Thanks To Amazon Shorts

Well, friends, it’s unfortunate that Amazon Shorts is no longer accepting submissions, but I think we all kind of figured that was bound to be the case after such a long hiatus.

I just wanted to thank Amazon Shorts and my fellow writers for giving it such a great go.  I read somewhere that Amazon Shorts may have been a bit ahead of its time, and I think there may be some truth to that.  My dealings with John were always professional and courteous, and I appreciated his patience and timeliness.  And though I rarely contribute to the forum, I follow it regularly and have really enjoyed getting to know my fellow writers.  Sometimes things got a little tense, but I could always detect the passion behind everyone’s words.  After all, if things were always comfortable and polite, then there was little chance of innovation and enlightenment.

Of course, I was very disappointed Amazon Shorts came to a close in regards to accepting new material.  I had developed a rough outline of an eighteen-part serial, so you can imagine my misery when Amazon Shorts went on break after only two of my installments had been published.

But, that’s just the way it goes in the arts.  No gig lasts forever, and I’m proud to have been part of Amazon Shorts and thank them for the opportunity.  As a bonus, I’ve decided to continue work on my serial (Dr. Nekros: Occult Aficionado), and will instead release it as a three-book series.  I plan to write it virtually the same way, with several installments making up a larger story, but now I have the advantage of being able to edit it all at once and make sure each episode clearly meshes with the others.

While it was a real rush to publish my serial in “real-time” and face the danger of logistical errors and contradictions, I’m happy Amazon Shorts motivated me to develop a storyline I feel excited about and characters I’ve already fallen deeply in love with.

I want to wish all the other Amazon Shorts writers the best of luck.  I look forward to seeing all the great things I know are in store for you.

Regards,
Scott William Foley

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A Sketch of Xaphan from Dr. Nekros: Phantasms and Chicanery

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Above is the grand tormentor of Dr. Nekros … the demon Xaphan.  Fourteen years ago this demon slashed Dr. Nekros’ face and literally tried to tear his heart out.  Ever since, Dr. Nekros hasn’t been able to rest due to his obsession with getting revenge against the ghoul. 

Xaphan is mentioned in Dr. Nekros: The Tragedian (Volume I, Episode I), and Dr. Nekros’ ex-wife, Zetta, even sees the monster in a nightmare in Dr. Nekros: Phantasms and Chicanery.

The only question is … when will we see Xaphan again … and what will it mean for Dr. Nekros and Zetta?

A Sketch of Jason Willingham from Dr. Nekros: Phantasms and Chicanery

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This is Jason Willingham, a self-made millionaire and innovator in the field of digital technology.  He’s also the second husband of Zetta Southerland, Dr. Nekros’ ex-wife.  He and Zetta married eleven years ago when he didn’t have a penny to his name.

Ever the understanding husband, Jason is happy to help his wife try to save Dr. Nekros from impending disaster with the demon Xaphan. 

Jason is featured in the latest Dr. Nekros serial entitled Dr. Nekros: Phantasms and Chicanery.

Read Dr. Nekros: Phantasms and Chicanery (Volume I, Episode II)

The next installment of my Dr. Nekros series has been released though the Amazon Shorts program, and it’s called Dr. Nekros: Phantasms and Chicanery.

In this second installment, Dr. Nekros surprises his ex-wife, Zetta, with a phone call requesting help on what he says is an authentic haunting. With the support of her loving husband, Jason, she takes her video equipment and convenes with Dr. Nekros. But after spending the night on a loveseat with her former spouse and dreaming of the night he first came home after the demon Xaphan brutalized him, she doesn’t know what to believe about the haunting, her ex-husband, or herself.

To read this story for only $00.49, click here, or visit:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001356RP8/ref=cm_arms_pdp_dp

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A Sketch of Zetta Southerland from Dr. Nekros: The Tragedian

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This is a pretty basic pencil sketch I made of Zetta Southerland, Dr. Nekros’ ex-wife from Dr. Nekros: The Tragedian.  I really need to draw characters that I know I’m committing a great deal of time to because it makes them stand out more in my imagination and become more realistic.

Zetta is a very important character in the ongoing serial featuring she and Dr. Nekros.  Their story will unfold over three volumes with six episodes per volume.  The first episode has been released and it’s entitled Dr. Nekros: The Tragedian (Volume I, Episode I).

The second episode will come out soon.  It focuses on Zetta and is called Dr. Nekros: Phantasms and Chicanery.

Memo from the Department of Shameless Self-Promotion

Hi, there.  I was going to try to put this delicately, but let’s not mince words.  I need a solid.  See, I’ve got this serialized story over at Amazon.com.  It’s called Dr. Nekros: The Tragedian and it’s the first part in what will ultimately be an eighteen part series. 

I know people have been buying it, and that’s awesome.  I get to follow its sales rankings, so it’s not doing too badly, and I really appreciate everyone’s support.  But, it’s been proven that products at Amazon.com that have been rated and reviewed tend to do a little better than those that haven’t.

That’s where you come in (I hope).  If you’ve read Dr. Nekros: The Tragedian, I would appreciate it so much if you would take a minute and give it a quick review.  Just a few sentences, a short paragraph.  Heck, even if you hated it, something is better than nothing, right?  Don’t get me wrong, though, I like those positive reviews.

So, that’s the favor I’m asking of you.  I hope it’s not too much, and I really can’t offer anything more than my gratitude.  As always, your support of my dream means the world to me.

You can find Dr. Nekros: The Tragedian by clicking here, then scroll a ways down to a button that says “create your own review.”  After that, sky’s the limit.

Thanks,

Scott     

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