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Possible Book Covers - The Case of the Jade Dragon

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While I have been working on writing "The Case of the Jade Dragon", I have also been active in two other areas. The first has been developing a following and an interest in the Jonas Watcher Detective series. There have been a lot of false starts and some that show promise and I will share in future posts. The second area of activity has been in developing a professional looking book cover. I have four possible options and I am looking for feedback.  Readers and writers are the best people to provide the kind of help I am looking for, so please share you thoughts.

I am using the CreateSpace book cover creator and providing my own images.

The first cover has an image I manipulated after purchasing the rights to use it. The author description is light for the moment and I will add to it later. The image is an artist's view of a street scene of China town in San Francisco. When you click on the image it should enlarge to give you a better view. this is "Cover 1". …

The Case of the Jade Dragon - Chapter 2

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The link below will take you to my Goodreads page with the second chapter of the third book of the Jonas Watcher series. "What's New in My Life" I use to share my non-writing activities geared towards getting my name and the name of my product out there as much as possible. But I also want people who have access to this blog to also have quick access to my Goodreads blog. I hope you enjoy reading the non-edited version a chapter at a time, and I would like to get any feedback you have. If you haven't read the first book, you can eMail me at grposchman@gmail.com and let me know what eBook format you would like PDF, Nook, or Kindle and I will email it to you so you have some indication about the series.

Gene Poschman

Goodreads blog      Jonas Watcher Chapter 2



Jonas Watcher: The Case of the Jade Dragon - Chapter 1

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I have already posted this chapter in my GoodReads blog, and this is the link that will get you there. This is a Work In Progress, it has only had minimal grammar and spell checking  through Grammarly. Even so I am looking for feedback about the story. Every couple of days I will put up a new chapter until I am finished or unless my posting catches up with my writing. I do recommend that you read the first book at least, and the second book also. Of course, I do. If you haven't and would like to, you can get a free eBook of the first book, by liking my Jonas Watcher page and sending me an email telling if you want a PDF, Kindle, or nook formatted eBook.

The link to the First Chapter of The Case of the jade Dragon.

The link to Jonas Watcher FaceBook page.

My email address grposchman@gmail.com.


When Worlds Collide!

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No, it is not about science fiction, but about when you are relaxing and you come across something and your muse jumps out at you and hits you across the head with a two by four and yells, "Wake up and check this out!"

I am a customer of Renderosity and I get regular posts about what is available. Part of my relax and get started writing process is I will play a single round of a game and I will go through the Renderosity newsletter and see what is new. Then I will put on some music, mostly instrumental, sometimes from the Big Band Era, and sometimes more current like CCR. Then I settle in and I write.

Today in a Renderosity Newsletter there was a reference to a 3d model "WaterFront 1930s". I had thought about using a waterfront picture for "Jonas Watcher: The Case of the Running Bag", after all that is where Jonas is almost murdered and the story starts. I never could find anything I liked.

When you look at what Blue Tree Studio created, it is a 3D worl…

Should You Self-Publish?

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I have recently come across a number of people talking about the failing of Self Publishing. What they are really complaining about is marketing and selling of books. While I am not an expert in the field of Self Publishing, it is what I do at the moment. Why do people self-publish? There are a variety of reasons, but I can really only judge as to why I Self-Publish. I don't have the time to find an agent, and I don't have time to wait for someone else to discover what I already know. I am a damn good writer.
Should you self-publish? Beats the hell out of me.
I can tell you what I did. I wanted to publish a satirical comic book. I got online and found a marvelous software package called Comic Book Creator, which unfortunately no longer exists or works. However, I was able to use this software to create “The Shrub Chronicles”. But creating a comic book does not publish it. I wasn't looking to mass produce the book, but I did want to get it out there just to say I did.

Then …

Self Publish Marketing According to Gene

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James Patterson Master Class Gets Thumbs Up
When I enrolled in the James Patterson Master Class for writing fiction, I also started this blog. Initially part of the reason was because I wanted to share what I was doing in the class and offer up whether or not I thought it was worth the price of admission. I wasn't sure what to expect, I had taken a number of classes in writing fiction and I always did well in the classes. This was an opportunity to get information from a very successful writer, even if it wasn't really first hand, though there was the possibility of him reading something I did and commenting.
I have completed the course, and I continue to review lessons and I still participate in the Facebook group. What I like is that I can review the videos as often as I wish. There are only a couple of hours, but it is after all James (Bloody) Patterson and he is an extremely successful writer. It was $90 to take the class and it is money well spent. I continue to learn and…