In between drafts of ‘The Message’, with nothing else to write, I decided to redesign my website as it’s about 10 years old and looks it. I stuck with WordPress but decided against designing one from the ground up and go with a theme. After a lot of research I went with ‘Deppo‘ from ‘Theme
Recently, The British Fantasy Society very kindly reviewed ‘Broken Branches’. Ben Ellis has written a dystopian story about a society that values breeding and DNA above all else. Worryingly, this could be true in some form in the future. He has taken a very touchy subject and written a thought-provoking story. What I liked about
After missing every long-list of every sci-fi novel competition I entered ‘Broken Branches’ in to, it was a pleasant surprise to get a positive review from Ant at SFBook.com. Broken Branches is an imaginative, interesting story that raises some genuine concerns about the future of this country. A timely, entertaining book that I sincererly hope remains
I haven’t written a blog post in ages because there’s not been too much to blog about in my writing life, so how about I come back out of hibernation with this, my first ever video review by Becky. Nervous doesn’t begin to explain the anticipation of hitting play on this! Many thanks to Becky
I blogged about this back in December 2014 after launching my debut novel, In A Right State, – Self-Publishing: 10 ways to get book reviews – so read that post first for 10 basic ideas, but here’s 5 new ones I’ve discovered after trying to get my second novel, Broken Branches, out there to potential reviewers.
You launch a book and the next thing to do is promote it. In fact, leading up to the end of editing it and sorting out the ebook and paperback formatting, getting the cover done, in the back of your mind is the whole ball-achingly dull process of promoting your unrealised genius to the planet.
There’s a good reason why this blog hasn’t been updated for over a year and that’s because I’ve been writing a film script and also getting my second novel up to par to self-publish, and here it is. Here’s the blurb… Your status in society depends on the purity of your genes. All men are sterile.
So, I’m three novels in, and there’s nothing much really happening in terms of trying to snap up an agent, snare a publisher or catch the eye of anyone who’s anyone. I self-publish my first novel with sales figures that would humble a homeless, first-time, tuneless busker with a mangy dog. Now what? Enter the glitzy
I’m not sure what this says about the current point of my ‘writing journey’ but here’s a post about how rejections could be made easier for the rejector and more meaningful for the rejectee. I got another rejection last week for ‘Blindsided‘, fine, but the rejection email itself was the usual bland, unhelpful, thanks-but-no-thanks. And I
I haven’t blogged in a shockingly long time, mainly because we (my girlfriend and I) have just had a baby who was, unthoughtfully, born 3 months premature so I’ve been otherwise engaged. Anyway, a nice surprise was this review from Publishers Weekly which was actually initiated over at BookLife. They offer FREE book reviews so