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Final edits for CONSUMED BY WAR

I finished the first round of edits and have half of what I’ve done back from the editor for round 2 of polishing it up.  Amidst all of this I found that I wanted to leave something more for the reader, so I added a little surprise stinger at the end that will enable a plot point for a future book or short story.  It’s nothing big, but enough that I can go back to it soon and write more.

No matter what I do to wrap up this saga I just can’t help adding a little more for anyone who has followed the series or individual entries.  Perhaps all my future books will take place in the same reality as the current series, but on its own accord.  I love planting seeds like these, but what do you feel as a reader?  Do you like to have something to look forward to if the story is closed out?  Or would you rather there be no open ends?

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Day 27 – sCrypt Publishing

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Day 27 of #scrypthalloween looks at sCrypt Publishing as a whole. The logo, designed by @dpipito , was originally used only on the spinoff comics, but since we’ve grown and now have services that include editing, advice, cover art, and assisted publishing, it has become our “Script within the Crypt of the mind.” sCrypt Publishing brings those deep, creative thoughts out for new adventures every day. Check more out on my site http://www.rickpipito.com or drop me an email for inquiries. #publishing #book


Think, Sip, Write: ep34 – Movies for foodies & writers

Join us as we chat about some great movies aimed at our professions.  Any foodie, writer, chef, or reader will love our selections.  Comment with your own addition if we missed it. #thinksipwrite


Day 12 #authorlifemonth – Inspiration

As an author I get inspiration from a lot of my own personal experiences, but it also comes primarily from the people I need to impress.  My wife is a very critical person.  She’s had to be, and it is a great asset as it has taken her to amazing places, and continues to keep her name achieving new heights.  When I write, I know I have to impress her.  Even if I don’t particularly write in a certain genre she likes, I know that if she says “it sucks,” then it does, so for me, passing my work onto an editor, must pass her screening first.  It’s what helps me improve and learn.

Of course I also have to include my son and daughter.  They are both direct inspiration for the characters I created in my 2 children’s books: A LITTLE GIRL IN THE LAND OF THE HICCUPS, and A LITTLE BOY IN THE LAND OF THE SLEEPLESS KNIGHTS.

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Day 11 #authorlifemonth – Swag

Nothing says writing like a cup of coffee.  It’s an author’s best friend.  Mine this morning is in a mug I was given as a gift.  It shows a few of my book covers, and makes the sip even tastier.

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Day 9 #authorlifemonth – Killed Darlings

*spoiler alert* For Day 9 #authorlifemonth I made a little memorial post to some killed off characters. I admit shedding tears when they died as I’ve grown with them over the years since my first book. I do get recurring questions from readers… “Are they really dead?” Hmmm good question indeed.

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Day 8 #authorlifemonth – Awesome moment

Today’s #authorlifemonth post was hard to narrow down.  I’ve been fortunate enough to have many “awesome moments”, so singling one out is too difficult.  Each stands alone with individual meaning for me.  I’ve got news to share soon, but until I’m allowed to say something, these are a few of my fondest writing moments.

I collaged the following: Seeing my books at major retailers, being placed in the top 25 of independent authors, and heartwarming reviews will always keep my spirits high.

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Day 6 of #authorlifemonth – writing music

More times than not I enjoy listening to silence while writing.  This past weekend, the music I enjoyed while writing was the sounds of water flowing at Crystal Springs Resorts.  #authorlifemonth feels so serene.crystalspr


Day 5 #authorlifemonth – Writing place

Although I’ve my main office at home, I have been writing in some amazing places lately.  This week I had the pleasure of spending time at Crystal Springs Resorts.  Here’s my in suite view.

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#authorlifemonth day 1 – the books

booksI took part in #authorlifemonth last year, and had a fun time with it.  Well, it’s February again, so I figured why not?  This is primarily an Instagram thing, and I AM doing it there, but here is just as good.  Day 1 post is to display all of your current books.

Here they are: DEVOURED UNIVERSE, PLANET ATE, GENETIC MORSELS, DEVIL’S DESSERT, TECHNO FEAST, SOULS 4 SUPPER, FLESH AND LEFTOVERS, BLOOD THE SECOND HELPING, BONES AT BREAKFAST, COSMIC ORBITS, ALIEN ENCOUNTERS, EVOLVED MUTATIONS, VIRAL UPGRADES, DEMONIC ENTITIES, GHOSTLY HAUNTINGS, IN CASE OF WEREWOLF, LEGENDS OF VAMPIRE, ZOMBIE INCIDENTS, A LITTLE GIRL IN THE LAND OF THE HICCUPS, NO IT’S NOT YES IT IS: ARGUMENTS, EDEN’S ORDER TRILOGY, PANDORA’S CHAOS TRILOGY

All books are available in print at Lulu.com, and for digital download at Amazon.com