Hello, everybody, I hope you all had a great Christmas and New Year! I thought I’d write a post about my plans for 2018. So last year was a bit of a rollercoaster for me jobs wise and was one where I learnt some tough lessons, both about life and writing. Life wise I learnt … Continue reading Happy New Year – What’s to come?
It’s been a few days since I watched Star Wars: The Last Jedi and after thinking about it some more I’ve concluded that Disney just does not respect the franchise. Anyway, I’ll stop bashing as it’ll just set me off on another rant. For those of you that loved it, good for you but this … Continue reading How Star Wars The Last Jedi should have gone
I’m sat here torn. I’ve just watched Star Wars: The Last Jedi and my heart feels heavy. I am a huge fan of these movies. They’ve been an important part of my life for so many years, but now, here I sit, and I’m thinking; ‘The Star Wars I love is dead’. I also know … Continue reading The Force is not with The Last Jedi *Spoiler Review*
Is getting a traditional publishing deal better than going Indy? As a member of many writing groups online I’ve seen more than a few authors brag about landing traditional publishing deals. I have debated and in some cases outright argued with some who claim that landing such deals means that they are superior to us … Continue reading What I’ve Learnt About Self-Publishing – Is getting a traditional publishing deal better than going Indy?
Hi everyone, as I'm getting close to completing the First Fear I thought I'd share with you the planned book cover and synopsis. Let me know your thoughts in the comments or via social media. As to when you'll be able to read the book, well I'm aiming to submit it to a publisher (a … Continue reading The First Fear Cover Reveal
Being a writer is a profession that leaves you wide open to critics from all walks of life and backgrounds. You may think you’ve written the best thing ever but be assured that someone somewhere will think its terrible and will most likely relish the chance of putting the boot in. Now I’ve received this … Continue reading What I’ve Learnt About Self-Publishing – Writing is not for the faint-hearted
Often when indy authors are asked; ‘What is the thing you need the most help with?’ the answer is most often ‘marketing’. And it's because of this answer that there are now hundreds of different services offering to promote your books. Since publishing Heir to the Sundered Crown back in 2014 I’ve experimented with a … Continue reading What I’ve learnt about self-publishing – Book Promotion is Changing
Writing is a lonely profession. It’s a fact. Sure you can talk to people for ideas, but when it comes down to it, it’s just you and the thoughts spilling out of your head. For a long time, I was going solo. I’d used Terran Defenders and my historical fiction novel Unconquered: Blood of Kings … Continue reading What I’ve learnt about self-publishing – It’s a collaborative effort
In this series of blog posts, I’m going to tell you about what I’ve experienced and learnt about the self-publishing world. Staying motivated about a work in progress can be tough especially as writing books can take months and years at a time. Encouragement from readers and other writers is vital to keep you going. … Continue reading What I’ve learnt about self-publishing – Making friends and joining communities
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