Author Archives: Andrew Updegrove

Venture Capitalists Run Amok (Again…)

Heaven help us all, they’re doing it again. The “who” are the venture capitalists, and the “what” is super-inflating another start-up company bubble. One of the subplots in my first book, The Alexandria Project, involved VCs, who I took great … Continue reading

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Interview: Senan Gil Senan, author of Beyond the Pale

“The beauty of Brave New World by Aldus Huxley shows us that a dystopia can be packaged as a utopia” – S.G. Senan I recently reviewed Senan Gil Senan’s excellent dystopian thriller, Beyond the Pale, and subsequently asked whether he … Continue reading

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Book Review: Beyond the Pale (Senan Gil Senan)

Beyond the Pale is a skillfully conceived and executed variation on the dystopian novel theme, echoing Aldous Huxley’s device of experiencing his brave new world through the eyes of a stranger. In this case, the protagonist is an “Outlander” named … Continue reading

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From First Draft to Release: Revise, Revise (Revise!)

The last thing many authors want to do when they finish the first draft of a book is go back to the beginning and dive in again. But that’s what it takes (usually more than once) to produce a book … Continue reading

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Book Review: One Night in the Hill Country (Felipe Adan Lerma)

One of the significant advantages of self-publishing is that the author has the freedom to write the book that he or she wishes, rather than conforming to a formula that a publisher (rightly or wrongly) has decided the marketplace will … Continue reading

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From First Draft to Release: Starting and Maintaining Your Task List

There are two ways to pass the time from first draft to release: doing your revisions first and everything else second, or overlapping the two processes. There’s something to be said for both approaches, but it will be easier to … Continue reading

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From First Draft to Release: Follow the Yellow Brick Road

With a first self-published book, finishing the first draft feels like crossing the goal line. The second time around, you know better.

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