It’s that time of the year again when writers from across the globe decide whether to embark on one of their toughest challenges- yep, the annual Novel Writing Month Contest (NanoWrimo) is here! I’ve entered NanoWrimo four time since I began this crazy journey of writing books and have only succeeded just the once. In … Continue reading A Guide to Nano Wrimo 2017
Hi everyone. As I've been working away on the First Fear I thought I'd post a little sneak peek of an early part of the book to whet your appetite. Let me know what you think in the comments via social media. I hope you enjoy it. Vavius knew things should be different. His … Continue reading The First Fear (Excerpt)
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Author Robert Rees asks the question; where do writing ideas come from? Much of my university life was spent realising that as a scientist I was unlikely to reach the heights of my childhood heroes – Newton, Maxwell, Feynman and many others. Not only was I in the company of some truly exceptional scientists who … Continue reading Where do writing ideas come from?
It's that time of the year again when you look to go on holiday, but what books should you take with you? Well, hopefully, some or all of mine! Every one of my books will be on sale at discounted prices over the next few weeks. The Dates & Pricing Terran Defenders - Fancy a … Continue reading Summer Sale!
In this latest guest blog post, Rebekah DeVall the author of When Your Melody Fades gives us some tips on how to be inspired. Fairy Godmothers got all the good stuff. Seriously. You don’t see pretty capes or magic wands sitting around anywhere besides a costume store, do you? And if you do, they’re most … Continue reading Writers: How to Be a Fairy Godmother
Some exciting news folks, my epic fantasy novel Heir to the Sundered Crown has been entered into this year's Self-Published Fantasy Blog-off (SPFBO) competition. For more information on the contest check out http://mark---lawrence.blogspot.co.uk/2017/05/spfbo-2017-phase-1.html#SPFBO and have a watch of this video (This is the blogger who will be reviewing and judging Heir) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0WjXVms2Iu8 Needless to say, … Continue reading Heir to the Sundered Crown is in this year’s #SPFBO competition
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
The New Look Sundered Crown Saga Hi everyone! I've been hard at work on book 3 of the Sundered Crown Saga and am pleased to announce the all new look for the series. These new covers will be for both E-book and paperback editions of the books. As well as the new look I … Continue reading The New Look Sundered Crown Saga
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