The World of the Omniverse ranges over a multiverse populated with Elves, Pixies, Faeries, Dragons, Kobolds, Humans and other mythical creatures. At the center of the Omniverse looms the dark, mysterious presence of the Builders, creators of all. But most importantly, it has The Inn at the Crossroads, the mystical hub of the multiuniverse.

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Counter Point: Da Publishing Bidness! Success or not?

The issue of whether to self publish or not is rearing its ugly and tempting head. The last we had heard of our hero, he had decided to give the traditional channels another chance. That must include Nancy Cleary, a wonderful editor and publisher, who is trying to convince me to self publish with her help. It is a tempting idea. However, I am still stuck in the traditional mode. There is much to be said for tradition. What is it then, that I am after? Is it success? No, I already have success. I’ve been successful for all of... Read More

My Query Letter for The Inn of the Star Crossed

I am writing this query to see whether you would be interested in The Inn of the Star Crossed, an 80,000 word Historical Fantasy Adventure taking place in the world of the Omniverse, a multiverse populated with Elves, Pixies, Dragons, Faeries, Humans and other mythical creatures including the mysterious Builders of the inn, the hub of the all creation. Bill and Carey Impollonia, innkeepers extraordinaire, are in trouble. Their mystical, magical inn is dissolving around them; all the new furniture, technology and anything they brought with them from California is disappearing. And if that was not a big enough headache, both Carey and... Read More

Zeroing in on Self-Publishing: da bidness!

Holy crap, Ms. Kozak, I wrote 100,000 plus words in a month. Of course, I cheated. I wrote them all in my head a year before and just sat down at the typewriter and typed them. Except, it wasn’t a typewriter but my old crummy and hoary Powerbook G4 15″ laptop. I just pretended I was at my manual Royal pounding out the words. I knocked out my second novel, Inn of the Star Crossed, 80,000 words, in only three months, not including research into the 19th Century. And make no mistake, as they say on the NaNoWriMo website, according... Read More

My Query Letter for the Inn at the Crossroads

I am writing this query to see whether you would be interested in The Inn at The Crossroads a 100,000-word Fantasy Adventure that ranges over the World of the Omniverse, a multiverse populated with Elves, Pixies, Faeries, Dragons, Kobolds, Humans and other mythical creatures. And at the mystical hub of the universe are the dark, mysterious presence of the original Builders of the inn...Read More.

In the Beginning or as close to the beginning as we can get

This is my inaugural post for MarkVincentLaPolla.com but it isn’t my very first writing post, excepting for now my research publicans in Linguistics, Computer Science, Graphics, Psychology, Artificial Intelligence and Space Sciences, not to mention all the subfields of these fields, Phonology, Theoretical Syntax, Computational Linguistics, Consciousness and Cognition, Scene Description Generation,  (Semi-)Automatic Code Generation and Verification, Code Validation, and so many more disciplines, (click here for a sample), and also leaving out my writing for both Life By Chocolate Blog, Innsane Blog, and my work as preferred publisher and contributor for foodbuzz.com, and I’m really sorry, I’ve been meaning... Read More