So, you may have seen the new logo up on the website’s banner and you may be wondering what it’s all about, well, dear reader let me tell you! For the past few months a bunch of us on the British and Irish Writing Community Facebook page have come together to create something brand new … Continue reading The Bard of the Isles Magazine Launches September 1st!
Q1. Tell us about your upcoming new book Big Red, what’s it about and who will enjoy it? In a sentence, it’s about an Irish soldier in the British Army on Mars! Big Red is a military sci-fi told from the perspective of Mars Occupation Force soldier Darren Loughlin. After waking in a highly … Continue reading An Interview with Damien Larkin – Author of Big Red
There are no two words more dreaded and feared by all authors than ‘Writer’s Block’. What is it and how do you get through it? Well, let me try and help you. I’ve been writing books for over ten years now and I have been struck by Writer’s Block more times than I can count. … Continue reading Tips for Indy Authors 3: Writer’s Block
With the holiday season rapidly approaching its time to start thinking about what books you're going to take away with you. That's why all of the books listed below will be on sale throughout the holiday period. Heir to the Sundered Crown on sale - Free from July 23 -27 Unconquered: Blood of Kings - 99p/c from July 28- … Continue reading Summer Holiday Sale 2018
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?
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 latest guest post writer C. East discusses the power stories have to heal. * This morning I listened to an interview with Susan Perrow on 702 ABC (Australia) 'Conversations with Richard Fidler'. Perrow is a passionate writer, storyteller, teacher trainer and parent educator. Listening to her tell her life and career stories inspired … Continue reading Susan Perrow and the Healing Power of Storytelling
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