Alien Covenant Review In Space, Everyone can hear you groan Alien Covenant is a movie filled with moments that left me shaking my head, wondering at the sheer stupidity of the characters. Just like Prometheus in fact. As a cliched horror movie it works fine, but as part of a sci-fi saga, it left me … Continue reading Alien Covenant Review
Description and other monsters In this latest guest post, Aiden Meyer discusses how to write descriptions and the importance it has on a story. * Oddly enough, description does a lot more than just describe things. Think about this: "The sky was gray." It's the simplest, blandest description you can come up with, and yet … Continue reading Description and other monsters
In this blog post my fellow Firebound author Rob May talks about his new novel; Girl Under the Gun. Check it out today! * When I wrote my epic fantasy trilogy, Reckoning of Dragons, I tried to bring the excitement, pace and plot twists of my favourite thrillers into the mix. So when I sat … Continue reading GIRL UNDER THE GUN
My fellow Firebound Books author and the creator of the bestselling Eastern Kingdom Chronicles and the Whistler Novels, T.J Garrett discusses audio books and whether they are the right choice for every writer. Since commissioning the audio narrative for my book DEAD AGAIN, I have had two predominant thoughts. Firstly: “Oh my god, I can’t … Continue reading Audio Books – Obvious next step, or a bridge too far?
There are countless guides on the internet about how Indy authors should use social media if they want to raise awareness of their books. In this series of posts, I am going to tell you why, for once, you can believe what you read online. Facebook Pages Let's start with the world's biggest social network; … Continue reading The Importance of social media to Indy Authors : Facebook
In this guest post author and book lover, Claire Buss discusses being a reader of fantasy. Today is World Book Night. A perfect excuse to spend the evening curled up with your favourite book which is an easy ask for a book lover but what World Book Day really wants to do is encourage non-readers … Continue reading Being A Fantasy Reader
Hi everyone, as I was sorting out keywords and other SEO McGuffins to see how I could improve Heir to the Sundered Crown's search rankings I stumbled upon an oldish article in which I and the book were mentioned. Entitled: 'Social media as a writers aid' the piece mentions Wattpad and the 2014 Write Awards … Continue reading So I Found This In The Google Search Rankings
If there is one thing that defines a book as part of the fantasy genre, it's probably the fact that it has magic in some form or another in it. From stories like Game of Thrones where magic is a very mysterious force to Mistborn where it is heavily explained magic is a key part … Continue reading Writing Fantasy – Magic
I've been encountering a fair few debates surrounding the issue of free books and indie authors and have come to the conclusion that yes; free books are the enemy of Indie Authors. Before I get attacked and torn a new one by my fellow indie authors let me give you my reasons for thinking this … Continue reading Are Free Books the enemy of Indie Authors?
Hi everyone, I'm currently working on the blog post regarding magic systems but in the meantime, I thought I would share with you one of the updated maps for the Sundered Crown Saga. Previously I used Campaign Cartographer3 to create the maps, but always found it a bit fiddly to use. For these new maps, … Continue reading Fantasy Worlds- A New Map