You may be aware that for a lot of online book distributors, you don’t need an ISBN to publish your ebook. If you want to publish a print copy or an ebook with Apple’s iBooks, you need an ISBN. I think you should get an ISBN anyway, even if you don’t have to get one. … Continue reading Don’t fall for the free ISBNs!
There is lots of advice out there on how to write faster and be more productive. They tell us to be more organised before we sit down to write. Plan ahead. If you only have an hour a day, or even less, make sure that you know ahead of time what you need to write, … Continue reading How to write your book faster
Tamisan is free on the 22nd July on Amazon! Grab it now!
It started with the Kindle app on my phone. I used to be able to download and read a sample of a book, and if I liked it, I could click a link at the end of the sample and buy the full book. Not anymore. Now I have to go out of Kindle, open … Continue reading Why Amazon is driving me crazy right now
Now that I’ve gotten moving out of the way, I’ve also worked on fixing a few things on my novel, Tamisan. You may be wondering why I’m fixing stuff on a novel that I have already released, but I realised that there was some problems that needed to be resolved. First – and this isn’t … Continue reading Moving is over – now back to work and Tamisan
Are you new to writing? Have you been writing for a while? I’ve been writing for a long time, but it wasn’t always full-time and I would go for long periods of time where I would be too busy with life to write. I went through some rough patches which eventually led to me getting … Continue reading It pays to learn the craft first
I’ve heard that a lot of people who want to write a novel think that they should write short stories first as “practice” before diving in and writing a full-length novel. There’s a major flaw with that plan. Writing short stories is very different to writing a novel. The structure is different. This means that … Continue reading Short stories are NOT good practice for writing novels
A lot of authors on YouTube in some of the recent videos I’ve watched have been talking about using music as inspiration for writing. I love music and have something playing nearly all day every day and I’ve gotten some ideas for stories from songs, so I think what they’re saying is so spot on. … Continue reading Music to write to and for inspiration
I’ve been watching a lot of YouTube videos lately to improve my writing and one thing that stands out to me is that you have to know your characters before you start writing. I haven’t really done this much in the past (for my first book, Tamisan) and I think it lead me to “Writers’ … Continue reading Know your characters
This book is available for sale at http://www.amazon.com (or in your country of choice). Here is the direct link to the book. Chapter 1 I opened my eyes to darkness and all the jumbled thoughts in my head seemed to ease up a little. Almost as if they were afraid of what my waking mind … Continue reading Excerpt – Chapter 1 from “Tamisan”