Monthly Archives: November 2013

14 ways to tick off a writer

This is a great list below about ways to piss off a writer! And it’s scary how many of these things I’ve already encountered.

Here’s just one of the great ones from the list:

4) Email saying you want to be a writer too, and you notice the writer lives in the same city, and you wonder if he could spare two hours sometime soon to have coffee and fill you in on how this whole writing thing works. Do not give any indication that you have ever read the writer’s work or care about it in any way. Do not address the author by name. Just cut and paste.

And that list is not an exaggeration. Not even close. Believe it or not, the most insane thing I’ve had happen yet is someone I’ve never met or heard of emailed me out of the blue and asked me to take on a book series with them. But, wait, it gets better.

They had never read any of my stuff.

Although they did graciously say they were looking forward to doing so at some point. So, I’m not sure if they made the decision to spend the next ten years working on a seven-book series with me based solely on the look of my website or maybe my charm (hah!), but I’ll never understand that one.

Anyway, here’s that list: 14 Ways to Tick off a Writer

Keep the faith,

Stan R. Mitchell

Oak Ridge, Tenn.

P.S. I really appreciate everyone’s support of my books. Sold Out, the Marine Sniper/CIA thriller about Nick Woods, has gone as high as No. 21 in its genre. And Little Man, and the Dixon County War, a Western thriller that moves super fast, has gone as high as No. 34 in its genre.

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What I do every Tuesday and Thursday night. : )

I’m not sure I’ll ever reach this level (of aweeeesommmme), but I’m certainly trying. 

An oldie but a goodie…

Keep the faith,

Stan R. Mitchell

Oak Ridge, Tenn.

P.S. I really appreciate everyone’s support of my books. Sold Out, the Marine Sniper/CIA thriller about Nick Woods, has gone as high as No. 21 in its genre. And Little Man, and the Dixon County War, a Western thriller that moves super fast, has gone as high as No. 34 in its genre.

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Update on books sales and “Mexican Heat”

Yikes! It’s been too long since I’ve posted…

So, what all has happened since we last talked?

Well, the biggest news is I did an Amazon give away and gave away 4,000+ copies of “Sold Out.” Yeah. Wow!

Wow, indeed.

Needless to say my sales rocketed up after that, but I owe you crazy Stan friends and supporters huge props because if you hadn’t bought and reviewed my books prior to this, then they wouldn’t have been positioned to pull off what just happened. (I also gave away 1,200+ copies of “Little Man, and the Dixon County War” in October, which is no small feat itself.)

In other writing news, I’m getting closer to finishing the sequel to “Sold Out,” called “Mexican Heat.” Oh, yeah… Nick Woods is on the war path again, and this book is starting to feel pretty epic, with tons of action, even plenty of hand-to-hand, and dare I say some romance that’s pretty hot as well?

Oh, yeah. This one is going to be something else. Can’t wait to finish it and I’m so thankful that I’ll be having even more people help me as beta readers, helping me polish and improve it to levels beyond my own capabilities. (Had I not had a couple of Marine Snipers and several beta readers help me with “Sold Out,” it wouldn’t have been nearly as good.) Anyway, I’ll keep you updated on the status of it.

Before I leave, let me say thanks to all the Veterans out there. You guys rock and I appreciate all the hardships you endured to keep us safe.

Keep the faith,

Stan R. Mitchell

Oak Ridge, Tenn.

P.S. I really appreciate everyone’s support of my books. Sold Out, the Marine Sniper/CIA thriller about Nick Woods, has gone as high as No. 21 in its genre. And Little Man, and the Dixon County War, a Western thriller that moves super fast, has gone as high as No. 34 in its genre.

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