Grab Your FREE Chapter Preview of Syphons A Novel – (Synopsis)

A free chapter preview of Syphons is available by clicking here! Here’s my new synopsis for the back cover of my novel, Syphons. A hot new sci-fi available on May 3rd, 2019. (Just in time for “May The 4th Be With You”.) Here’s the synopsis again for your reading pleasure: Curvy, Fierce AND A Total…

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New Cover Design for Debut Sci-Fi Novel, Syphons is Here! (Yay!!)

It’s here. Are you ready?

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5 Struggles All Self-Published Authors Face & How to Overcome Them

You’re a writer who’s ready to be taken, seriously. Setbacks are common, whether in the form of an MS rejection or a lack of “likes” for a blog post that didn’t go viral. It’s easy to be discouraged when a lifelong dream and journey such as writing has a few bumps on the way. The…

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A Brief Update on D. A. Smith Writes Blog

Hiya Literary Fans, It’s been forever since I’ve created work that isn’t related to a giveaway or one of my novels, here. I miss posting some good ole’ blog posts. Anyway, here’s a quick update, I feel like a busy bee down here in Florida. Y’all up in the cold states, I hope you aren’t…

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Syphons, A Novel Gift Card Giveaway

Syphons, A Novel is my debut science fiction, new adult novel, which is set to be released on May 3rd, 2019 (pre-order date is on February 3rd, 2019). In honor of the release of my novel (synopsis here), I am holding a giveaway for you literary fans out there! If you love science-fiction. Enjoy diverse…

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Writing Science-Fiction for Beginners (Part 2)

In my last post of Writing Science-Fiction for Beginners (Part 1), I focused on what science-fiction was and the beginning stages of writing your first draft. Now, I’m getting into some of the tedious areas of creating great science-fiction. I could focus on a number of different areas and turn this post into a book…

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What Makes an Awesome Female Superhero?

What do you like about stories about female superheroes?  And, shocking author confession: Catwoman from the 2004 flick, and the heroine from my Super Ex-Girlfriend are some female heroes I enjoy watching on the big screen. But, this post isn’t about the movie heroes, and man, Hollywood makes sure we’re not missing out on heroes. …

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Writing Science-Fiction for Beginners (Part 1)

So, you want to write science-fiction? Well, good for you. But, seriously, do you want to write in a genre that is saturated with novels, and that has been around since the beginning of storytelling? (i.e. Ancient Greek Myths). I mean, why even write genre fiction. Wouldn’t it be more admirable to write a memoir…

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My Work Made Less Than a Dollar on Amazon, and I’m Happy (and not Starving)!

Please don’t laugh at my joy. Here goes nothing! I have a day job.  I take care of my disabled parent. I fix myself dinner. And, then I work on my writing from 6 to Midnight (sometimes longer). My hard work paid off. I checked Amazon the day after I published my first official fiction…

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