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Fantasy-Faction Article On Ulysses 3

POSTED ON June 26th, 2015  - POSTED IN Uncategorized

With everything going on in the background I forgot to let everyone know about my last Fantasy-Faction article in which I take a look at the writing software Ulysses 3.  Available for Mac and iPad it’s a great alternative to Scrivener.  Be sure to check out my article!

New Article At Fantasy-Faction On Calibre

POSTED ON January 10th, 2015  - POSTED IN Uncategorized

My latest article for Fantasy-Faction went live this past week.  Continuing my look at software for the reader / writer, this month I take a look at the virtual ebook library software, Calibre.  Be sure to check out the article!

Teaser #2 – Training

POSTED ON April 22nd, 2014  - POSTED IN Uncategorized

Here’s the second teaser trailer for something HUGE that’s coming up next week.  This has needed 6 months near solid training and planning that has taken place in complete secrecy.

More tomorrow!

Article On New Year’s Resolutions At Fantasy-Faction

POSTED ON January 8th, 2014  - POSTED IN Uncategorized

Over at Fantasy-Faction they’ve just published my article on New Year’s resolutions for writers.  So if you’re planning for 2014 to be your big writing year, it’s not too late to check it out and pick up some tips for those last few resolutions.

The Four Realms 5 Chapter Sampler

POSTED ON January 13th, 2013  - POSTED IN Uncategorized

anarchyStill wondering whether The Four Realms is worth 99p of your money? Well Anarchy Books has a FIVE chapter PDF up on their website for you to download FOR FREE. A number of people have said lovely things about the book so far (and none of them have come to me asking for money in return!) so see what you are missing out on! Just click the Four Realms book cover on the Anarcy Books website to be taken to the book’s page and PDF download link

My First Guest Post: The Worldbuilding Of The Four Realms

POSTED ON January 1st, 2013  - POSTED IN Publishing, Uncategorized, Writing

newsalisburySomeone recently told me that New Salisbury was ‘a bit like Chester’ in the way it put modern shops into old buildings. They’re not far off. I’ve been to Chester but it wasn’t the inspiration for the fictional city. However, over at The Civilian Reader today I’ve done a Guest Post on “The Worldbuilding of The Four Realms”. Hopefully it should be a good insight into how the rather unique world of Venefasia and the city of New Salisbury came about.

Be sure to check it out. If you’re a worldbuilding nut, it should be an interesting read!

2012 Review

POSTED ON December 31st, 2012  - POSTED IN Uncategorized

2012Traditionally amongst my friends, we get to the end of the year and say “well that was a shit year.” Except, for me at least, 2012 wasn’t. It was a good year, a great year even, especially given the year before. Even when you ignore the fact that 2011 was Shytus Maximus, 2012 will go down as one of the best.

The Four Realms Arrives Early For Kindle

POSTED ON December 17th, 2012  - POSTED IN Publishing, Uncategorized

amazonI’m beginning to think that bringing a book to publication is a bit like a wedding. In your head, you have this perfect image of what it is going to be, and no matter how hard you work, reality chips away at that image changing it into something different. Like the bride in all those Wedding comedies, the author desperately holds onto the dream of an event they’ve been waiting their whole life for, whilst chaos reigns around them. Eventually, they give into reality and learn that it’s just as good, just different.