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How to Write Authentic Dialogue

How do you write dialogue that makes your characters sound authentic? In this week’s video, Chris discusses four different considerations to think about when writing dialogue — age, education and station, relationship and social setting, and emotional state. Check out the video below for more details about how these considerations can help shape your dialogue.

The Deathless Quadrilogy Released on Audiobook!

The Deathless Quadrilogy (includes books 1-4) has been released on Audible!

Deathless Quadrilogy AudiobookWARNING: May Contain Egyptian Gods, Werewolves, Power Armor, and a World Ending Apocalypse

A pyramid predating all known cultures appears without warning. Its discovery throws into question everything we know about the origins of mankind.

Inside lies incredible technology, proof of a culture far more advanced than our own. Something dark lurks within, eager to resume a war as old as mankind. When it is unleashed it heralds the end of our species’ reign.

A plague of werewolves spreads across the world. A sunspot larger than anything in recorded history begins to grow. Yet both pale in comparison to the true threat, the evil the werewolves were created to fight.

“It’s like Indiana Jones went through the Stargate and ended up in Aliens versus Predator.” – One of the author’s totally biased friends.

This collection gathers No Such Thing As Werewolves, No Mere Zombie, Vampires Don’t Sparkle, and The Great Pack. It’s over 1,500 pages!

Get all 4 books for a single credit on Audible or get the eBook collection for 99 cents on Amazon!

Godswar Released on Audiobook!

The seventh and final book in the Magitech Chronicles, Godswar, has been released on Audible!

Godswar AudiobookNefarius comes and gods tremble

Nefarius has risen. She is implacable. Unstoppable. God after god is fallen and consumed, and each time the terrible dragon-goddess grows stronger.

Nebiat has stolen the Spellship, depriving Voria of its strength when she needs it most. But Nebiat’s schemes have never been tested by someone like Talifax, and she will finally discover she’s not as clever as she believes.

One possibility of victory remains. Aran, Nara, and Kazon discover their true purpose, left by the elder god Xal when he planned for his own demise. With this contingency they have one chance to oppose Nefarius. One chance to stop the goddess that will devour everything.

If they fail darkness wins, and our universe will be extinguished. Succeeding carries its own price, one Aran must choose for others to live.

Listen now on Audible!

Find Your Intrinsic Motivation

What is intrinsic motivation? Intrinsic motivation is motivation that comes from within yourself, without need for an external reward or motivation. It’s something that gives you joy just by doing it. In today’s video, Chris talks about the importance of finding your intrinsic motivation for your writing as well as for other aspects of your life. Check out the video below for more details!

Why Authors Love Wonderdraft for Mapmaking

What is Wonderdraft? It’s a neat tool Chris uses to easily make custom maps for his books (and other worldbuilding projects). In this week’s video, Chris shows the types of things you can do with Wonderdraft and why it might be useful for authors. Chris has no affiliation with Wonderdraft. He just enjoys using it. Check out the details in the video below!

Get Fired Up

Today, Chris talks motivation in his weekly video. He discusses a method he uses to get fired up and get excited about what he’s working on. Improving your mood can have profound effects on your life, your work, and even the people around you. Check out the video below to hear Chris’s thoughts (and watch for the Bert cameo).