The Midas Protocol Series
When Dr. Lawrence Bingham is brutally murdered in 1983 and his Gold Box is stolen, little does Hank Raglan, a brilliant young materials scientist realize that his life and the fate of the Universe might forever be altered.
Recent Broadcasts To space
CNN reports today that we may have already discovered the essence of life on Mars 40 years ago, according to a former NASA scientist. For crying out loud. Why are they telling us now?
On the previous post I pointed out highlights from a Writer’s Row broadcast on YouTube about book covers and how to make them. I thought I would share my process for doing just that. Here is what I did to design my book cover from Scratch for The Midas Protocol Book 1.
The latest episode of Writer’s Row concerns graphic design and book covers. It raises interesting points: How important is a good book cover? Do you need to hire an expensive pro or can you learn to do it yourself.
This article is about how to commit to a career in fiction writing—from my unique perspective because that is what I have decided to do today. However, this article may just as soon be titled: Do I have the balls to be a fiction writer (with all apologies to those that don’t have balls—but I welcome anyone to pick their organ of choice here).
My goal is to write a great fantastic book and to build a following for it on my author’s platform, which is this website, ScratchWriting.com. To do that, I am embarking on somewhat of a nutty idea. I want to build a community directory—a guide to the shops and services that are around me—in the northern suburbs of Pittsburgh.
I need to be more productive, that is for sure. There is no way the entire Midas Protocol series will write itself, while I sip coffee in the morning and think about the rest of the story. I need to quiet my mind, quit thinking, and start doing. I need to be mindful during that schedule and stay focused on the task at hand in the context at large. When it is writing time, I have to choose to write. I have to commit to write and I cannot be distracted.
I am not sure if this constitutes a legitimate approach to building an author’s platform or book audience, but I don’t think it hurts, and it may make the most out of a an unpleasant waste of your precious time anyway. Heck, you might just take solace the next time someone sells you out of the blue. Read me out.
Binge-watching episodes of your favorite shows does no favors for your brain, writes Robert Preidt for the HealthDay Reporter. I wonder then if binge reading is equally as bad?
Monday, August 12 - I stayed up late night and binge watched the entire docuseries ‘The Family’ on Netflix. At first I thought it would simply be a good series to put on as I struggled with a chest cold and aimed to drift of to a sleep on the family room coach. But, I was captivated.
I am now wrestling with what to name the Midas Protocol series, which is the most redundant thing I have stated yet in any of my blog posts. Let me explain.