Friday, October 19, 2012

Halloween IAP: Apparition

Welcome to today's Halloween Indie Author Promotion!

Michaelbrent Collings --Apparition


Q: What is Apparition about?

Every year, thousands of children are killed ... by their own parents.  Now, Shane Wills is about to discover why. About to discover an evil that has existed since the beginning of time.  An evil that invades loving parents and turns them into something else. An evil that feeds on the blood and despair of dying children.  An evil that most people will never know, because they cannot perceive the APPARITION.

Q: What movie rating would you give your story?

A: R for content (it deals with filicide)

Q: What advice do you have for those wanting to self-publish?

Don't suck.  I say that tongue-in-cheek, but there's some truth to it.  If you want to be a writer, that's fine and dandy - all that's required is that you put ink to pen, use a stick to make squiggles in the dirt, or whatever.  If you want to be a PROFESSIONAL writer, that's a whole other story.  Professionals are people who are good enough at what they do that they expect to be paid for it.  You don't pay for squiggles in the dirt (or at least, I don't).  So if you want others to plunk down their hard-earned money for YOUR squiggles, do your darndest to make it worth their while.  Learn your craft.  Practice.  Go to writers' retreats and get a mentor if possible.  Do everything possible to create the best work in the world.  Not just YOUR best, but THE best.  Because if you aren't going to improve the marketplace, you aren't going to make money or find much satisfaction in what you do.

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1 comment:

  1. That is a freaky cover! I like it.
    But I'll have to think about the book. That's a hard topic.