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Voice Before Facts When Writing

by VJ Miller, Sr. © 2017
Planet of Statues cover
Issue #2

As I zero in on the final chapters of my next book, Planet of Statues, I stand at 25k words; where it will top out is beyond me right now. Planet of Statues is the second book in the series, Realms Uncharted Presents. I’d planned on a one story per issue format of 18 to 20k words; something easy to read in one sitting. As has happened in the past, one of my stories has taken on a life of its own. One short story, Beware the Pedaler, was planned to be only 8 to 10k but finally topped out at 18k. My novel, Mask of the Crime Czar I expected to be around 60k actually ended up with 85k.

Planet of Statues is the story of the hyper-ship, Searcher and its crew who are on a deep space survey mission to find planets similar to their own home world for either colonization or a source of elements they can exploit. The one caveat; any planet with intelligent life or what may evolve into such life must be avoided. Continue reading Voice Before Facts When Writing

Goodreads Giveaway Part Duex

By VJ Miller, Sr.

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It is late Winter in the year of 1990. Jason Parks is a disgraced NYPD Detective turned Private Investigator in his hometown of Philadelphia… and he’s also a Drunk. There’s nothing new about this combination; it happens all too often in detective stories. Jason has few friends on the Philadelphia Police Force; they have little regard for a drunken ex-cop. Because of his drunkenness, Jason has lost several clients and can barely keep his agency afloat. While staying sober long enough; searching for a Missing Person in the Pocono Mountains, Jason has a billion to one accident in which he acquires certain abilities. After laying comatose under three feet of snow the Aftermath of the accident opens up a whole new set of frustrations and tests of his resolve while dragging his psyche nearly to the breaking point. Continue reading Goodreads Giveaway Part Duex