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Almost finished with the Visitations manuscript

Filed under: Thriller — Ernesto Oporto @ 6:54 PM, June 30, 2014

It has gone through seven revisions, much removing of irrelevant stuff that does not move the plot, any additions to create a couple of subplots, a lot of work on grammar, line editing, looking for typos that the grammar checker or the dictionary does not find (word exists in a dictionary but is out of context).
Should finish today. Then I get to start sending query letters.

Sixth Draft of Visitations Thriller

Filed under: Uncategorized — Ernesto Oporto @ 4:31 PM, June 22, 2014

Ok, the manuscript has been sitting on the shelf for a month now. It’s time to make the next major revision.

I’m going to make the Chapters shorter, with fewer scenes, which will allow me to add more page turners and surprises at the end of the chapter.

And I’m going to be nastier with the male lead, hurt him some more, kill another of his friends, keep the tension growing.

Updated the Visitations Thriller Novel

Filed under: Uncategorized — Ernesto Oporto @ 1:43 PM, June 19, 2014

I just updated the first few pages of my new novel Visitations. It is a Thriller, about a widow and a farmer that team up with a being from another world to track a serial killer that is raping, torturing and killing young, beautiful women in a small town.

The Most Critical Page in Writing a Novel

Filed under: Uncategorized — Ernesto Oporto @ 10:57 PM, June 13, 2014

It is the Query Letter, a balancing act in a high wire, you want to sell your novel, make it an interesting read for your prospective Agent, and keep it simple at the same time. Be concise.

Perseverance

Filed under: Uncategorized — Ernesto Oporto @ 3:53 PM, June 8, 2014

This is a true story, I had a brother in law that worked for IBM and he heard it mentioned.

There was a sales convention, and the most successful salesman was asked what was his secret to his success.

He thought for a while and said, “I like hearing the word NO, I don’t let it get me down or discourage me. Because whenever I hear the word NO, I know I am getting nearer to hearing my next YES.”

I came to the USA with 100 dollars in my pocket. And I worked and learned very hard, I grabbed the opportunities with both hands.

I never let adversity let me down, I would pick myself from the floor and I would continue the journey being a bit wiser about what I needed to do. I got a BSEE and an MBA.

I have lived the good life. But I had to work very hard to get what I wanted, and I learned early that nothing is easy, there are no shortcuts, no magic words. You have to Persevere.

But the day that you say to yourself “I will persevere”, that is the day when your road to a good life will start.

Hi I Updated The Drug Lord

Filed under: Uncategorized — Ernesto Oporto @ 8:13 PM, June 1, 2014

Just to let you know that I updated the pages for my novel The Drug Lord. You can find under under Portfolio.

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