real question is which will end him first.


Blurb 4

Orcs don't usually live very long, especially orcs that don't act like orcs. Talking-Wind asks too many questions, far more than any orc should. His father always told Talking-Wind that his mouth would get him killed, and swung axes in his direction often enough for him to believe it.

His father may be wrong though, for Firebrand Peak is a dangerous place, filled with ogres, giants, and a lady dragon with a ravenous appetite. Not to mention other orc bent on seeing him dead. Death is inevitable for Talking-Wind, whether it is by stones, dragonfire, or orcish axes. The only real question is which will end him first.

Saturday, April 6, 2013

The Orc of Many Questions: Close to the Light

Dear World,

The completed second line edit of the Orc of Many Questions just went back to the editor. Just the proofread to go now, so should be out within a week or two! I can see the light at the end of the editing tunnel now :)

Love to all,

Shane

Friday, March 22, 2013

Innovate!

Elon Musk: The mind behind Tesla, SpaceX, SolarCity ... #TED : http://on.ted.com/cTQX

Monday, March 18, 2013

The Orc of Many Questions: Release Delayed

Dear World/Fans etc.,

The Orc of Many Questions looks like it won't make the March deadline, due to a few delays in editing for quality control. No real issues though, should be released in early April.

Apologies / I make no apologies for delays due to quality (not sure which, pick whichever suits you dear World/Fan/etc.)

Cheers,

Shane

Saturday, March 9, 2013

EBG Sample Updated

Dear World,

The sample for Eyes of a Blind God has been updated with a new prologue.

Enjoy!

Shane Koyczan: "To This Day" ... for the bullied and beautiful

Inspirational.

Editor Round Two

The Orc of Many Questions has gone back to the editor for round two of the line edit. After that just a copy edit. Looking on track to publish at the end of March.

Stay tuned!

Friday, March 1, 2013

Deus Ex Dexter

I just watched the ending of Dexter season 6, and really wondering why the hell would Dexter carry around his drivers licence when he is planning to meet a serial killer? 

You would think that his dad would have taught him not to carry ID when he wants to kill people.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Monday, February 18, 2013

Friday, February 8, 2013

DICE QF WF1 LucifroN vs Scarlett Game 3

A great three game series. I would recommend watching them all. Great mech play in game three.

A Great TED Talk

Zahra' Langhi: Why Libya's revolution didn't work -- and what might #TED : http://on.ted.com/p1n0

Monday, February 4, 2013

Learn to Code!

Mitch Resnick: Let's teach kids to code #TED : http://on.ted.com/t1LD

The Right Way to Watch Star Wars

In case you want to re-watch  show a friend, or introduce Star Wars to your kids, The Vine has some great advice on home to do so.

The Machete order:

A New Hope (episode IV, the one people mean when you say “Star Wars”), The Empire Strikes Back (episode V), Attack of the Clones (episode II), Revenge of the Sith (episode III), Return of the Jedi (episode VI).

For the full article, click here.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

The Orc of Many Questions Sent to the Editor

Dear World,

The Orc of Many Questions has been sent to the editor. As said before, I expect to release at the end of March.

The editor's initial reaction was very positive. Eagerly awaiting her full feedback.

- Shane

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Gumiho v Creator - IPL Fight Club (playlist)

A great series between two top Koreans on IGN Pro League.

Writing on "The Orc of Many Questions" Completed!

Dear World,

Today I writing my second novel, The Orc of Many Questions. My first novel is still being reworked, but expect this one edited and released by the end of March.

Happy times.

Monday, January 28, 2013

Take that bugs!

I watch a lot of TED. You should too.

Hadyn Parry: Re-engineering mosquitos to fight disease #TED : http://on.ted.com/dNHW

Friday, January 25, 2013

So close

Very close to finishing my first novel.

Orcs will be done this weekend. Only editing after that. I do not think there will be major changes.

Expect it out in March!

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Monday, January 14, 2013

Orc of Many Questions: Final Cover

Hey world, here is the final cover for my Orc of Many Questions novel.

Writing will finish up this month, then it is just editing and publish!