Writing Quotes

I am living this quote– The rewrites are a struggle right now. Sometimes I wish writing a book could just be easy for me at last. But when I think about it practically, I am glad it’s a struggle. I am (as usual) attempting to write a book that’s too hard for me. I’m telling […]

How to Write 10,000 Words a Day

When I was getting the feeling I was writing the wrong book, my writing output dropped from about 2,000 words a day to fifty.  This was writer’s block and it was exasperating.  I wanted to write more, but couldn’t.  I would sit in front of the computer and doze off. Then it got so painful, […]

Writer’s Block – It’s Not Real

I knew there was no such thing as writer’s block, I knew that it all had to come down to inspiration, I needed to get excited about my story. After finishing book two I thought book three in my trilogy was only going to take me a few months to finish, after all, I already […]

Time Change Book Three: The Way Back – My Trilogy

I never meant to write a trilogy while I was writing the first book–it just happened. I meticulously outline and plan, personal wiki and mind map and this pants me. Book one and book two were actually just one long book split in half. Book three came from three places: from book club discussions, email […]

Free Writing Stuff

I’ve got to start with these writing memes .  .  . (right-click your mouse and “save picture as” on anything you want to save).   As much as I like Captain Picard he is merely pointing out the obvious.   Whereas these Avengers are pointing at me and their statement is much more visceral . […]

Using technology to help write a book.

I love writing books and I love technology.  It seems like mash-up waiting to happen. I like writing my outline and first drafts out in longhand. I have dozens of notebooks filled with books, stories, pictures, diagrams, maps and outlines.  I’ve gone through a myriad of styles and kinds, some romantic and fun like the […]

How Many Books Are They Selling?

There is a way to tell how many copies of a book an author is selling  by looking at their Amazon book page.  Why is this important?  Market research? Curiosity?  A tool to help one dream? To Inspire?  Whatever your reason there is a way to tell approximate sales. Here is your Rosetta stone, under […]

Doing Research for a Book

I received this question on the Amazon Sales Page for my book “Time Change Book One: The Jump”. It was under the Forums section near the bottom of the page, “discussions”. “I was wondering how the writer learned to know and research real people who would have loved it that time and place in civil […]

I Love When Reviews Look Like This!

Wow!  What a review for my new book “Time Change Book One the Jump” . . . Time Change – Book One: The Jump, By Alex Myers – A Review Posted: Saturday, February 02, 2013 by Rain Stickland Time Change Book One: The Jump by Alex Myers ASIN: B00B52SOU0 Official Author Bio [Alex Myers is an […]

It Only Took Me 14 Years To Write This Book.

My new time travel book is out Time Change Book One: The Jump. It started out as a way to woo my wife, then girlfriend, Renata.  There was nothing veiled about it.  The protagonist was me, my love interest was her, her father and brother were in it   We lived in Dallas at the time, […]