Mind melt

Earlier this year, I was lucky enough to lose my job. I experienced many thoughts and emotions as ¬†reult of this but one of the outstanding ones was "woo-hoo, I can now concentrate on my writing". This was, predictably, not to be. Although I managed to get some short stories written and a number of... Continue Reading →

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Book Trailer fun

Most of my posts, if not all of them, have been about my ill-conceived and badly carried out plans on how to produce a book and then go about marketing it; this post will be no exception. I previously posted a link to the book trailer I made to promote my book, The Dead Famous.... Continue Reading →

Making a book trailer

In response to a link posted by @SandyAppleyard¬†on Twitter, I decided to make my own book trailer for The Dead Famous using what little film making skill I have (i.e. none).¬† My first step was to read through the post describing what a trailer should contain adn what structure it might take. I then went... Continue Reading →

Originality in plot

I read, quite some time ago, a claim that William Shakespeare had managed to encapsulate most story types within his works. He had been so successful at doing this that now, as a result, people tend to refer to the story types via his writings rather than any works created before him even if the... Continue Reading →

An idea source for stories

It's been a while since I wrote a blog post, I had nothing to say for a while so didn't want to fill the page with rubbish "just because". There are a good few stories about people having dreams which they then turn into books, for better or worse. I suppose the most famous is... Continue Reading →

New Year, New goals

Apologies to those who might have expected a quicker update since my last blog. My recent plans have been involved in how to promote my current book, The Dead Famous, and also how to motivate myself to edit my second book to a publishable standard. Plans and mice and men and all that, well things... Continue Reading →

Encouraging the masses

After my book was made available to the public, I enjoyed a brief period of it doing quite well, in fact better than I expected to be honest. It's now been downloaded over 550 times and went into the Kindle top 20 humour charts. All very good, I thought, something to be sustained, I thought...... Continue Reading →

How I’ve tried to promote my book

I've found, since abandoning my book to the amazon website, that the internet is full of people's opinions on how best to promote ebooks to the masses. Some of this advice seems quite logical, some of it a waste of time, personally speaking. Here are some brief notes on what I've found so far: Kindle... Continue Reading →

Hell Pt.2: KIndle Nightmares

In my last post I described, in minor detail, how I saw my feeble attempts at procrastinating away from editing my book.Well, I expect people to be proud of me as, not only did I succeed in not finishing the editing, but I procrastinated so successfully that I ended up editing another book entirely. Quite... Continue Reading →

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