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I know it will be a few more months before you can get your hands on Vol.2 of The Nemesis Engines, so here's a little concept art from the inevitable #TheNemesisEngines Instagram campaign to get you salivating a little bit before the big day (which is only a few short months away). ...
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3 August 1914: Two days after declaring war on Russia and just one day after the French mobilization, Germany declares war on France. Several hours later, France declares war on Germany and begins to transport troops to the territories of Alsace and Lorraine, which France had ceded to Germany ...
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For the next few days, let's help some heroes.Thanking wounded veterans for their service is nice but helping them heal is even better. By now, we've all heard of the VA's recent (well... not so recent) failures. No matter where they are, wounded veterans tend to fall through the cracks. They ...
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 Yesterday on Twitter, Sunny Cervantes asked me an interesting question:Sunny is of course referring to this:Let me answer that in five parts:1) First, because the last thing anyone really needs is another book written about social media, especially right now. It's done. The "social media thought l ...
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Today is the big day! The Nemesis Engines finally debuts today on Amazon with the series opener: The Peacemakers.What you can expect:1. The story combines several genres - mystery, adventure, intrigue, retro sci-fi (think Jules Verne & H.G. Wells) and a even pinch of horror - so there is somet ...
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That's it. We're there. The time to send the first volume in The Nemesis Engines series - The Peacemakers - out into the world has finally come. After almost four years in development, the series is ready to start rolling out.The project started sometime in 2009. It began, like most things, as an ...
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Writing Challenges: overcoming resistance

Stephen King has written over 50 books. Chuck Palahniuk has written 15. Steven Pressfield, 13. All have seen their work made into movies. I'm only 2 books in, but I am already starting to understand some of the stuff all three have written about in regards to overcoming resistance and the day to day ...
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The crafting of a character: Harbert Pencroft

The accidental protagonist:I have a confession to make: Harbert Pencroft, the central character in 'The Peacemakers,' was an accident. He was the unexpected result of needing to add a character to the story as a narrative device. Not only was he never supposed to be a major character in the s ...
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I was having coffee with a long time friend last month, and naturally, we got around to talking about The Nemesis Engines, which was kind of nice because I spend way too much time talking about social business and brand management anyway. The big question - and one that  get every time someone find ...
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Just a quick reminder that we're less than two months away from the launch of #TNE1. (What's that? I hear you ask...)Well, ask no more. Here are the deets (and there will be lots more to come):The Nemesis Engines – Book One: The PeacemakersGenre: Historical Fiction, Adventure, Science Fict ...
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