Friday, March 11, 2022

Monkey Audiobook Pre-Order


You've been asking for it, and now you can pre-order the Monkey audiobook narrated by Rikk Wolf of Robot Co-Op! The audiobook itself is still in production and is on track to be finished by Christmas 2022. You can be among the first to hear it by pre-ordering it here! Your information will be stored and a DRM-free version of the audiobook will be sent to you upon completion!

What is Monkey? Great question! Here's the official blurb from Dot Info Publishing:

This is a story about a monkey. A talking, wish granting, chain smoking monkey. He's been doing this for a long time, but doesn't quite remember where he came from, why he's a wish granting monkey, or even why is name is Monkey. There are lots of wish granting rules he has to follow. This can be a challenge sometimes, but he doesn't let it bother him as he goes about his life at a zoo near Poughkeepsie, New York. One day, though, his home and master are attacked and life is never the same again. He has to find a new master and sets off on an insane adventure of murder, love, revenge and publishing.

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Sunday, November 7, 2021

3 Early Novels Re-released!

So many of you are wondering what to read now that you've finished with Monkey. Well, good news! I have re-released the novels I wrote while I was in the Army. Back then I published them under a pen name, but now I am proudly attaching my real name to them! So take a gander, why not?

Sunday, May 30, 2021

Rules for Writers


1. Respect the reader. The story does not belong to the writer when it is being read, it belongs to the reader. You provide the words, they provide everything else. You’d do well to remember this. 

2. Minimize character and setting description. Limit it to one or two lines and let the reader fill in the blanks. 

3. Do not lecture the reader. The reader does not need to be fixed. Even if they did, it is not your place to try to fix them. 

4. Show AND tell. A writer that cannot effectively tell when appropriate deprives himself or herself of effective storytelling tools. 

5. Steal liberally. Like an idea, character, etc from a story or author you admire? It’s okay to steal it and repurpose it for your own work. As long as you change it just enough, its called inspiration and it’s totally fine. 

6. Start on action. Reel the reader in. Give them something right off. Life is too short for stories that don’t grab you immediately. 

7. Every scene must advance the story. Don’t introduce elements you don’t intend to pay off. Everything must effect the story or how the characters behave (which effects the story.) Eliminate all needless matters. 

8. Always be clear when and where the action is taking place. Nothing annoys the reader more when they have to ask “where the hell are they” or “what the hell year is this?” 

9. The words plotter and pantser... they are meaningless. Just shut up and write, no matter the method, get the words down on paper. 

10. Publishing is not a meritocracy. No publisher or agent owes you a damn thing. Remember that.

Dave Chadwick is the author of Monkey.