Ok, rant time. As you may recall I wrote a review of Star Wars the Last Jedi when it came out and the biggest complaint I had with that movie was the way it took a big steaming dump on the character of Luke Skywalker. At first, I thought it was just down to shitty … Continue reading I’m done with Hollywood Destroying Male Characters
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 2019
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!
Hi everyone, I thought I'd share some of book two in the Empowered Ones series; The Temple of Arrival. I hope you enjoy it and if you haven't already please sign up to the newsletter. The Asylum The monotonous tapping of water striking stone was comforting to Skit. So too, was the constant flickering … Continue reading A Sneak Peek at The Temple of Arrival (Empowered Ones Book Two)
So SPFBO 4 is over and the excellent Orconomics took the winner's spot. I entered my book The First Fear into it and whilst it got a pretty good review from one of the judges it didn’t make it to the final rounds. I’ve been asked by a few other authors whether entering the competition … Continue reading Was SPFBO 4 worth entering?
Marketing is quite possibly the toughest aspect of being an indie author. How do you get your books in front of readers? How do you stand out from the crowd? In this series of blogs, I’ll be focusing on marketing and some of the tricks I’ve learnt over the years to generate some sales. Part … Continue reading Marketing Tips for Indie Authors – Making a Mailing List
If you peruse the Amazon Kindle store you will be greeted by more books than you can count. Unfortunately, many of them are likely to have book covers that quite frankly suck and that were obviously cobbled together by the author. With so much competition out there you need your book to stand out from … Continue reading Tips for Indy Authors 4: Cover Art & Covers
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
Hi everyone, the First Fear has passed ACX's quality checks and is now available to purchase! If you're a fan of audiobooks you're going to love this one. Get your copy from - mybook.to/FFAudio http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uSu02-He-TI
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