Where do writing ideas come from?

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?

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Heir to the Sundered Crown is in this year’s #SPFBO competition

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

Susan Perrow and the Healing Power of Storytelling

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

Audio Books – Obvious next step, or a bridge too far?

My fellow Firebound Books author and the creator of the bestselling Eastern Kingdom Chronicles and the Whistler Novels, T.J Garrett discusses audio books and whether they are the right choice for every writer. Since commissioning the audio narrative for my book DEAD AGAIN, I have had two predominant thoughts. Firstly: “Oh my god, I can’t … Continue reading Audio Books – Obvious next step, or a bridge too far?

The Importance of social media to Indy Authors : Facebook

There are countless guides on the internet about how Indy authors should use social media if they want to raise awareness of their books. In this series of posts, I am going to tell you why, for once, you can believe what you read online. Facebook Pages Let's start with the world's biggest social network; … Continue reading The Importance of social media to Indy Authors : Facebook