Profile

Cover photo
Christopher Taylor
Works at Kestrel Arts
Attended Sprague High School
Lives in Oregon
35 followers|8,995,980 views
AboutPostsPhotosYouTube

Stream

Christopher Taylor

Shared publicly  - 
 
I'm doing another giveaway, just so you know. This one is for my first novel, with its shiny new cover and all. Enter on Goodreads for one of two personalized, signed print copies of this fantasy novel. What is Snowberry's Veil about? Its about a ranger and his love, its about an evil secret, ...
1
Add a comment...

Christopher Taylor

Shared publicly  - 
 
The Big Giveaway Post
I got into a discussion with a more successful author than myself once, about publicity and advertising. He insisted that giving books away had gotten him much of his success.  There was some misunderstanding, because I was pointing out that I'd put Old Hab...
1
Add a comment...

Christopher Taylor

Shared publicly  - 
 
All Part of the Job
The hardest lesson for me to learn as a starting writer was that being a good writer isn't enough. Writing as a career means more than just putting out books, you have to also be a marketer and publicity expert. Its hard enough being an author to begin with...
The hardest lesson for me to learn as a starting writer was that being a good writer isn't enough. Writing as a career means more than just putting out books, you have to also be a marketer and publicity expert. Its hard e...
1
Add a comment...

Christopher Taylor

Shared publicly  - 
 
Writing Nice Guys
So I wrote a horror novel. I won't bite, honest! I didn't set out to do so, I don't really even like horror novels, or thrillers, or suspense.  It began as just a bloody vengeance scene, with Nazis being given what they deserved by a werewolf.  But the stor...
So I wrote a horror novel. I won't bite, honest! I didn't set out to do so, I don't really even like horror novels, or thrillers, or suspense. It began as just a bloody vengeance scene, with Nazis being given what they de...
1
Add a comment...

Christopher Taylor

Shared publicly  - 
 
The Rules: Don't Dump?
There are quite a few rules in writing that come up in any writer's group, class, or instructional book.  Don't use so many adjectives.  Show, don't tell.  On and on it goes; each one meant to help writers avoid common mistakes and craft their work into the...
1
Add a comment...

Christopher Taylor

Shared publicly  - 
 
Win Life Unworthy
I'm doing another giveaway on Goodreads, this time for my Supernatural Horror WW2 novel Life Unworthy! You can win one of two signed, print copies of this novel starting today and ending on the 22nd of February. When the gas was delivered to a shower in Bir...
1
Add a comment...
Have him in circles
35 people
Nancy Chase's profile photo
Travis Diskin's profile photo
James Dellinger's profile photo
Leticia Toraci's profile photo
vineo johnio's profile photo
Tony Lin's profile photo
Sandra Smith's profile photo
darren watts's profile photo
Willamette DHIA's profile photo

Christopher Taylor

Shared publicly  - 
 
In the novel The Quiet Light, Louis deWohl writes a fictional exchange between a knight named Piers and Thomas Aquinas. The setting is a terrible period of European history in which Emperor Frederick II is rampaging across the land destroying Christians and generally being a monster.
1
Add a comment...

Christopher Taylor

Shared publicly  - 
 
Unfinished Literature
"Some crazy stats that have come out of Kobo that track completion percentage. These books that everyone talks about as being important for literature are ones that no one finishes. I don’t see that as anything to celebrate about this industry, that there a...
1
Add a comment...

Christopher Taylor

Shared publicly  - 
 
So DirecTV has an ad campaign out now trying to get people to swap over to their product. The idea behind this is that people who don't get DirecTV are settling for less - that their product is so superior to cable that anyone who doesn't take it "settles." So, they have this family who are ...
1
Add a comment...

Christopher Taylor

Shared publicly  - 
 
A Horse Tail
"I've often said there's nothing better for the inside of a man than the outside of a horse." -Ronald Reagan Pardon me, do you have any Gray Poupon? I write fantasy.  I'd say for a living, but that implies enough earnings to survive on and that would be a s...
"I've often said there's nothing better for the inside of a man than the outside of a horse." -Ronald Reagan Pardon me, do you have any Gray Poupon? I write fantasy. I'd say for a living, but that implies enough earnings to...
1
Add a comment...

Christopher Taylor

Shared publicly  - 
 
The Rules: Don't Dump?
Suspension of Disbelief Loss of wonder Its popular now to condemn "info dumps" as always being bad, but I'm going to be the devil's advocate here and argue the opposite. I say that they're generally wise to avoid, but not always bad and can sometimes be val...
1
Add a comment...

Christopher Taylor

Shared publicly  - 
 
When the gas was delivered to a shower in Birkenau, the soldiers expected death, but what came out of that concrete chamber was far worse. Now the Fuhrer has demanded the monster be tracked down and destroyed, but a German scientist has other ideas for how it may be used for the third Reich.
1
Add a comment...
People
Have him in circles
35 people
Nancy Chase's profile photo
Travis Diskin's profile photo
James Dellinger's profile photo
Leticia Toraci's profile photo
vineo johnio's profile photo
Tony Lin's profile photo
Sandra Smith's profile photo
darren watts's profile photo
Willamette DHIA's profile photo
Education
  • Sprague High School
    1983
  • Whittaker Middle School
  • Judson Middle School
  • Hazel Green Elementary School
  • Chemeketa Community College
  • Calvin College
Basic Information
Gender
Male
Other names
Kestrel Arts
Story
Tagline
Single, poor, goofy
Introduction
I write and illustrate, live in Oregon, love God and my family, and that's about all anyone really needs to know.
Bragging rights
Written 2 novels and have multiple gaming books published as well as art in advertisements locally.
Work
Occupation
writer, artist
Employment
  • Kestrel Arts
    writer, artist, present
Places
Map of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has lived
Currently
Oregon
Previously
Oregon - Colorado - Michigan - New Mexico - Washington state