Here is a sneak peek of Chapter 1 of Enigma (Tamisan Book 2)! Enigma will be released on 16th February, 2019. Chapter 1 Stepping out into the sunlight was like stepping into one of my nightmares. The jungle with its vines intertwining around the trunks and branches of trees, the flowers and fungi … Continue reading Sneak Peek for Enigma!
I can finally share my new cover for Book 2! Enigma will be released on 16th February, 2019. I can't wait. Stay tuned for a sneak peek of Chapter 1 - coming soon!
I hope you all had a fantastic Christmas and New Year! I'm revealing the new cover for Book 2 in the Tamisan series in a few days! Here's a sneak peek. Enigma is due for release on 16th February - my sister's birthday! It is also the final book in the series. I have plans … Continue reading Cover reveal coming soon!
I am looking for Beta Readers for my upcoming novel, ENIGMA (Tamisan Book 2). I thought, what better place to put in a request than to ask my people! Some of you have either read TAMISAN (Tamisan Book 1) or my short story, THE ALIEN, so maybe you’d like the chance to read a free … Continue reading Call for Beta Readers!
Hi everyone! As promised, here is the brand new cover for Tamisan! I’d love to hear some feedback from you. Tell me what you think! I’ve uploaded it to Amazon and the other online book distributors, but it might take a while to be processed. Be patient. I know I’m not. I can’t wait till … Continue reading Cover Reveal!
I've been working with a cover designer to create a new cover that will reflect the genre of my book, Tamisan. I have a great cover already, but I failed to see at the time of creation that it gives the impression that I’ve written a Romance novel. Although there's romance in the story, it's … Continue reading New Cover Coming Soon!
I have done a sort of re-release of my book, Tamisan, because I've had a professional cover done. To help promote and add some more readers onto my mailing list, I am running a giveaway and the prize is a Kindle Fire 7. If any of you are interested, click here and enter. Entry is … Continue reading My first Kindle giveaway!
I have come to my senses and hired a professional to create a book cover for my novel, Tamisan. The designer is Lori Follett over at HellYes Design Studio. She has created the cover for the second book in the series, Enigma, as well. Here is the cover for Tamisan: Click here to see it … Continue reading COVER REVEAL!
There is some great advice here, although number 8 would probably only work in a short story – maybe – sometimes…
Kurt Vonnegut, one of the most influential writers of this century, passed down a simple list of rules for writing a short story, though I think they can be applied to longer narratives as well.
He did say that Flannery O’Connor broke all his rules except the first and that great writers tend to do that, but I believe his famous eight rules can provide a skeleton to writing fiction.
And I think that this is what’s really important in art. A foundation. Simply by reading or following rules, or by taking creative writing courses, but it’s also crucial for the artist to make his own decisions. The moment rules start feeling like a cage, you should escape. It’s like strolling through a garden and picking the flowers you like. If you absorb too much or if you simply follow rules (someone else is choosing what flowers you should pick)…
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I'm sorry to say that I've been really slack and haven't written a post about my Goodreads Giveaway. So, 784 people entered and 10 people won. I personally signed all ten books and wrote a note specifically to each person, included a little thankyou card and bookmark with Tamisan on it, and sent them all … Continue reading My Goodreads Giveaway – the results