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
Unless you’ve got all the time in the world to dedicate to your writing you may feel pressured and distressed that you just can’t find the time to get those words down. You work all day, might have to look after the kids etc, writing is sometimes the last thing you want to do with … Continue reading Tips for Indy Authors part 2: Finding the time
Hi everyone, I was working on my latest book and being distracted by social media (Damn you Facebook!) when I realised that there are so many writers out there that don’t have a clue how about getting their work out there. In this new series of blog posts, I’ll be covering some of the basics. … Continue reading Tips for Indy Authors part 1: Planning
2018 is coming to an end and I have to say its been a bit of an odd one. It’s been far, far better than 2017 for me personally but the wider world seems to have become weirder and stranger than ever before. So, in January of 2018 I started a new job and I’ve … Continue reading End of Year Review: 2018
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