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Plotting and Pantsing - Plan your book or wing it?

Plotting and Pantsing - Plan your book or wing it?

When it comes to writing a book, there are essentially two types of authors. 

The first is the plotter—the person who starts with a bullet list or a story treatment or story beats, and follows that plan from beginning to end. These authors can be meticulous and exacting, or they can use a more "loosely outlined" approach. 

The second type, and the category I most often fall into, is the pantser. Yeah ... irony.


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Behind the Scenes: Evergreen

Behind the Scenes: Evergreen

Over the past 30 days I've released two new books, and a third is available for pre-order. So I thought I'd give a little bit of "behind the scenes" about the stories themselves, starting with Evergreen.


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Younger Kevin was a smart guy (Journaling to shape your personal story)

Younger Kevin was a smart guy (Journaling to shape your personal story)

This morning I decided to start going through my old journals, stretching all the way back to 1989—my first "official" journal. I have an old "Diary" that was sort of a guided writing book. But my earliest, honest-to-God journal started in a black and red records book.


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[SNEAK PEEK] "Sawyer Jackson and the Shadow Strait" — "Two Wolves at War"

[SNEAK PEEK] "Sawyer Jackson and the Shadow Strait" — "Two Wolves at War"

The second Sawyer Jackson book is done and in edit! I'm looking at a mid- to late-October release. Ideally, I'd love to release it on my birthday, October 12. So I'm diligently working on the edit now, and "Sawyer Jackson and the Shadow Strait" will soon be ready for your perusal and review.

In the meantime, I thought you might appreciate a quick sneak peek. The following scene happens early in the book, and becomes pivotal to the development of Sawyer as a character. It's one of my favorite scenes, and I think you'll love it. No serious spoilers here, but if you're squeamish about that sort of thing this is your chance to ditch out!

For the rest of you, I give you "Two Wolves at War."


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Preorder "The Lucid" now! - New serial fiction from Kevin Tumlinson and Nick Thacker

Preorder "The Lucid" now! - New serial fiction from Kevin Tumlinson and Nick Thacker

You look like somebody in need of something to look forward to. A fast-paced thriller about big-brother oppression and the suppression of free will through tampering with the water supply, perhaps? Yeah ... you got that look about you.

That's why YOU should preorder The Lucid today! 


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[NEWS] Sawyer Jackson is in paperback! Plus a special giveaway.

[NEWS] Sawyer Jackson is in paperback! Plus a special giveaway.

I've been waiting for this! 

As of today, Sawyer Jackson and the Long Land is available for the very first time in PAPERBACK! And if you're an Amazon Prime member, it has the very nifty-cool price of $12.34. It's like an obsessive-compulsives dream come true! And it's YOUR chance to get a little something extra. Details in just a second.


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[NEW BOOK!} Sawyer Jackson & the Long Land - Available 7/1

[NEW BOOK!} Sawyer Jackson & the Long Land - Available 7/1

I am stupid excited to announce that Sawyer Jackson & the Long Land will be available as an ebook on July 1, 2014!


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Writing day! Citadel: CoL in progress

Writing day! Citadel: CoL in progress

Just wanted to drop a quick note. I know I've slacked off on blog posts this week, but it's all in the name of a worthy cause! Today I am spending the entire day working on Citadel: Children of Light!

You can track my progress on the Home page. Throughout the day I'll update with the latest word count, and you can watch that little meter fill up to your heart's content!

I'm incredibly grateful to you for being patient and supportive. And I hope this will be enough to get you excited about the book. It's a hell of a story, and I really cannot wait for your to read it!

Soon, my pretties. Soon.


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3% — Citadel: Children of Light progress!

3% — Citadel: Children of Light progress!

Guess what book has some progress? If you said "Harry Potter and the Drunken Monkey," you'd be very close. But so very wrong. Close though. Read more to find out!


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Progress! "Citadel: Children of Light" begins, Books 1 & 2 get a refresh

Progress! "Citadel: Children of Light" begins, Books 1 & 2 get a refresh

Progress on "Children of Light!"

As promised, I am finally getting a start on this book. Also as promised, I'm re-releasing Books 1 & 2 with spiffy new covers, but even more importantly with spiffy new edits! There were goofs and glitches that bugged me about both books, and some pretty heinous ones at that. Some fairly stupid mistakes were made. And now, hopefully, they are all corrected [...]


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Kevin Tumlinson is the author of numerous novels, novellas, and non-fiction books, and the host of the Wordslinger Podcast. Try three of his best books for free when you download his starter library at kevintumlinson.com/starterlibrary.
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