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Feb 25, 2016 - Books, EReaders, News, Thoughts, Writing    No Comments

Proofs From Publisher

Proofs

My proofs are in from the publisher. I have found a few issues that I have to correct. It is a great feeling having this in my hands after working on it for a year. It proves to me that writing does take time. You start with free writing, where you get your thoughts onto the page. Then there is the clean up. Then you have to have a few reads to dig into the details.

Once I get my final touches on the book and have a few test readers read the book I will be able to have a release date. But for now I am enjoying sharing the pics of my first run copies of the book.

Little about the story. This is a look into what can happen when a really good family meets evil. I started this story just like anyone else does with an idea. I was walking in the mall one day watching as people walked by. I turned to my wife and asked her what she thought of an idea for a book? She turned to me and said that it sounded like a really good idea for the book. So I went home that evening and began writing Random Numbers.

I am not sure yet how to dig up test readers? Keep watching this blog also please drop me a comment if you would like to be considered.

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May 30, 2014 - Writing    No Comments

New Novel

I have had many of you emailing me and Face Booking wanting to know when my next novel will be released. Writing is a slow moving process, much like pouring syrup out of a bottle.

At this point I am 60,000 words into my story. I would give you some of the story line but a artist never shows their work until it’s time.

Once this book is completed it will go to my proof readers. The next stop is to an agent who’s job it is to get this book published and into the book stores. And no I am not giving away the title either.

But thanks to all of you who have been writing. I am still writing and I am not a one book wonder. Keep watching for future progress on this upcoming novel.

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Feb 27, 2014 - Books, Writing    No Comments

A Remembered Day

I am happy to announce that my first book is published and available on Amazon for the Kindle only. I published this story as an e-book.

This is a short story and gives you a look into the life of a devoted father and and loving husband. I hope you enjoy the book and please let me know in the comment section.

To buy the book please visit here: Buy A Remembered Day

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Feb 27, 2014 - Books, Writing    No Comments

Writing A New Book

Writing fiction is something I have always wanted to do. Now having my first book in the publishing stage I have began pounding away and my new short story. I would love to write a full novel but it seems to me that I tend to rush my stories and push them to the end to quick.

I don’t really enjoy writing filler as much as I enjoy telling the story. I enjoy writing books more as short stories. These stories are focused on ten to twelve chapters. I hope to capture the many people in life that I hear from that always have these statements. I have no time to read or books take to long to get through.

I will be posting soon my first published book in the hopes that you will pick up a copy.

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Dec 29, 2013 - Thoughts, Writing    No Comments

Ever Wonder How A Story Begins?

First we dig into our brains or we keep a open eye and mind as we are driving. What we are hoping to capture is something to begin or use in our story telling.

As we drove yesterday to to the local Amish Country I noticed a little road side store called Bessey’s Market. Just a little place sitting off the side of the two land road. I asked my wife to grab a paper and pen and write the name down so that I may use it later in a story? We then past another place that I thought would be just as interesting called Lake Side Dinner. I liked the second place because it looked deserted and run down. In my mind flashed a story around this little dinner.

Stories come from all over the place. Even if you are not hoping to one day become a writer. Maybe just jot down some notes about where you have been. This may help your mind grab those memories one day when we begin to forget.

Thanks so much to you who reads this little blog. I know you can go anywhere and get your daily dose on non sense but you decided to share mine with me.

If you have a minute please click on the LIKE button on my new Face Book page. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jack-Okorn/585497101522427

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Dec 20, 2013 - Books, Writing    No Comments

New Booking Moving Forward

It is funny that I am writing this new book and some how started in the middle of it; somewhere around chapter 3 – 4 maybe? I was working on chapter one last night and when I came down stairs for our TV time I told my wife I was writing chapter one, she responded with I thought you were almost done? And I thought I was until I noticed I never brought the reader into the story.

Now it is once again moving along. I have each of the characters created and now you know a little of their back stories of who they are. I really didn’t want to get to deep with their lives because I don’t want to bore the reader with useless pages.

Just an update, I am sure after I get it more completed I might have a little sample on this site to share with you?

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Dec 14, 2013 - Books, Writing    No Comments

Writing Fiction

As I said in the last post everyone has a story in them somewhere. We all come from some lace and we all have had some sort of lives little straggles. It seems now that I am learning more about creative writing I see a new story everywhere I go. As I live life now I am opening my mind up to exploring different ideas with each new place we go. Even some of the old places. I thought of a story just the other day while at the mall. Fiction is just that fiction, not true, made up. But remember all of it does not have to be made up. We can use places we visit and things we know to write now stories. In reading Stephen King’s book on writing I found a new way to look around me and I also found that I can write about what I know without writing manuals.

I am working now on a book or maybe a short story is really depends on how it unfolds. I am also attending creative writing classes to attempt to learn even more about the craft of writing. It is of course just as much of a craft as working with wood or welding metal. There is an art to writing and there are rules that are meant to be broken.

The main thing to remember if you are entering into this craft called writing is this; do it for you for the love of writing and telling a story. If you get wrapped up in the thoughts of making money you would be better off learning the craft of wood working or maybe welding?

A final note is to write and write often hence this blog. I try to also work on my book at least every evening writing as much as a scene a evening. If I don’t I think I would loose track of my story all together. Last I downloaded a app for my cell phone that allows my to type thoughts for future stories when ever I am out and about. This will always give me a place or a topic for my next story.

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