Blog Hopping. Distraction and me, the things that stop me writing.

What are your top three distractions and how do you deal with them? I’m back on the blog hop, after a couple of weeks where I wandered off and did other things. Which sort of proves that I’m easily distracted. … Continued

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World-building, Creating a Steampunk world.

Following on from my last post, I mentioned that I really enjoyed creating my Steampunk world of Norlandia. When you look at Victorian times, there was an explosion of new technology, it was just as exciting a time to live … Continued

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World-building. Using what you have.

I thought it was time for me to blog a little bit more about my world-building methods. It’s a subject that I find as fascinating as writing the actual story. In fact, I’ve grown to love the act of creating … Continued

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Looking back at 2019

At the end of December, it’s almost obligatory to look back over the year and consider what you’ve achieved. There’s a risk involved with blowing your own trumpet – but as it’s my website; I feel entitled to. If I … Continued

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Blog Hopping Everything must Change.

How did publishing your first book change your process of writing? To give you a little bit of context, my first novel, Freefall, was published in 2013. Writing a novel was one of the things I always wanted to do. … Continued

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Blog Hopping, Critical resources

What are the most important resources for writers? (Magazines, books, websites, etc.) I must confess to being somewhat confused. Clearly there are some important writers resources missing from the prompt. How about that most vital of resources, coffee? Not forgetting … Continued

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Blog Hopping, Giving up, Giving In.

What one thing would you give up to become a better writer? What? I need to quit one of my vices? Which one? Coffee, going out for lunch with my wife, fish and chips, cream teas, watching my DVD collection … Continued

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Blog Hopping. To Market, to Market…

We’ve touched on this in the past, but it bears repeating. What’s the best way to market your books? This is an interesting subject. In the nearly seven years that I’ve been self-published, I’ve tried all sorts of ways to … Continued

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