Year of Hard Work – October Report

So here we are, into the last couple of months of the year and approaching the end of my year of hard work.  I certainly don’t think I underestimated how hard this year would be, but I could never have guessed what a rollercoaster it would be.  And it’s not even over yet. […]

November 5th, 2015|Productivity, Publishing, Writing|0 Comments

It Lives – The Long Awaited Blog Update

On my ToDo list are about 15 different blog posts to make.  So many that's it's not even funny. So why the radio silence for the last month? It's mostly due to the rewrites.  After falling behind in August and feeling slightly overwhelmed, I knuckled down in September and started trying to get things back [...]

October 13th, 2015|Productivity, Publishing, Writing|0 Comments

Why A Writing Career Is Like Playing An MMO In case you missed it, I did a piece for Fantasy-Faction earlier this month where I talk about why a writing a career is a bit like playing a MMO.  A lot of people have told me they liked this article so do be sure to check it out!

August 28th, 2015|Publishing, Writing|0 Comments

I Now Have An (Exceptional) Agent

So I realise that I’ve been very quiet since coming back from storm chasing. Those who have somehow missed the “worst kept secret of 2015” have asked me if I’ve “stopped the writing thing”.  No, the reason I’ve been quiet is because a LOT has been happening behind the scenes these past couple of months. I’m happy [...]

July 3rd, 2015|Publishing, Writing|0 Comments

A Quick Update

So I’m aware I’ve been incredibly quiet since coming back from storm chasing.  We’re nearly half way through the month and I’ve not posted an update in nearly two weeks. Whilst it’s true to say I haven’t done a lot of writing, I have been really busy.  There’s been some huge things going on in [...]

June 13th, 2015|Publishing, Writing|0 Comments

Announcing: Tornado Press

If there’s one writing project that’s fallen behind schedule this year, then it has to be the mysteriously named Project Tornado. My plan was that this would go live in early February, and what are we now?  Mid-March?  Six weeks later. In many ways there’s good reason for this.  This has been me dipping my toe into uncharted waters and seeing how deep that water is.  The answer: a lot deeper than I thought.  As a result, this project has grown a lot in scale in those additional six weeks. So what is Project Tornado, I hear you ask?  Well it’s my folly – my very own digital imprint – Tornado Press. […]

March 17th, 2015|Publishing|0 Comments

The Business Strategy

We don’t like to think of writing in terms of a business.  It’s art, and art and business don’t mix!  But the thing I’m continually learning is that in order to be a ‘professional’ writer (and by that I mean someone who makes money from it) you have to walk that tightrope. I’ve had a few people comment that with everything I’m doing right now, I don’t seem to be too focused on the business side of things.  I seem to be jumping from one project to another, as if I’m chopping and changing rather than focussing on one thing.  And when I tell them some of the things I’m working on in the background, it just further cements that view. They’re wrong. […]

March 12th, 2015|Productivity, Publishing, Writing|1 Comment

New Fantasy-Faction Article on Evernote Continuing my look at software for writers, this month over at Fantasy-Faction I take a look at the note-taking application, Evernote.  If you do a lot of research of amass a lot of notes, whether it be as a writer or elsewhere, it's worth checking out this software.

February 6th, 2015|Publishing, Writing|0 Comments


I’m hearing a lot of people trying to sum up their goals for 2015 into a single word.  This extends to a lot of writers.  I’m the odd one out it seems as I have two words:  “hard work”. But one word (that is one word long) I’ve been hearing over and over again from writers is “diversification”. […]

January 20th, 2015|Publishing, Writing|1 Comment

Fantasy-Faction Wins Reddit Stabby Award

Once a month, I submit an article and it gets posted to Fantasy-Faction. There are loads of others who do likewise and a couple of people like Mark & Jennie who work their socks off for the site. Having run Action-Figure, I know just how much work goes into running a big site (and the [...]

January 6th, 2015|Publishing|0 Comments