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Escapism vs. Reality Check: On Creating Honest Fiction

UPDATE: Some good discussion on The Passive Voice about this topic. A few clarifications from myself in the comments, as well as some great points from others. Check it out if you're interested in some further … [Read more]

Dead Days Renewed for Season Two!

Hello all! Just wanted to share a nice writing update this week. Firstly, I'd better get straight to the headline -- Dead Days is being renewed for a second season! When I say "renewed", what I mean is I've decided I love the world so much that … [Read more]

We Are All Storytellers: Why Writing Talent is a Myth

I've enjoyed writing for as long as I can remember. I've also enjoyed reading for as long as I can remember. When I was younger -- and I'm talking high school years here -- I had an arrogant belief that I was born with the talent of a writer. I … [Read more]

New Year’s Resolutions for Writers 2014 Edition

Hello all, I hope you had a wonderful Christmas. We've just about finished off all the leftovers, which I do find slightly depressing. Turkey is so much better in the days following Christmas, in my opinion. Ah well. Now's the time for looking … [Read more]

How to Find Book Ideas, or Why Perfection is a Load of Crap

I wanted to start a little series about writing in 2014, but hell, I'm bored with lazing around already so I figured I'll start right now. Post one: how us crazy writers find book ideas. You might've read a few weeks back that I was taking my blog … [Read more]

Merry Christmas All! Some 2013 Reflections…

Hi everyone, Just a quick post today. It's my birthday after all! I wanted to say a very big 'Merry Christmas' to you all, and thank you for all your support over the year. 2013 has been a truly fantastic year to be a writer, as independent … [Read more] A New Direction for 2014

As I sit here and type these words, I can't quite believe that is entering its third year of existence. What started up as a blog to keep me sane during the writing process fast turned into a way to share my experiences with … [Read more]

End of Year New Release Bonanza: Dead Days, The Watching…

Okay, I like using the word bonanza. It's just crazy. Sorry. Just had to get that out of the way before I started. Anyway, the title is correct. I've got several new releases for you. Like an eBook Father Christmas, I've got new gifts of all … [Read more]

One Year On…

It's good job I checked my calendar today. In the world of a writer, the days blend together sometimes. Right now, I still can't believe we're done with September, let alone October and almost November. But that's a good thing -- for the months to … [Read more]

Ebook Pricing Reconsidered: How I’m Pricing My Ebooks in 2014

I've not talked about ebook pricing for a while and yet it continues to be something that both baffles and intrigues me on pretty much a weekly basis. There's always one day in a week (at least) where I wonder if I'm pricing right. I tweak from time … [Read more]