Saturday, July 10, 2010

Novel Spaces Day


I'm posting today over at Novel Spaces. My topic is on what writing isn't and what it is. This is my first post as a member of the Novel Spaces crew, so if you get a chance I hope you'll check it out. Feel free to comment there instead of here.

I will be conducting the drawing for the prizes from my Killing Trail launch party next week. Probably on Tuesday. So, if you haven't gotten in on that drawing there is still time for you to comment on the Launch Party post. And thanks so much to everyone who bought a copy of Killing Trail. I will be posting more about the process of publishing the book next week.

Thanks also for all the wonderful outpourings of sympathy for the loss of my brother-in-law. I appreciate you folks so much.
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18 comments:

Deka Black said...

Great article. Nice, short and direct to the things you want to say. By the way, with your permission, i copy here my comment in novel Spaces. I think will be interesting to those who not read the article *ahem*

Here it is:

For me, the #6. I need to write. And you know, helps to avoid certain things. I quit smoking more tha 10 years ago. And i returned to writing for two reasons: ideas what i need put in words. And being busy with something what help me to no smoke.

And of course. if i go more than a single day without write, i feel bad. like i

Issa's Untidy Hut said...

I'm into the second story of Killing Time and I'm loving it! I believe the only two westerns I've ever read were Shane and The Ox-Bow Incident so these are interesting and big fun. As a young boy, I watched many of the old b & w western movies of the 40's and 50's and tv westerns of the 50's and 60's, so this takes me back. Of course, as a fellow lover of the adventure work of Robert E. Howard, this is hardly foreign territory.

Your laconic style, sharp eye for detail, and ability to cut to what is most important for the reader (and in life) are all admirable qualities. Thanks very much.

Plus, ahem, I'll always remember the author who popped my e-book cherry.

BernardL said...

I'm looking forward to reading the details you went through.

Charles Gramlich said...

Deka, thanks. I appreciate that. I know how it can take a lot of time to make comments on blogs so I'm always grateful for them.

Don, I'm so glad you're enjoying them. The first three stories are traditional western tales. The fourth one is a bit different, but also very short. Be careful though, next thing you know you'll become an ebook 'tart'. I have.

Bernardl, it wasn't as difficult as I expected it to be. And I did no HTML stuff at all.

Lana Gramlich said...

Nice post, baby, but you need to send them a better picture, I think.

BStearns said...

Awesome Charles! I'll definitely check it out!

-Bryan
www.sff-hub.com

Charles Gramlich said...

Lana, I don't really have a better picture.

Bryan, thanks, man. I appreciate it.

Erik Donald France said...

Cheers, man, and Godspeed! I'll move it on over there . . .

Heff said...

How do I go about getting an AUTOGRAPHED copy ?

Charles Gramlich said...

Erik, thanks.

Heff, well, if you had a Kindle I could use my pocket knife to carve my name in the back. :)

Demon Hunter said...

So sorry to hear about your loss, Charles.

On another note, congratulations on all that's been happening for you.

pattinase (abbott) said...

I missed the info about the death of your BIL. I am so sorry this comes on the heels of you mother's death. Some years just stink.

Charles Gramlich said...

Demon hunter, thanks. IT's been a weird month.

Pattinase, thank you. Definitely been a bit tough.

Cloudia said...

Aloha from Hawaii, writer

Comfort Spiral

ivan said...

Re the picture.

Oh how we liked to play Cowboys and wear those imitation guns.

Looks to me like a double action Colt. Is it?

Charles Gramlich said...

Cloudia, and to you.

Ivan, it's actually a single action .357, from the Italian manufacturer Uberti, but it's made to look like the old western Colts, of course. A nice shooting little gun.

Bernita said...

Still catching up...that is an excellent blog post, Charles!

Charles Gramlich said...

Bernita, thanks. glad you enjoyed.