Author Steven Lake

Authenticity in Writing: Practicality and Connections with Real Life
Saturday, January 25th, 2020 5:04pm
Keywords: Story, Ideas, Concepts, Real Life, Fiction, Advice, Suggestions

When creating a novel or book, it's always best, to minimize the impact of the suspension of belief, one has to ensure that their fictional story or writing is as believable as possible, even when things that the story uses are completely fictitious.  This includes the science behind it.&nb ... View More

Requesting Feedback: Release Dates and Updates
Thursday, January 16th, 2020 1:10pm
Keywords: Feedback, Writing, Schedules, Books, Release Dates, Editing, Updates

Hey everyone, I'm looking for feedback on something, and I wanted everyone's opinions on this.  Namely, on the current structure of release dates that I run, which is a semi-annual schedule of releases, with one in February, and one in August, on the first of the month in both cases.&nb ... View More

A Return to Print, And a Questioning of Audiobooks
Wednesday, January 8th, 2020 3:30pm
Keywords: Books, Writing, Stories, Novels, Updates, Status Report, Future Projects

Well, I don't like to be one who seems driven by the tides or the trends, but one has to admit that, today's publishing world isn't the same one we all grew up on.  Then again, we didn't have multiple different primary formats for books either.  Back then it was either hard ... View More

Latest Project: Cooler Shelving
Tuesday, December 24th, 2019 10:44pm
Keywords: Project, Cooler, Shelving, Woodwork, Food, Treats

Hey everyone!  Merry Christmas!  And, for your wonderful Christmas Eve/Day viewing pleasure, I bring you pictures of my latest project.  The purpose of this project was to create a pair of shelves to create a three tiered system within one of my coolers to allow me to bring several py ... View More

Offworld Chronicles 4 - The White Mountains is going for PrePublication
Saturday, December 21st, 2019 1:30am
Keywords: Books, Releases, Novels, Offworld Chronicles, The White Mountains

Usually when I do my books, or prepare to release them, I usually either like to wait until the last minute to release them, or I end up having no choice but to wait until the last minute to release them due to hangups or other things.  This time I'm done a good 6 weeks out from the release ... View More

Smashwords End of Year Sale!
Wednesday, December 18th, 2019 2:59pm
Keywords: Books, Writing, Stories, Novels, Updates, Sale, New Releases

Hey everyone, it looks like Smashwords is doing another end of year sale and, just like in years past, my books will be offered for either 50% off, or free, during this sale.  The titles that are 99c will be offered free, and the $1.99 and $2.99 titles will be half off.  So if you're i ... View More

Writing Status Update for December 2019
Saturday, November 30th, 2019 5:38am
Keywords: Books, Writing, Stories, Novels, Updates, Status Report, Future Projects

Okay, first off, before anyone crucifies me for posting December 2019 in the title, while posting this on November 30th, chill out.  You're legally allowed to do that as we're close enough for it to count. ;)  Anyhow, I figured to drop a quick blog post to update everyone on where ... View More

A Dream of Revelation
Wednesday, November 27th, 2019 3:11am
Keywords: Dream, God, Satan, Cat, Tiger, Hemi, Sin, Repentance

    Some of you who know me know that God works with me through dreams.  Not every night, and not every dream.  Sometimes it can be several months or more between dreams.  Sometimes it can be only a few weeks.  But it's infrequently enough that I stand up and p ... View More

Gold Rush Print Available!
Friday, November 15th, 2019 12:26pm
Keywords: Print, Book, Amazon, Gold Rush, Offworld Chronicles, OWC

For those who have been patiently waiting, we've finally been able to get the print version of Gold Rush up on Amazon!  So if you were patiently waiting on the print copy, it's now available.  Please enjoy. ... View More

Writing Tips of the Day
Thursday, November 14th, 2019 12:58am
Keywords: Writing, Tips, Tricks, Suggestions, Posts, Twitter

Here's a collection of some of my recent writing tips I've posted over at Twitter.  Feel free to share them with others as you see fit: Writing tip of the day: If your story characters aren't as real to you as those around you, then you're doing it wrong. You should know th ... View More

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