Author Archive: Chris

Chris Scalise is currently working on his fifth novel. Sadly, his first two novels are forever lost, but that's probably best for everyone. In his spare time, he enjoys cozying up with a riveting book like The Chicago Manual of Style. He also enjoys writing about himself in the third person.

rss feed

Writing Tips: Do You Really Need to Outline Your Novel?
By May 18, 2019 0 Comments Read More →

Writing Tips: Do You Really Need to Outline Your Novel?

To outline or not to outline — it’s every writer’s dillemma. Well, maybe not every writer. Some writers love the outlining process while others abhor it. But is it really a necessary part of the writing process? In his book Sometimes the Magic Works: Lessons From a Writing Life, author Terry Brooks (of Shannara fame) […]

Posted in: Writing Tips
Be a Guest on the Authors’ Row Podcast
By May 18, 2019 0 Comments Read More →

Be a Guest on the Authors’ Row Podcast

Attention, self-published authors: Do you have a success story to share? If so, I’d love to feature you on the new Authors’ Row Podcast. Set to launch in June, this podcast will take an in-depth look at the world of self-publishing, highlighting the successes, failures, triumphs, and learning experiences of authors from all walks of […]

Posted in: Podcast
Chris’s Author Diary | My Novel Is Finished
By February 4, 2019 1 Comments Read More →

Chris’s Author Diary | My Novel Is Finished

After nearly three years and several dramatic life changes (mostly for the better), my novel The Devil’s Lullaby is finally finished. Well, when I say “finished,” I mean that I have a complete manuscript. For the past two months or so, I’ve been exhaustively editing, reviewing, rewriting, adding, omitting, and obsessing to get every detail in order. I’ve […]

Posted in: Diaries
Chris’s Author Diary | Entry #1
By March 11, 2018 0 Comments Read More →

Chris’s Author Diary | Entry #1

Since getting back to my writing routine, I’ve set a personal goal for myself: write 1,000 words a day. It’s not much, but considering I work a 9-to-5 in addition to juggling various freelance gigs, it’s actually a fairly ambitious goal. The way I see it, 1,000 words a day enables me to finish an […]

Posted in: Diaries
Authors’ Row | A New Literary Journey Begins
By March 10, 2018 Read More →

Authors’ Row | A New Literary Journey Begins

What is Authors’ Row? Right now, it’s little more than a crudely designed WordPress site; in time, I envision it as a multifaceted resource for authors, complete with writing tips, author interviews, and even a publishing division. As this site grows, it will include information pertaining to outlines, the writing process, productivity, query letters, self-publishing, […]

Posted in: News