My blog seems to have turned into a book review website over recent months. I read regularly and try to write reviews for every book that I read (including paperback, epub or audiobook). For two reasons: 1) it’s a brilliant way to keep track of the books I’ve read, and 2) I like to share … Read moreWriting Update
Everyone is different. Everyone finds peace and tranquility in different ways. Some like to go fishing, bush walking or jogging. Others like to surround themselves with friends and go to parties, picnics, or out clubbing. And then there are those who prefer to meditate, read, or sew. Me? I like to write. I started writing … Read moreWhy I Write
Recently, I came across some old critiques other people had written about my work. It was much like walking down memory lane, but for one thing… I noticed a trend that I don’t think I picked up on at the time. Now, I am worried that I still don’t “get it”. What trend? Well, what … Read moreDifference between “passed” and “past”
With the publication of Domino Effect happening in early January 2019, I will be left with no option but to move on to the next project. For me, it’s an old project. Actually, it is the first manuscript I wrote … and finished. It’s a story I love. The characters are like old friends, whom … Read moreNew Project for 2019
This is a question most indie authors would ask themselves at some stage. From the research I’ve done, pre-selling your book before it is released can give you the opportunity to begin building buzz and anticipation. You could get a jump start in sales and start building a fan base. In theory, by the time … Read moreIs it worth trying to pre-sell a book?
The Lion Gods has entered the first editing stage. Everyone does things different. My recommendation is to do what feels right for you. Normally, I would read through the story first, making notes as to problem areas such as random sub-plots that go nowhere, scenes that make no sense, and other ‘jump out and smack … Read moreEditing: Phase 1 – Listen!
In my last post I reported that I have finally finished writing The Lion Gods. That was on 13 February and I have put it aside for two weeks before I start the editing phase. But what have I been doing in the meantime? Well, some years ago a friend showed me how to use … Read moreWriting Notebook or Virtual Notebook
It’s the second month of the year already. Time flies when you’re having fun … or just when you’re older. Not sure which is truer these days. Today, I’m glad to say that during the month of January, I averaged about 800 words per day. It may not sound inspiring to you, but to me … Read moreUpdate from My Writing Desk