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Douglas Owen

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in Toronto, Canada
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Douglas Owen is a writer of fiction, science fiction and young adult fiction that is often described as descriptive, imaginative and ranging from the believable to the outlandish.

His first book, A SPEAR IN FLIGHT (2013) is a young adult fantasy, the first in a series of four books which includes A SHARP SPEAR POINT (2014). Mostly the novel is several stories surrounding three children trained to be protectors of the Realm. Books two, three and four are more traditional.

Doug’s third book, INSIDE MY MIND: VOLUME I, is a collection of short stories created through 2012-2014. He plans to publish short story collections every one to two years.

He is also a contributing writer and circulation coordinator for IndyFest! Magazine (previously Self-Pub
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A Question About Publishing





















Today’s question comes from Dai’Ja Reed who wrote, “Hi, I am a young writer finishing up my first fiction novel. I have questions about the publishing process and affordability of the traditional publishing route.”


First, it makes me happy that a young person is taking up the art of writing, so let’s dive into this ques

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Published on December 30, 2020 03:33
Average rating: 4.12 · 42 ratings · 13 reviews · 28 distinct worksSimilar authors
Spear - A Spear in Flight (...

3.63 avg rating — 8 ratings — published 2013 — 3 editions
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I Hate Zero-G (Rowlinson In...

3.60 avg rating — 5 ratings — published 2012 — 3 editions
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Inside My Mind

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China Girl

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Earth Blood

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The Hordes (Broken World #1)

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A Small Setback (Science Fiction & Fantasy)
1 chapters   —   updated Sep 23, 2012 11:18AM
Description: Just another day in the life of a Space Marine.
New (Literature & Fiction)
1 chapters   —   updated Sep 23, 2012 10:59AM
Description: Everything is new at one time or another
Captivity (Literature & Fiction)
1 chapters   —   updated Sep 23, 2012 10:53AM
Description: His story. You will be surprised when you find out who the narrator is.

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The Impossible Last Request by Andy Vaughan
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An interesting story with a wonderful interplay between the characters. I would not change anything about the book and am interested to see if Andy write
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China Girl by Douglas Owen
"First off, I received a copy of this book in exchange for a honest review

I had a hard time putting this book down. The author used several point of views to pull me through some disturbing situations, and I found at the end of just about every chapte" Read more of this review »
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Vinium by S.H. Jucha
Vinium (Silver Ships, #9)
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Omnia by S.H. Jucha
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Actually 2.5. Story is good, but the protagonist is too perfect and wins without even trying.

Repetition, POV issues, and grammatical problem tell me the work was not professionally edited. Probably a 20 books try.
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Actually 2.5. Story is good, but the protagonist is too perfect and wins without even trying.

Repetition, POV issues, and grammatical problem tell me the work was not professionally edited. Probably a 20 books try.
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Allora by S.H. Jucha
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Actually 2.5. Story is good, but the protagonist is too perfect and wins without even trying.

Repetition, POV issues, and grammatical problem tell me the work was not professionally edited. Probably a 20 books try.
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Allora by S.H. Jucha
Allora (Silver Ships #6.5)
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Actually 2.5. Story is good, but the protagonist is too perfect and wins without even trying.

Repetition, POV issues, and grammatical problem tell me the work was not professionally edited. Probably a 20 books try.
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Espero by S.H. Jucha
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Actually 2.5. Story is good, but the protagonist is too perfect and wins without even trying.

Repetition, POV issues, and grammatical problem tell me the work was not professionally edited. Probably a 20 books try.
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Espero by S.H. Jucha
Espero (Silver Ships, #6)
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Actually 2.5. Story is good, but the protagonist is too perfect and wins without even trying.

Repetition, POV issues, and grammatical problem tell me the work was not professionally edited. Probably a 20 books try.
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