If there is one thing the internet is not short of is advice. It used to all be free but now I get plagued with offers of writing coaches and other such help, all for very reasonable amounts. These people, according to their pitches, are experts in their field, rich and successful yet still prepared […]Read more "Advise from an unpublished author – the beginning"
After a longer absence than I originally planned I’ve returned to my blog. Work has been particularly busy for the past few month and I’ve also been kept editing editing a book. Not mine unfortunately someone else’s, more of that another time. My own book has been progressing a lot more slowly than I would […]Read more "Back in the blogging world"
I’ve had a really productive week. During week days before work I’ve manged about 200 words a day. This weekend I’ve written nearly thousand words. In addition to that I’ve edited two chapters of James Harrington’s latest book and written a blog post. If only every week was like this then I’ll be finished in […]Read more "I’m a writing machine"
What I need is few ideas to complete my first book, some ideas for the second and third would be helpful too. What I don’t need is ideas for new books. In the past few weeks I’ve had ideas for another two books not contacted to my original series, thanks brain! Now you might think […]Read more "My brain hurts"
Fortunately, I haven’t got writers block but I’ve hit a bit of a problem with my book. I have had a couple of friends who are also writers read it. They gave me some very useful, if conflicting advice. My book is finished, sort of. It starts fairly well, it has twists that I hope […]Read more "Not sure which way I should go"
All good authors research their stories, so I’m told. It’s been a bit hard to research some of mine as it involves a lot of magic. I was alright on the sailing parts as I’ve done a bit myself. There is one story line involving drugs, I didn’t research that personally but relied on my […]Read more "Author research"
I’m sharing this with you without the need for you to pay me money, give me your e-mail address or take a four-part course. 1. Write a few hundred words happily tapping away knowing that Dickens will be worrying his crown is under threat. 2. Do a quick edit the following day, a little bit […]Read more "The way to Write a perfect book"