Notes from InUPress: My journey blogging!

By Kenneth Shumaker

September 30, 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, sharing my knowledge and experiences with you.

I’ve been blogging since 2009, when I started with the Owerton Challenge blog at which I posted every Friday. The blog was a writing challenge for me to write a fictional post of 500 words, 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, 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, Niume, and Scriggler among others.

In 2016, I opened up a new Owerton Challenge at 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, Niume, Bard & Dragoman, along with the renewed Owerton Challenge will see me as a regular publisher of posts every two weeks.

On Virily I will publish two fiction series: ‘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, Kenneth Shumaker.

This is our journey together, sharing our trust in each other and guiding the travel of our quest.

By, Kenneth Shumaker.

Thank you for reading, please leave us a comment.

May the words stay with you!

© 2017 by Kenneth Shumaker with Inevitable Unicorn Press

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Join Kenneth Shumaker (Rusty Knight) in his Dragoman Bloodgrue anthologies of serial short stories. ‘Dragoman Bloodgrue, Volume I: Fare Where?’ is the first of the episodes in the Dragoman Bloodgrue serial series. Read how Bloodgrue tests the patience of the gods’ resolve. Do the gods let the brave be fools? Is Bloodgrue brave or a fool? Follow Bloodgrue to see where his life’s path takes him. In ‘Dragoman Bloodgrue, Volume I: Fare Where?’ we are introduced to Apprentice Dragoman Bloodgrue as he begins his journey climbing the social ranks of Mount Oryn in North Docks, District 5. Find this volume is available as an e-book or paperback to purchase on:

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Enjoy Kenneth’s new intriguing fantasy novel ‘Laret’, released June 19, 2017. Enter the ‘Laret: Darkness of Souls’ in the ‘Lost Souls’ series and journey with the Black Swans through the Web Shireward as they battle the invading armies of the god Tearmain. This captivating novel as a paperback or e-book is available at the following:

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Discover this new steampunk alternative history novel ‘Exhaust from the Tin Woods’, published by InUPress and written by Eric J Kregel, available in e-book and paperback at:

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Coming soon in 2018, is Kenneth’s second medieval fantasy novel, ‘Dendar: Souls of Desperation’, in the ‘Lost Souls’ series.

In 2018 enjoy Kenneth’s second edition medieval fantasy novel of his ‘Lost souls’ series ‘Laret: Darkness of Souls’, titled, ‘Larret Army: Rising Souls’.


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