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drivenbackward
Gender: Male
Interests: Writing, Fitness, Hiking, Poker, Reading
Member: Standard
Joined: May 2006
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I used to write on here relentlessly. It paid off.

I began writing fiction, and that's where I'm most passionate, but after honing my writing skills on here, I landed a gig on a finance writing site and now have articles syndicated on Yahoo, MSN, etc. The exposure is as high as 33 million readers per month.

I attempted to write fiction on the side. While the ratings for those books are higher than my poker books, they only sell a few copies a month.

When I took the content I had on a poker blog and turned it into an Amazon eBook, that's when the book sales started rolling.

I now have five poker-themed books, and they sell about 5-14 copies per day. However, about 35% of reviews aren't good because those readers don't agree with my poker strategy. These are often math-oriented players. In my opinion, they lack the creativity and the psychological edge. They're also very easy to read at the poker table.

Anyway, I still write these books for the readers who really love them. Poker Notes has been the best received.

I'm working on a book titled Felt Hopper: Florida. The premise is that I hit every poker room in Florida with the goal of turning a profit. Off-the-felt misadventures included. This book also includes ratings for every poker room in regards to Atmosphere, Action, and Dealers. This book is 100% true. I have already completed Central Florida and Northern Florida. I tackle Southern Florida in two weeks. The financial, time, and effort investments in this book have been high.

Since I left a note on my Amazon Author page that the book will be published by Christmas, I'm going to post it for editing purposes on here. I don't care about stars, just feedback in regards to quality, grammar, etc.

If anyone is interested in reading Felt Hopper: Florida, you can click the Follow button on my Amazon Author Page. Believe it or not, I sent Amazon this concept for the Follow button. It took six months, but they implemented it. No, I did not receive any financial reward, or even a free day of advertising on their site (I did ask). Just go to Amazon and type in Tyler Nals.

btw, if you happened to have read The Dark Side of the Felt on here and enjoyed it, then you might like The Poker Office. A lot less poker and much more adventure. It's 100% fiction.

Available on Amazon:

Poker Notes
Poker Blog
The Perfect Range
The Dark Side of the Felt
The Poker Office

Twisted Sick
Rawson's Fun House
Mindful of Tricks
Cove Valley

You can use the 'Look Inside' feature on Amazon to read the beginning of any of the books listed above for free.

If you're on GoodReads, you can become a fan of Tyler Nals. If you're a GoodReads author, then I will return the favor. I'm also on FB under Tyler Nals, and on TWTR under @RealTylerNals

Thanks for reading!

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FanStory wrote to drivenbackward: Congratulations on the success of your book!
March 12, 2016 at 3:08PM
    michaelcahill: This is a great read. I PROMISE! Buy it now, guaranteed page turner.
    March 12, 2016 at 9:48PM
    Erik Heen: Hey Dan, I just saw this announcement about your success. You're in the top 10% of writers on Amazon, and that is awesome, my friend. Keep it up.
    March 13, 2016 at 10:34PM

FanStory wrote to drivenbackward: Congratulations on the publication of your book "Twisted Sick"
March 15, 2014 at 3:08PM
    drivenbackward: Thank you. FanStory has opened many doors. I hope the fiction door will open the widest.
    March 16, 2014 at 10:47AM
    amahra:
    Congratulations and I will check you out on Amazon. You are right about Fanstory. I have my first draft of The Glass Cat Eye posted here; I've edited the thing so much it's a much better novel thanks to Fanstory and my content editor. It will be out in February.
    But I will be checking you out on Amazon. I'm really happy for you.
    August 6, 2014 at 10:31PM
    Jay Squires: Good job, friend. I knew you from my first stint here on FS. It's good to see your success has followed your years here. Keep going for the gold!
    August 6, 2014 at 11:14PM
    drivenbackward: Hi, Jay. Yes, I remember you as well. I remember everyone. I only wish it was the same the other way around. :) I will be testing some stories here once in a while, so I'll be reviewing a little to get member dollars. I hope I run into one of your postings. Thanks again. Dan
    August 7, 2014 at 12:06AM
    drivenbackward: Thanks amarha. I hope you like what you read!
    August 7, 2014 at 12:07AM
    michaelcahill: I've been here just a year, so I don't think we've met. It is encouraging though to hear of your success and classy of you to acknowledge your time here at this site as a help to you. That is so good to hear and a great boost and encouragement to us. Looking forward to checking out your work. Congrats on your success!
    August 7, 2014 at 3:25AM
    Pegcook: Congratulations drivenbackward. So, now I am curious... what is a speech tag?
    August 7, 2014 at 8:01AM
    MoonWillow: CONGRATULATIONS, DB!!!
    August 7, 2014 at 8:46AM
    drivenbackward: Thanks Michael, Pegcook, and MoonWillow!

    If FS didn't exist, I would be one big loser. Seriously. It has opened many doors. And I was so raw in the beginning.

    Feel free to check out my portfolio and leave a review. I will return the favor.

    Thanks again!

    Dan
    August 7, 2014 at 4:10PM
    Erik Heen: Hey Dan, sounds like you're "driving forward" now. Thanks for keeping us up to date on your progress, and keep up the great work.
    August 7, 2014 at 7:28PM
    Selina Stambi: Keep driving forward, Dan. Congratulations!
    August 7, 2014 at 10:09PM
    juliaSjames: Congratulations!
    August 8, 2014 at 12:04PM
    Writingfundimension: Thanks for sharing your good news. Good luck to you.
    August 9, 2014 at 3:00PM
    bookishfabler: I'm not sure if I can comment on Twisted Sick because I have in the past. Not sure how re posting works. I have not been on here that much.
    August 17, 2014 at 2:04PM
    drivenbackward: Hey, Book. Not sure what you mean. You can write whatever you want in this section. Dan
    August 18, 2014 at 8:35PM
    Loren (7): Yes, congratulations and continued success with all your works! Loren
    September 19, 2014 at 1:08PM
    Loren (7): Yes, congratulations and continued success with all your works! Loren
    September 19, 2014 at 1:08PM

 
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ACCOMPLISHMENTS

2006 Short Works Writer Of The Year
Brilliant Misery reached "Recognized" status.
November 1 at 2:08AM
Cove Valley: Chapter 24 reached "Recognized" status.
October 5 at 2:09AM
Cove Valley: Chapter 17 reached "Recognized" status.
September 30 at 10:09AM
Cove Valley: Chapter 7 reached "Recognized" status.
September 25 at 2:09AM
Cove Valley: Chapter 5 reached "Recognized" status.
September 23 at 10:09AM
Cove Valley: Chapter 6 reached "Recognized" status.
September 23 at 2:09AM
Cove Valley: Chapter 3 reached "All Time Best" status.
September 22 at 5:25AM
Cove Valley: Chapter 3 reached "Recognized" status.
September 20 at 2:08AM
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