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The Romance of Eowain Amazon Kindle Giveaway!

In anticipation of the forthcoming release of The Wedding of Eithne on 25 April, we’re sponsoring another amazing giveaway! Their families have feuded for a generation. Marriage between their two clans would bring peace. The Matter of Manred Continues… The

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The Romance of Eowain Samhain Giveaway!

Announcing my first annual Samhain Giveaway! Because my work has been so deeply inspired by the Celtic myths and legends of my Irish forebears, it seems only fitting that—as the holiest day on their calendar approaches—I should do my own

Posted in Announcements, Fiction, The Romance of Eowain, World-Building

#RoE: In the Garden of the Lady Rathtyen

Note: this is an adapted excerpt from The Romance of Eowain, a forthcoming full-length fantasy adventure novel. Come check out this and all the great books in the Matter of Manred Saga at Newark Comic Con 2016 on August 20!

Posted in Character, Conflict, Fiction, Self-Publishing, Setting, The Romance of Eowain

13 Weeks to a New Novel

Some days, it seems like everyone wants to write a novel. I was re-watching “Shakespeare in Love” recently—I love that movie—and the scene in which the young Will Shakespeare discovers that the disguised Thomas Kent is actually the Lady Viola,

Posted in Fiction, Process, The Romance of Eowain, Writing craft

The Romance of Eowain is Here (or, Why Book Launches are an Act of Love)

“You’re a total narcissist when you’re launching your books,” a friend once told me when I asked for some book launch advice. Then he went on: “But you have to be.” My friend said these words as it came time to

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The Story I Haven’t Told About My Free Book Offer

You may have heard me mention I have a new book coming out. And you probably heard I’m giving that book away for a limited time. But I left something out. I’ve never been happy with the way my previous books have sold,

Posted in Announcements, Fiction, Self-Publishing, The Romance of Eowain, Theme

Thunder, And the Sound of Giants

When it comes to writing, publishing, and platform-building, I always advocate what I call “an experimental mindset.” Try something new everyday, and if one must fail, fail quickly and move on, learning from one’s mistakes. With an experimental mindset, any

Posted in Author Platform, Fiction, Self-Publishing, The Business of Writing, The Romance of Eowain

Crisis with the Cailech

NOTE: This is an adapted excerpt from the forthcoming full-length fantasy adventure novel, The Romance of Eowain. The Romance of Eowain: Chapter Five Scene Eleven The sun rose over the summit of Gluín, more than a thousand feet high. Fiery

Posted in Fiction, Self-Publishing, The Romance of Eowain, Writing Life

The Challenges of Writing a Series

My youngest daughter recently celebrated her twelfth birthday. Aside from being an enormous Potterhead, she also enjoys young adult dystopian fiction (Insurgent, The Hunger Games, etc.). Tonight, after dinner, she decided to embark on a mission to civilize me. Though

Posted in Character, Fiction, Point of View, Story Structure, The Romance of Eowain, Writing craft

The Plight at Gluin Hill

Note: On 5 July, 2016, The Romance of Eowain, a new, third installment in the Matter of Manred Saga, will launch. Pre-order now and learn how you can get your copy today, before it publishes! Below is an adapted excerpt

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Michael Dellert is an award-winning writer, editor, publishing consultant, and writing coach with a publishing career spanning 18 years. He is currently working as an independent freelancer. He lives in the Greater New York City area.
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