Moroda Audiobook – Chapter One

Happy New Year! I announced in late 2017 that Moroda was being turned into an audiobook, and I’m pleased to announce that it’s progressing along nicely! Audiobooks are hugely popular, and to be able to offer Moroda in all three formats (eBook, paperback, and now audiobook), was something I was really keen to achieve. It’s […]

National Novel Writing Month – Update

It’s November!! For all those wonderful writers out there, it’s a month of motivation, challenges, and crying. I am of course talking about National Novel Writing Month – A.K.A. NaNoWriMo. For those who are unfamiliar, it’s a challenge to write 50,000 words of a novel in November. It’s a hard enough challenge, but when you […]

National Novel Writing Month 2017

National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) takes place every year in November. For those who’ve not come across this before, it’s essentially a challenge to write 50,000 words of a novel between the 1st November – 30th November, which works out at a little over 1,600 words per day. While that sounds pretty do-able, when you […]

Why I struggle to write “deeply”

This blog post is in part triggered by a conversation I recently had with a friend about the “playground” antics sometimes endured by friends and family as well as strangers and peers. The childish thinking of, “Oh, you like [THING]? You’re so sad!/You’re such a loser!/You’re [insert other childish, derogatory comment].” I was mocked and […]

Do you know what vanity publishers are, and why you should avoid them?

  The old adage, “if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is,” is applicable in the hunt for publication. Getting published traditionally (either by one of the big five or a smaller publisher or hybrid publisher) is INCREDIBLY difficult. Literary agents and publishers receive thousands of submissions every year, of which less […]