Star Wars Loves The Big Wig

Seeing as how Star Wars and its characters play various parts in The Big Wig, it’s no surprise that Darth Vader, Chewbacca, and a Stormtrooper have all given it a read....

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The Big Wig is Born!

  The big day is here! After two years of mind-pregnancy, I have finally given birth to my word-baby, The Big Wig. Now my little darling is on display for the world to see, and I have to be honest—that terrifies me. The gestation period was lengthy—sometimes enjoyable, sometimes nerve-wracking, often fraught with morning-word sickness and writer’s block. Hours upon hours I spent in the cramped back bedroom of my home, nurturing my verb-child in the fertile garden of my skull-womb. Whilst hunched over my makeshift desk—shuttered away from my family, the electric glow of the laptop bathing my face—I grew my little time-snatcher day by day, hour by hour. I fed him plot and prose and dialogue, which he eagerly suckled through my keyboard-clacking teet-fingers. Larger and larger he grew, and much more rambunctious—had you placed your hand on my scalp, you’d have felt him kicking. Felt kinda weird. Now, I’ve finally pushed the little bugger out of my broterus. I’ve wrapped him in a warm, vibrant cover and displayed him on the shelves of Amazon for the world to read. What will people think of him—this child conceived of my thoughts? What will they say about my creation, whom I’ve showered with so much time and love and effort? Will they adore him as I do? Will they think he sucks? Will he grow a massive reader base, or will he wither and die—an also-ran in an already oversaturated market? I suppose mine is a fear that all new author-daddies and mommies face when they send their word-nursling into the unforgiving world of publishing. A little (big!) piece of us is being trotted out for judgment, and that can be a scary thought. Thankfully, the advance readers who’ve been allowed into the viewing area have given my little thought-baby some smashing reviews. Many of them couldn’t put him down! Whatever occurs, I’m proud of my verby young lad. Bringing him into the world has been one of the greatest pleasures of my life. Whether he revels in towering success or languishes in cold obscurity, he has been a wonderful experience. I’ve grown as a writer and a person, and I’ve notched a personal accomplishment that I can be proud of. The Big Wig has been big, big fun. And now, I’m mind-pregnant with his little sister. Shhh. J For those who’ve already gotten their hands on a...

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Show Me Your Big Wig! Edition 1.0

When you’re writing a novel (especially your first one), you want a LOT of reader feedback. Taking all the best comments and revising your draft accordingly will help to produce the best story possible. This week, I gave my beta readers and other close supporters a free advance copy of The Big Wig! I thought it would be cool to post some pictures of them with their new book—so here they are! [Show as...

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