T. A. Bruno

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After five years of outlining, writing, editing, and working away, I am finally able to hold my debut novel in my hands. I received my soft cover proof copy from Ingramspark last Friday, still waiting on the hardcover but it shouldn’t be too far off. It was incredible to see it, there really isn’t any feeling like it. The thing is REAL now, a physical thing I can hold in my hands…. Read More

While I anxiously await the delivery of my author proof copies of IN THE ORBIT OF SIRENS (available October 4th 2020), I have begun my first edit on its sequel. Now that I am more familiar with the process, I intend to get this edit completed and sent to beta readers much sooner than I did with book 1. With IN THE ORBIT OF SIRENS, I completed about 4 or 5 edits… Read More

Previously, I’ve covered what I’ve learned about pre-planning and writing the first draft of a novel. In this post I hope to cover some of what I learned about the post-first-draft days, including preliminary editing and beta readers. As I said before, in your first draft you can allow yourself to be imperfect, because now you’re going to make it better. First draft in the bag, maybe you want to take a… Read More

Today I hired a formatter to bring IN THE ORBIT OF SIRENS over the finish line. Once her job is completed we are officially ready for Publish! I am so excited to bring this debut novel into the world, and I couldn’t have done it without a lot of help! I wanted to take a moment and thank everyone who has helped me during this quest to publish my debut novel. You… Read More

In part one of this series, I went over what I discovered during the pre-planning stages of writing. In this part, I intend to tell you what I learned during the hike. I was very naive to word count. I knew I wanted to write a novel that was what I considered “novel length“, so I picked up a few of my favorite books and learned they were about 350 pages. I… Read More

I have always wanted to write a novel. When I was in third grade, I wrote a really bad novel that never got finished. When I was in junior high, I wrote two really bad novels that were basically Metal Gear fan fictions. So, as a thirty two year old, when I sat down to get started writing the novel I intend to publish this year, I had put some mistakes behind… Read More