So, it’s nearly that time of year again when writers both professional and amateur start to think about what they’re going to write for National Novel Writing Month. What is NanoWriMo? National Novel Writing Month is an annual, Internet-based creative writing project that takes place during the month of November. Participants attempt to write a … Continue reading What to do for NanoWriMo 2018?
Hi folks, apologise for the lack of communication over the past month but me and the wife have been undergoing the very stressful experience of moving to a new house. At the start of this year I began a new job role at a company based in Tewksbury which was over an hour drive away … Continue reading I’ve moved to Worcester
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
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
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
It's week 9! This week I've spent most of my writing time cracking on with trying to finish my other work in progress, The Nightblade. I'm about halfway the book at the moment and aiming for a late summer release. This story is about Ferran of BlackMoor and covers his backstory as well as covering … Continue reading Writing Quest Part 9 – Nightblades and Piracy
As promised I will be delivering weekly updates on the process of writing book 3 in the Sundered Crown Saga: Quest for the Sundered Crown. After a lot of planning I finally created a rough plan of the novel. Most writers know that when writing a story it can take on a life of its … Continue reading Writing Quest Week 1
This year I will be taking part in NanoWrimo the national novel writing month and will be using it as a way to get me to finish the first draft of the sequel to Heir to the Sundered Crown. I have entered Nano a few times now and actually was a winner back in 2012 … Continue reading Nano Wrimo – Music to Inspire
Fantastic news! HTTSC has broken into the top 50 bestselling fantasy novel list in the USA! Thank you to all of you who took a chance on a self published author. Any reviews would be greatly appreciated! I'll also have some news to share next week regarding the second book in the Saga of the … Continue reading Heir to the Sundered Crown makes it into the top 50 Fantasy titles on Amazon.Com