Writing and launching a novel, part 5 of the Lockdown Series! Promos! Kindle Countdown Deals!

Welcome to another (hopefully) helpful and mildly amusing installment in my series of blog posts on writing your debut novel. If you haven’t read the previous parts of this little series you can find part 1 HERE, part 2 HERE , part  3 HERE and part 4 HERE. Read them first, then come back. Take your... Continue Reading →

Some more tips on how to write a novel. Part 4 of the Lockdown Series – Getting early reviews & dealing with bad ones.

Hi, good to see you again! If you haven’t read the previous posts in this little series you can find part 1 HERE, part 2 HERE , and part  3 HERE. Read them first, then come back. I'll just sink a few beers while I wait. Alright then. First let's talk about reviews, and the importance of... Continue Reading →

Further adventures in writing a novel. Part 3 of the Lockdown Series – Pricing, and KDP Select.

Hello again, I hope you're all staying safe and finding this series helpful as you go about crafting that perfect debut novel. If you haven't read the previous two posts you can find part 1 HERE and part 2 HERE. Read them first, then come back here, go on. I'll just make myself a sandwich... Continue Reading →

More tips on how to write a novel. Part 2 of the Lockdown Series – Once your book is finished. What next? Blurb, beta readers, cover, editor etc.

It's a lovely sunny day here in the west of Scotland but we're all still stuck indoors aren't we? So here's the second part of my series on writing a novel. Enjoy! Part 1 is HERE if you haven't read it yet. Right, you've finished your book and think it's bloody great. Don't you? Well... Continue Reading →

Some tips on how to write a novel, from first idea to publication and beyond. Part 1 of the Lockdown Series -Developing your IDEA.

In case you're wondering why I'm writing this instead of working on my own new druid novel, well, my wife and kids are at home all day during this lockdown and, personally, I find it difficult to get into the "zone" when the house is occupied and there's distractions. But I can still write blog... Continue Reading →

Stay sane during lockdown – ghost stories!

So I've deleted the Twitter app from my phone (I still have an account but am not using it just now) and am not reading anyone's posts on Facebook because so many are sharing things that, frankly, frighten me. So, to combat this, I'm reading ghost (and other unexplained mystery) stories. Yes, to escape the... Continue Reading →

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