Formatting That Manuscript

I have typed in Word for years, and I’ve maybe used 10% of the tools it offers.  Two features that I haven’t used until venturing into self-publishing are the Space After, the Section Break and the Page Break.  Surely, the return key is just as good, right?  Well, maybe for …

So… I made some mistakes…

I got the first proof copy of my book a couple of weeks ago, and there were more than a few formatting errors, even though Createspace said everything was fine.  It turns out that unless you have the formatting in mind when you create the document, there are going to …

Sticker Shock

  When you first venture into self-publishing, you know there are going to be costs involved.  Hey, if it was cheap, it would be a whole lot easier to break in, right?  But there are some things that might escape those keen observation skills starting out and sneak up to …

Bone Sliver Complete and More

Friday was a big day for me.  I apologize for not posting sooner, but the first novel in The Nova Chronicles is complete.  I put the end on Bone Sliver at around 12:30 am CST Saturday morning, and I guess I took the rest of Saturday to recuperate and crow …

Nineteen and Counting

Hey Y’all, If it seems like I haven’t been posting as much lately, it’s true and here’s why…I’ve been working on finishing Bone Sliver. I’ve got about five or six chapters to go before the first installment of The Nova Chronicles is ready to go to beta readers.  Beta readers …

Bone Sliver Back Matter Idea

So I’m thinking that since Bone Sliver is written in first person, the back matter should be too.  Let me know what you think!  Hit me up on Facebook or by email! Thanks, D.E. Chandler BONE SLIVER So, I’m the guy who failed.  I failed to save the world, and …

New Semester and Chapter 9

School will be starting Monday for me, but if my grades hold, I will graduate with my Associate’s degree this year.  Starting Fall 2015, I plan to be pursuing my Bachelor’s.  Still looking at transfer college options, but OSU and NSU are likely candidates.  Not sure what I’ll do after …

New Page and Story

Heya all! I have just posted a new short story.  “Hand of Justice” is now listed in the brand new page Flash Fiction here at dechandlerwrites.com ! Give it a look!  If you like it and would like to get all the latest updates on the site, my life, and writing, along …

A Word From the Feline Overlord

And that was exactly the look she gave me as kitty took over my map as I was world-building a while back.  As I was working on an urban fantasy, I was using an actual world map, which kitty decided was a great place for her to flop.  After a …