My Journal

where i write all my thoughts

"Writers spend three years rearranging 26 letters of the alphabet. It's enough to make you lose your mind day by day." ~Richard Price

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It’s that time of year again…

Hard to believe, but once again, NaNoWriMo is right around the corner!  So roll up your sleeves and get ready to write a novel!  Go to the Nation Novel Writing Month website and sign up today!  That stinking awesome novel ain’t going to write itself. ‘But... read more

Video interview about Dragon’s Heart, writing, and more!

The independent blogging journalist Da Tech Guy recently interviewed me about Dragon’s Heart.  I talk about the story, my experience writing it, and some tips for fellow writers.  I really had fun doing it, and I hope you enjoy watching it!     Video... read more

Interview About Writing

I was recently interviewed about my experience as a writer, and I thought I’d share it with you:   What does writing a book require? A lot of hard work. A brain is also a must. Fingers are a plus. But in all seriousness, there are three main requirements:... read more

Tate Update

If you haven’t heard the news, the CEO and the founder of Tate Publishing have been arrested on embezzlement and other fun things like that.  We’re still surveying the personal effect this will have on me and my book, but in the meanwhile we are selling... read more

In case you haven’t heard…

You may or may not have heard, but the company that I published with, Tate Publishing, is going out of business and this is causing some disarray.  There are still some details to be worked out, but I’ll keep you posted on what this means for the future of... read more

Hark! the steps of doom!

November is drawing near, and you know what that means: National Novel Writing Month!  Yay!  (Cue trumpets and drums) What’s NaNoWriMo you ask?  Well, as the name suggests, you write a novel in a month!  In November, to be exact.  And a 50,000 word novel, to be... read more

The Rules of Writing

Like all art-forms, writing has rules.  And like all rules about art, they are meant to be broken. First of all, if you’re a beginning writer, follow the rules.  You must learn them before you can break them.  Rules are meant to end in a certain effect.  Once... read more

Magical Beasts

Exciting news!  Well, at least I’m excited.  I added a new page!  Follow the link below to learn all about the magical beasts from Dragon’s Heart. http://www.akenneyauthor.com/fun-stuff/magical-beasts/ read more

#1 Fan

There’s a lot you need to do to successfully write a good book.  One of the biggest challenges, especially for a first-time writer, is just to actually finish the darn story.  To get from the first chapter to the last chapter.  There are a lot of reasons why a... read more