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Wren 1 rewrites: back behind the DM’s screen – Writing Wk5 2021

Well it has been heck of a week in rewrites. I already said everything I’d do…

Writing Wk3&4 2021 – FB limit & group, more Wren 1 rewrites, Wren 6 push

I missed a week! I will make up for it by posting a day early and…

Writing Wk2 2021 – Wren 3 new cover, Wren 1 rewrites, Wren 6 quagmire

It has not been a big week in writing fresh words!! Wren 6 quagmire I’ve been…

Writing Wk1 2021 – Wren’s world comes true, Pickfu, webclouds

The first week of 2021 proved itself the bully big brother to 2020 with an American…

2020 Writing Roundup & 2021 Plans

I said it last year for the 2019 roundup and I’ll say it again here –…

Wren 1 cover evolution – 2020 Writing Week 51

Here at the edge of closing out 2020, it’s time for a retrospective on Wren book…

Onto Wren 6! – 2020 Writing Week 49

Lots of movement on writing and marketing, with Wren 5 capped and sent to ARC readers,…

Wren 5 middle edits – 2020 Writing Week 47

This time last week I dreamed of finishing up Wren book 5 edits, but anticipated getting…

Wren 5 early edits – 2020 Writing Week 46

This last week has been consumed with editing Wren 5 Firestorm. In the first half of…

Last 20k words of Wren 5! – 2020 Writing Week 43

The main news this week has been fresh words laid down on Firestorm – and they’ve…

Wren words, renaming, promo & autumn clean – 2020 Writing Week 42

This has been a good week for getting back on the writing horse – averaging around…

New Saint Justice cover!! – 2020 Writing Week 41

I’ve been mummering on about the genre of Saint Justice and my Christopher Wren series for…

Full steam ahead – 2020 Writing Week 38

Aaaaand, I am back into writing. Hoo-fucking-rah, am I right? Today I plugged back into Wren…

I write literary?? – 2020 Writing Week 37

Maybe I write literary books. I’ve heard people say this before. My writer friend Matt has…

More Chris Wren noodling – 2020 Writing Week 35

Today’s thinking about the Wren readthrough takes in a new direction. Yesterday I remade the cover…

Rush of Wren critiques – 2020 Writing Week 33

In the last week a number of Wren critiques have come in, kind of reaching critical…

Writing Retreat wk 1 – 2020 Writing Week 32

This week has been week 1 of mine and my wife’s writing retreat. We have a…

Chris Wren series fixes pt. 4 – 2020 Writing Week 30.5

More fixes to Chris Wren book 1, Saint Justice, have been coming to me and getting…

Chris Wren series fixes pt. 3 – 2020 Writing Week 30

I have written no new words this week ahahahaha! Rather I have been reworking past Wren…

Why people don’t read through the Chris Wren series – 2020 Writing Week 29

Over a year ago I ran a revelatory questionnaire to my newsletter list, trying to figure…

Ads revamp, Wren 5 & Pixel success – 2020 Writing Week 27

It’s been an ad-focused week, after last week’s trials and tribulations to get Facebook Pixel conversion…

Starting Wren 5, sales page conversion & mentoring – 2020 Writing Week 25

Starting Wren 5 Last week I planned to write 10,000 words in Wren book 5 by…

Ghost War launches & Saint Justice conversion up – 2020 Writing Week 24

Ghost War, book 4 of the Chris Wren thrillers, is out today! I’ve had a number…

Wren 4 edits & Last Mayor Bookbub! – 2020 Writing Week 21, 22

I thought edits on Christopher Wren book 4 would only take me a week, so I…

Wren 4 Finished! & FB experiments – 2020 Writing Week 20

This week I set out to finish Wren book 4, now titled Ghosts, and I succeeded!…