A Writing Process – Mine

Since I began to write professionally way back in 2014, I have encountered some truly phenomenal independent authors. Along the way, I had the good sense to pin back my luggies and listen, to benefit from their wealth of experience and indeed, experiences of the indie world. I know brilliant writers who create stories in sections, those who have maps, props and even robotic voiceover machines to narrate their work to them, so that they get a feel for the feel, as it were, of their creation. I have none of these, nor, it seems have I needed them thus … Continue reading A Writing Process – Mine

Salby Evolution – A Cover Story…

I want to introduce you to someone I consider to be a true gentleman. No only that, this man has talent you couldn’t measure. He is a reputable author, brilliant designer and commissioned artist, as well as a songwriter and musician. More than that, I consider him a true friend among friends. This man is called Nico Laeser. I’d like to tell you a story if I may. Go grab yourself a coffee, or a tea if you prefer, and join me in the making of a book cover. My story begins with a problem. How to get a decent cover … Continue reading Salby Evolution – A Cover Story…

It’s a funny writing world…

Strange things happen to writers in their everyday lives away from the confines of the keyboard, notes, research, and the like, all indicative of their latest WIP. By profession, I work long hours trucking up the highways and byways of this fair island delivering hundreds of thousands of pounds worth of goods every day. On my travels, I frequently tune into the local radio stations, news bulletins and of course, the traffic reports. It is primarily in my work that inspiration hits me for a project to be, or indeed, one currently in progress. Several times this month alone, a … Continue reading It’s a funny writing world…

A Marketing Experiment

For those ‘in my circle’ as it were, updates on progress of Salby Evolution have been thick and fast of late. The first draft is complete. After a mammoth session editing, I decided to go cook food. As I cooked, an idea came to me that wouldn’t leave my mind. I was thinking about back matter, oddly. Wayyyy ahead of where my focus ought to have been. I recalled somewhere that it was a good idea to put a chapter to another book in the book you’re publishing, but then, I only have the two books. Now, while I can add a … Continue reading A Marketing Experiment

Hear Me Now, Believe Me Later – Reading Your Own Work Out Loud

Originally posted on Eric Lahti:
Back when my son was younger his favorite book was Dr. Seuss’s Fox In Socks. Now, for those of you without kids, that book is one gigantic tongue twister. There’s even a warning on the cover about the book being dangerous. The first time I tried to read it to him I stumbled all over the place. It was the literary equivalent of a rumble strip. It starts out pretty easy, but before you know it the book is repeatedly punching you in the teeth. After finally getting through the Tweetle Beetles part, I set… Continue reading Hear Me Now, Believe Me Later – Reading Your Own Work Out Loud

Z is for Zombies #atozchallenge

Originally posted on Indie Lifer:
I enjoy a good zombie story or movie, but man, it takes me some psyching up to get through it. Movies are tough, because if you’re at the theatre, you can’t pause it. If you’re at home and watching with other people, you can’t expect them to pause it while you ease your stress. That’s one of the reasons I’m not watching The Walking Dead anymore. I just can’t handle the stress. Which brings me to the zombie story I’m picking my way through right now. I started Salby Damned, a novel by Ian D.… Continue reading Z is for Zombies #atozchallenge

Book Review – Seer of Souls by Susan Faw

Originally posted on Eric Lahti:
To save the world, they must be born of the world. The battles between the Kingdom of Cathair and the Primordial forces at Daimon Ford are the stuff of legends. Desperate to save the world, two immortals choose to be reborn as mortals, wiping away all memory of their divine existence. But even as Cayden, and his twin sister Avery make the ultimate sacrifice, other gods are plotting against them. At the point of birth, divine intervention and powerful, ancient magic are called upon to snatch their souls from the dying flesh of a princess’s… Continue reading Book Review – Seer of Souls by Susan Faw