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Beta readers are fabulous


I’ve started following the advice of authors that have been deemed to be ‘super authors’, according to the adverts at least, and I have to say that some of the things they say do actually work! One of their ideas was to build a newsletter. I’d tried that before and had no success. The only person … Continue reading

The books are flowing out … time to boast


Recently I’ve been somewhat focused on writing books. More so than before. As a result I have thus far managed to ‘finish’ (editing and beta reading aside); Kolkata Heat – A Shadow Company novella – I created the Scrivener file on 15th August and finished it roughly around 25th September. Now it’s only approximately 30,000 words long, … Continue reading

Kolkata Heat – An author destroys a perfectly good image


It’s amazing just how much damage an author can do when he’s knocking up a cover for a book that his Beta Readers are going to receive. It didn’t help that Photoshop Elements decided that for today, all of the menu options would be in bloody German! However, I managed to put something together just … Continue reading

I must bee an reel orthor, I haz beetah reedahs!


That’s right, I finally have some people willing to look at my writing and give genuine, constructive feedback. And none of them are my mum or my wife! Bonus! Seriously though. It’s actually quite hard for someone such as myself – a number of short stories published, but no novel or mainstream hugs acceptance – … Continue reading

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