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"
I had said I was going to post this today. I had looked at it a few months ago and was happy with it. This is the one I read to my writing group, which got a fairly good reception although I have tweaked it based on the advise I revived. Reading it again today […]Read more "The First Chapter of True Wizard"
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"
Sorry this is nothing to do with love, forbidden or otherwise I just liked the title. This is a story about a story. Over Easter my beloved computer died so I was stuck using my wife’s laptop for a few days. To stop going insane I wrote a short story. I’ve done a few before […]Read more "A love that dare not speaks its name"
I love my blog, I look forward to checking it each morning. I like writing different articles for it. It’s a great feeling when you get a spark of inspiration for a post. It also makes me very happy when someone takes the time to write a comment, and they are nearly always nice friendly […]Read more "Blogging to much"
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"
I’m back in the blogging world. I had intended to take a week off in the new year, but then one week became two and before I knew it I hadn’t posted for almost two months. The original plan had been to take a short break but the longer I left it the more I […]Read more "A little kindness can go a long way."