Kevin A.M. Lewis (Street Articles Author)

Hi, I'm Kevin. I'm a newly published author who's been in the craft since high school. I've probably clocked in my 10,000 hours by now, so I think I know my stuff. Because I think I know my stuff, I feel obligated to talk about said stuff and burn your ears off with advice. Feel free to ignore. If you're a nice person, take a peek. My words don't bite...often.

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10 Really Cool Fantasy Names
Oh dear, someone thought it was a good idea to create a fantasy name generator. No wonder fantasy books are now populated with Eulum's and Ghaxril's and Argoroth's. Newsflash: these are not "cool" names. Okay, sure, they are kind of cool. But they're generic, bland, and uninspired. So is Wonder.…
By:  in  Writing and Speaking  >  Creative Writing   Oct 27, 2012  
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3 Tips for Writing An Action Scene
Considering I'm now an author of an action-packed fantasy serial, and hence the owner of a metaphorical horn, it's about time I did some tooting. Every once in a while, I take a look around the net to see what other authors are doing with their books' action scenes. I…
By:  in  Writing and Speaking  >  Creative Writing   Oct 18, 2012  
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Google News Lays An Egg
Yesterday, Google came out with a new metatag called news_keywords, which is intended to give writers some breathing room when creating their news article titles. A metatag is a snippet of code in your html telling search engines what content is on the page. The tags don't show up in…
By:  in  Writing and Speaking  >  Creative Writing   Oct 17, 2012  
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Amazon Customers Receiving $69 Mil Refund - The End Of Ebook Overpricing?
Today's forecast: cloudy with a few inches of money. Amazon sent out an email to its customers today announcing that it was giving out credits for every e-book purchase the customer made between April of 2010 and May of 2012. According to the Kindle retailer, Hachette, Harper Collins, and Simon…
By:  in  Writing and Speaking  >  Publishing   Oct 14, 2012  
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The People On Yahoo! Answers
...are not very nice. Seriously, head in there and take a look around. Y! Answers seems like such a good site when you're googling and find those rare threads where the question is exactly what you asked and the answer is exactly what you needed. But the rest of the…
By:  in  Internet and Businesses Online  >  Forums   Oct 07, 2012  
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The One Thing Every Writer Has Experienced Before
Writer's block. Oh. My. Gawd. You open the word editor, place your fingers on the keyboard, and suddenly the despair sinks in. You can't visualize the story. You can't formulate the right words. There's this thick wad of ephemeral nothingness just sitting there, preventing the flow of words that you…
By:  in  Writing and Speaking  >  Creative Writing   Sep 29, 2012  
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Published Young Authors On The Rise
So a 12-year old kid just won a short story competition. Jake Tomlinson's The Cannibal's Kitchen was, as the judges say, "a very clever tale with an unexpected twist at the end". Oh, "and rather gruesome too.” He beat out a slew of other competitors with just as much talent…
By:  in  Writing and Speaking  >  Creative Writing   Sep 26, 2012  
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Let's Have A Chat (part 2)
O, Internet, why is life so hard? "No search results were found." Um. O, Internet, erm, why do bad things happen to good people? "No search results were found." The heck bruh. O Internet! What is wrong with the world!? "Please narrow your search." You know what I mean! Stuff…
By:  in  News and Society  >  Pure Opinion   Sep 25, 2012  
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Let's Have A Chat (part I)
This is a very personal article. It started off as a blog on Wealthy Affiliate, but I figured it was worth sharing with a larger audience. So let's have a chat. The past couple of days, I've been very, very tired. I haven't done a lick of article writing or…
By:  in  News and Society  >  Pure Opinion   Sep 24, 2012  
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Will the World End On 2012?
It seems like the end times are upon us, uh? There are so many signs. The rich are getting richer, the poor are getting poorer. Riots and protests are breaking out everywhere. War, famine, Jersey Shore. And the idea is so mainstream! Didn't you see that movie about it? It…
By:  in  News and Society  >  Pure Opinion   Sep 19, 2012  
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