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Flashes From The Verse: Ash In The Tunnels

The tunnels in the lower levels were always dark and smelled of chalk. There was something about the dust in the air that made Ash want to gag....
Daniel Verastiqui
8 min read

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Indie Publisher Marketing Starter Pack

Not pictured: the worthless scratch-off ticket that was supposed to pay for the marketing budget.
Daniel Verastiqui
3 sec read

March 1, 2022 is the day. Probably.

I’ve been spending my free time trying to figure out a schedule that gets Vise Manor in your hands as quickly as possible. There...
Daniel Verastiqui
34 sec read

It feels like I sent Vise Manor to Beta…

But it has only been three days. Time moves differently when you’re waiting for feedback. You tell yourself that now would be a good...
Daniel Verastiqui
37 sec read

First Look: Vise Manor, Vaught Residence, Interior, Day

There's a well-known rule that if you intend to publish traditionally, you should never, under any circumstances, post excerpts of your manuscript on the...
Daniel Verastiqui
1 min read

This I Love: Dell 32-inch Curved 4K Monitor (S3221QS)

Big-ass monitors. You love 'em. I love 'em. We've both spent our lives trying to find the right one. For the longest time, I've...
Daniel Verastiqui
2 min read

Finally, Easter is Over

Content Warning: So much bird poop. Oh, you're still here? Well, I'm happy to report that we're now empty-nesters, and the Easter wreath can...
Daniel Verastiqui
51 sec read

Now It Is Easter Forever

We have squatters living on our porch, and it’s awesome.
Daniel Verastiqui
6 sec read

State of the WIP: The Fun is Over

My wife was headed to Target the other day and asked me if I needed more Coke Zero. When I told her no, she...
Daniel Verastiqui
3 min read

Now That It’s Done, What Do We Call It?

As a writer, I reserve the right to complain about the titling of books. In fact, there are a lot of things I am...
Daniel Verastiqui
4 min read

Louis Sachar and the Literary IDGAF

For the first three years of his life, my son has enjoyed classic books like Goodnight Moon, The Pout-Pout Fish, and The Going to...
Daniel Verastiqui
2 min read

Stories I Tell My Son: The Strawberry Farm

Once upon a time, there was a dragon. In this dragon's ear was the biggest strawberry farm you've ever seen. Everybody loved the dragon's...
Daniel Verastiqui
1 min read

A List of Authors and Their Twitter Bios

Like many independent authors, I'm convinced the path to publishing success begins with a killer Twitter bio. 160 characters are all that stand between...
Daniel Verastiqui
4 min read