Written: July 10, 2017.
Published on Virily: September 30, 2017.
Published on InUPress: December 3, 2017.
‘My journey blogging!’
Hi, I’m the wayward writer, Kenneth Shumaker. When I was in my twenties and thirties, I loved to get out and travel, exploring the world. I would think nothing of getting a couple of the guys together and taking a five-hour road trip just for coffee and a movie in the next city. Or taking a weekend drive for eighteen hours, ending up sleeping in my vehicle at the foot of a glacier at midnight because I had become too exhausted to drive any further. Then, in the morning turning around and driving back on a different route, observing the scenery the whole trip. This is how blogging for me is now, but on a more professional basis. I take these journeys through the world, now sharing my knowledge and experiences with you.
I’ve been blogging since 2009 when I started with the Owerton Challenge blog at www.owertonna.com/blog which I posted every Friday. The blog was a writing challenge for me to write a fictional post of 500 words, a post based on three words supplied by the blog’s readers. The blog lasted until 2015 when my traditional publisher made it part of our contract that I cease writing for the blog, as she felt the blog was competing with our publishing work that I would be writing for her.
Through various reasons, I started blogging other blogs, such as Bard & Dragoman at www.barddragoman.com, which I was invited to co-author with my editor, Aria. Other blog publishings were started over the years and continue still. I currently write for Virily, Medium and Scriggler among others.
In 2016, I opened up a new Owerton Challenge at www.owerton.ca. I have written sixteen posts in two new series. However, I’ve been remiss in posting these as I’ve been too divided by my many publishing efforts over the last two years: growing my new business, publishing, and setting up my network and contacts. But I’ve been missing you, my readers. The original Owerton Challenge had over 1,800 readers by 2015. Bard & Dragoman has grown to over 3,000 followers over various platforms. But, so far, I’ve been too fragmented and inconsistent in other places to develop your trust here and your readership. This is going to change with my new working schedule and with more consistent post publishing. Virily, Bard & Dragoman (Which is renewing as Ever Bard), along with the renewed Owerton will see me as a regular publisher of posts with new schedules.
On Virily I will publish two fiction series: the ‘Eren’s Challenge’, a sci-fi fantasy serial series, as well as ‘Morgus’, a medieval fantasy serial series. I will also publish a nonfiction post, called ‘Notes from InUPress,’ which are interesting notes written by me, and the occasional polls.
This is our journey together, sharing our trust in each other and guiding the travel of our quest. I’d like to hear from you with you writing us your comments with your ideas and feedback. You can leave your comments in the comments or as an email. Even phone me. I’ll respond to you as soon as I’m available.
These notes are written by, Kenneth Shumaker and published with Inevitable Unicorn Press at Rusty’s Den.
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May the words stay with you!
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About the author: Kenneth Shumaker (Rusty Knight)
Following a long break from writing, I recovered my passion for writing in 2009. I write science fiction, sci-fi/fantasy, fantasy, and nonfiction as an author with Inevitable Unicorn Press (InUPress). I am writing on Virily and other blog sites and publications. I have available a medieval fantasy novel, titled, ‘Laret: Darkness of Souls.’ I also write several serial short story series and novels. My two businesses, wife, two adult children, and six grandchildren keep me busy.
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