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Rise of the Reaper: What and When?

Rise of the Reaper: What and When?

I thought it was about time that I actually sat down and talked about what my new book, Rise of the Reaper, is actually about, given that I’ve been posting diaries (albeit sporadically) for some time. What? Rise of the Reaper is the first book in a YA fantasy series (that I’d also slip hopefully […]

Rise of the Reaper: Diary 4

Rise of the Reaper: Diary 4

Things have been going well, lately, which has been something of a relief (and a nice change). I haven’t updated these diaries for a while for the simple reason that I had put the book down and switched projects. This was down to the fact that that I had originally planned to take a week […]

Rise of the Reaper: Diary 3

Rise of the Reaper: Diary 3

The start of Rise of the Reaper has been interesting to re-write – a process which has actually quite enjoyable. My goal was to give it that all-important hook – something to grab the reader and keep them involved. Sadly, thanks to grudgingly having to follow that well-reasoned piece of universal advice, I couldn’t start […]

More Bonus Material For The Septic Circle

More Bonus Material For The Septic Circle

I’ve just completed another piece of bonus material for The Septic Circle. It isn’t yet live on the official Septic Circle site – I thought I’d post it here first. It is an interview from one of the book’s fictional magazines, Psychic Monthly, featuring Fenwick Arcana – the man who everybody loves to hate – […]

Extras: Prelude In Jay Major

Extras: Prelude In Jay Major

This is a super-short, based on The Septic Circle, written in a regular style (unlike The Septic Circle, which takes the form of the characters’ diaries). It is a brief prelude, focusing on Jay, shedding a little more light on the character and what drove him to end up in Cravenly, on that fateful path […]

Bonus Material For The Septic Circle!

Bonus Material For The Septic Circle!

As planned, I’ve managed to get a super-short written, edited, and up in time for Easter, when I’ll be running a Kindle countdown promotion for The Septic Circle. It is far shorter than a short story (hence super-short) and takes the form of a prelude, focusing on Jay. The style differs from The Septic Circle, […]

Rise of the Reaper: Diary 2

Rise of the Reaper: Diary 2

Having started the re-write of Rise of the Reaper, I have quickly realised that it will be a far bigger task than I had originally anticipated. While I had already realised this, to some extent, before I started, part of it has to be put down to my attitude. I find myself really struggling, and […]

Rise Of The Reaper: Diary 1

Rise Of The Reaper: Diary 1

After taking a break to write something else (The Septic Circle) and, perhaps, get around the blocked, stuck feeling that was so frustrating, I decided to go back to my first love – my fantasy series. Yes, I still haven’t picked an actual name for the series itself, which may seem unusual, but I never […]

Latest GamingLives Article: A Letter From Skingrad

Latest GamingLives Article: A Letter From Skingrad

My latest article for GamingLives went live today: A Letter From Skingrad. I really enjoyed writing this piece, I’m just sorry that it took me so damn long. I had the idea a few years ago, and scratched out a few sentences, but then the piece of paper just floated around, being lost and found […]

Does Facebook Marketing Work?

Does Facebook Marketing Work?

 No. To cut right to the chase, I’d have to say no, not really. For me, Facebook advertising didn’t work. I know… it’s pretty gutting, really, as it is one of the few easy and affordable routes open to self-publishers, but I just didn’t find it effective. That said, I suppose it all depends on […]

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