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Doing Nothing is Very Efficient

Leeland's VoicesLife today has too many distractions, and I just recently uncovered yet another destructive modern distraction – the… dum da dah… PODCAST. Oh yes, believe me, those podcasts are an insidiously destructive evil force upon your ability to work. read more...

500,000 Words by December 10, 2014 Tracking

Dr. Evil wants one millionTracking my 500,000 word goal. In my December 11, 2013 newsletter "One Million Words in One Year! You're Nuts" I set the goal of writing 500,000 words in one year. I have many reasons for doing this and a need to track it (mostly for the fun of it)... read more...


Writer's Block Removed

Writer's BlockI've had a hellish month. I’ve written chunks of the last book, but as some fans have pointed out, the little meter thingy on my website is showing precious little progress. It isn't that I didn't have the time... Read More...


How to Protect Your Digital Valuables (Dropbox vs. Carbonite)

Computer Data SecurityA friend asked me which was a better backup solution Dropbox ( or Carbonite ( I can see the confusion of Dropbox as a backup solution, it does kind of look like one to most folks. As long as I answered it for my friend I might as well put it out for others too. read more...

Critical Author Defense from Flaming Attacks

Blocking the Flames ImageQuestion: Why write another article about editing?

Answer: It is important, often skipped, and even more often shortchanged.

In the beginning, books were hand written, and it took hours... read more...

FSF Net Author Spotlight with Lindsay Buroker

Lindsay Buroker and BooksNot only do I love reading Lindsay Buroker's unique books, she is also one of my mentors into becoming an Indie author. Her articles and advice for new authors help many new authors. Sometimes when Lindsay is in Seattle she lets me repay her for her helping me get started with a tasty beverage. The last time we were chatting, I managed to get her to agree to answer some of my questions publicly. I hope you will enjoy getting to know her as much as I did. read more...

What does it take to become a bestselling author?

Bestseller BadgeWhen I decided to turn my ideas into sellable novels, I knew I had a lot to learn. I had to create sellable books. I applied some skills I had learned years ago to becoming an indie author. The results have been better than I expected. In this short article I share the key lessons which helped me achieve my goals of becoming a bestselling author. read more...

The Duianna Imperial Calendar for Niya-Yur

Julian CalendarThe Golden Threads Trilogy is set on the world of Niya-Yur which was established 15,000 years ago by the combined races of the Duianna Empire. The Imperial time measurements where a blend of the calendars used by the various races. This is a source article describing the Niya-Yur calendar established at the height of the Duianna Empire's influence. read more...

Storage Technologies Should Persist for 2,400+ Years

Ancient BooksIt is interesting to consider that the thoughts of one person who lived in a society which seems familiar yet alien 2400 years before I was born are not only still available to be inspected in their near original state but are communicated to me in a device purchased by my Father when I was born over 4 decades ago. Even more interesting is the thoughts of my father (and countless others) on the thoughts of that 2400 year dead man regardless of age are also available. read more...

How to Sabotage Your Writing Career in One Easy Step

EditingIt’s one o-clock in the morning. Hundreds of hours of work are done and your book is really written. Congratulation you are now an author. All that is left is to watch the sales roll in. This is where a lot of indie authors make a common mistake that screams, "Hey, this is just a want-to-be writer who isn’t serious." read more...

Network of Fabulous Fantasy and Sci-Fi Authors

Team Lifting ResultsIf you haven’t noticed yet, I like to promote fantasy and sci-fi books. Mostly because I love reading great books in those genres more than any other type of book. But, I’m a little picky. If you are a fantasy/sci-fi author as I describe in this article, I’d be happy to cross promote books and articles with you.

Guest Author Cover Reveal: Cheryllynn Dyess' new book Calastan

Cheryllynn Dyess Cover Reveal for CalastanI'm very happy to have an awesome introduction to the fantasy author Cheryllynn Dyess along with the cover reveal for her latest book Calastan. Cheryllynn toiled over my questions for a cover reveal interview explaining who she is and what the new book is about.

Read the complete interview.

Who is this writer called Leeland Artra?

Leeland in space helmetAre you sure you want to know?

"Ali's Bookshelf" asked me this question and left it open ended on how I answered. To answer the question I poked at my photo archives and the answer came with pictures.

Read the complete article... (I hope you enjoy my answer)

Release Giveaway - Thread Strands

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Volnun and the Deep Wood (Part One)

Volnun MessaeBehind Thread Slivers and Thread Strands, there is a complete history. With 15,000 years of history, there’s been time for heroes and legends unique to Niya-Yur to form. One of the fabulous legends of Niya-Yur is Damega’s flying ship the Emerald Heart. Was it real? Ticca seems to believe in it, and there is plenty of evidence, like the steel loop anchoring platform that is the fourth story of the Blue Dolphin Tavern. Where did Damega get this ship? Has there only been the one, or were there ever more than one? The combined legends around the Emerald Heart are too much to explain in a simple short story. Instead of telling the legend, I thought it would be more fun to explore it from the viewpoint of some of the people of Niya-Yur, in a mini-series.

Here is part one of a mini-series to introduce you to the origins of the Emerald Heart, Damega’s legendary flying ship.


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