Archive for March, 2016

Book Chapters


As a professional author myself, when I’m reading the work of other writers, I’m not just reading – I’m studying. Reading for pleasure has become a form of work for me. One thing I notice – and want to ask you all about – is a lot of authors varying the lengths of their chapters wildly from one to the next. One chapter my only be three or four pages long. The next night be fifty pages or so.

When writing, I try hard to keep all of the chapters within a given project around the same length. As a reader, I prefer that, too.

What about all of you? Do you like books in which all of the chapters are about the same length? Or do you like the extreme variance in length from one to the next? Or does it matter to you?

Scott Harper

Learning Curve


Today is being spent learning to use the cork board software I talked about in this post. The first project I plan to use it on is “Ravenesque: Un-Familiar” when I do the rewrite, and completion of that novella project.

Scott Harper

Sharing for my werewolf-loving fans: King John the Werewolf: The Hounding of Lackland — EsoterX

“I’ve always been partial to werewolves, perhaps because there’s a desperation to their plight that resonates” – Tad Williams Nobody liked England’s King John (1166-1216 A.D.) and history has not been especially kind to him. As the youngest son of Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine, he wasn’t expected to amount to much, receiving the […]

via King John the Werewolf: The Hounding of Lackland — EsoterX

Spring Break


Our daughter has been on her first Spring Break for the past week. So, having a 2-year-old running amok all day while I’m trying to work hasn’t been good for my productivity – as I’m sure you can all imagine! Today is her final day of break. Hopefully tomorrow things will back on a more normal track for me work-wise.

Scott Harper

DC Comics Writers Workshop


I just found out this morning that DC Comics – which you all know I’m a huge fan of! – is launching a workshop/class for comic book writers. Go here for details. I wanted to share this with my fans and readers because so many of you are also comic book fans, and/or writers.

Scott Harper

“Finding Bigfoot” Update


“Finding Bigfoot” returns with new episodes, kicked off with a 2-hour episode – on its new night beginning Thursday, March 31. This episode focuses on the Mount Shasta area, which is about 75 miles south of us here. From what we’ve heard, the episode that Desirée Lee and I should appear in – as live audience members – was the episode shot directly before the upcoming Mount Shasta episode. The show’s cast and crew filmed in Chiloquin, Oregon, and then headed south for Mount Shasta, California. The upcoming Mount Shasta episode probably isn’t the one we’ll appear in. We can’t say 100% for sure, though, given the close locals of what we expect would be two separate episodes. If this upcoming episode isn’t the one we’ll be seen in, “our” episode ought to air very shortly thereafter.

Scott Harper

Publicist Needed


I’m still looking for a publicist for my work. If you are one, and interested in working with me, please get in touch via the “Contact” page of my website.

Scott Harper

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