Category Archives: Writing

Book Review – Every Writer Needs a Tribe by Jeff Goins

Every Writer Needs a Tribe by Jeff Goins My rating: 4 of 5 stars This book follows on nicely from Jeff’s previous writing book ‘You are A Writer’. This one focuses on platform-building. All artists need a committed group around … Continue reading

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Book Review – You are a Writer by Jeff Goins

You Are A Writer by Jeff Goins My rating: 4 of 5 stars Jeff Goins begins his book ‘You are A Writer’ by offering inspiration and motivatin to stop waiting to be picked, but to step up and claim your … Continue reading

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Book Review – How to Get Good Reviews on Amazon by Theo Rogers

How to Get Good Reviews on Amazon: A Guide for Independent Authors and Sellers by Theo Rogers My rating: 5 of 5 stars In this quick but satisfying read, Theo Rogers gives some very useful insight into the rules and … Continue reading

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Book Review – Structuring You Novel by K.M. Weiland

Structuring Your Novel: Essential Keys for Writing an Outstanding Story by K.M. Weiland My rating: 5 of 5 stars The discovery of story structure was extremely eye-opening to me. In ‘Structuring Your Novel’ K.M Weiland gives you the tools that … Continue reading

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Consolidation, Nooble & Agents Who CARE—What’s Ahead for 2014 in Publishing

So 2014 has arrived. I stumbled upon an interesting article this morning. Kristen Lamb gives some fascinating predictions for the publishing world in 2014. Definitely worth a read. Consolidation, Nooble & Agents Who CARE—What's Ahead for 2014 in Publishing.

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The Great Silence – Soundtrack and First Draft

Today I typed ‘The End’. That’s right, I’ve finished the first draft of my Space Opera novel The Great Silence. While this is hardly the end of the journey (more like the beginning as this is when the hard work … Continue reading

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Humour Through Characters

I keep hearing that it is important to put humour in your writing. At first I found this puzzling. I don’t write comedy, and I don’t think I’d be very good at it. Don’t get me wrong, I love to … Continue reading

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Email List

I’m starting up an email newsletter. This will be a monthly thing, sort of a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the life of a fiction writer and aspiring author. I’ll be sharing informally about books I’ve read, movies I’ve seen and games … Continue reading

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Hobby or Career?

Today I am privileged to be a contributor to the Christian Writers Downunder blog. In my article I share about my journey so far as a writer. I started out as a hobbyist, but to become an author, a writer … Continue reading

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Research

I’ve been an amateur writer all of my life. I remember sitting in restaurants with my parents as a child, writing stories in notebooks while we waited for the food to arrive. In school, the most exciting activity was creative … Continue reading

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