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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.

Business Trip

POSTED ON November 11th, 2012  - POSTED IN Uncategorized

Just to let you know I am off on a business trip with the day job for the next week. I’ll have limited access to web, email and social media so non-urgent correspondence will have to wait until I return.

On the plus side I’m hoping the lack of communication stuck in a hotel will help the evening’s word count on the novel! Play nice until I return.

Calm Before The Storm

POSTED ON October 30th, 2012  - POSTED IN Uncategorized

I have just a couple of days rest between finishing one major project and pushing forward with the next. In an ideal world maybe I’d want a couple of weeks to switch gears but there are many reasons why the short break is an advantage.

I’m proud that I’ve always been someone who wants to build on their strengths and continue to learn and evolve as a writer. So it’s no surprise that with this next project I have ideas of things I want to achieve.