http://fantasy-faction.com/2015/killing-ten-rats-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!
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
http://fantasy-faction.com/2015/so-whats-the-fuss-about-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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
I have to be honest – I’m going to miss 2014. It was such a good year for me that it’s going to be hard to top. I’d set out to have a Year of Adventure and I certainly managed that. In between all the house buying, tornado chasing, and sword stabbing I also managed [...]
With Black As Knight out the way, I spent some time last night scheduling the remaining work needed to get the final draft of The Thieving King done. It's a huge, complex book and I really started to appreciate all the planning I put into this draft which should make it easier now I'm in [...]