When I launched the Soul Jacker box set last week, I also took a hard look at the blurb I … More Sell the sizzle not the steak in book blurbs – Writing Update 2019 Week 42
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Some hard talk to start – and one possible reason I stopped the Weekly Writing Updates 24 weeks (half a … More The astounding binge power of book box sets – Writing Update 2019 Week 41
Hoo boy. It has been 24 weeks since I last updated this writing blog! What have I been doing? Wrote … More Chris Wren 3, Last Mayor Rwrites & Mentoring – Writing Update 2019 week 39 & 40
As a big fan of Oliver Harris’s Nick Belsey police thrillers, I came to this book loaded for bear, expecting … More A Shadow Intelligence by Oliver Harris – Review
Hardly anything has happened with my writing in the last 2 weeks – it’s all been focused on getting Soul … More Writing Update 2019 week 15 & 16
It’s been an overwhelming week with the launch of Soul Jacker. I’ve sold more books faster than ever before, got … More Writing Update 2019 week 13 & 14
After a year of rewriting Soul Jacker is finally out, and on sale for just $0.99 in launch week, so … More Soul Jacker is out!
This is immense news for my author career, as well as being an amazing personal accomplishment that I probably was … More Soul Jacker review from Michael Marshall Smith!
I mentioned earlier I was going to add new bonus art for subscirbers to my email newsletter list, at the … More Finished new goodie bags for subscribers!
Phew, spent a good few hours today micro-managing the Soul Jacker trilogy book pages into existence. They look about 10x … More Sweet new book pages
For 20 years I’ve been reading books by the author variously known as Michael Marshall Smith and Michael Marshall, beginning … More The Anomaly by Michael Rutger – book review
My month-long experiment with Facebook ads may be at an end. Here’s the story so far: Restarting Facebook ads 2 … More Facebook ad February – $1000 spent and 300 book sales
I have now spent £600 on Facebook ads! You may remember from my analysis a week back that I was … More 3 weeks in to Facebook ads
As I wrote yesterday, I got feedback from my beta-read/developmental edit that the new version of Mr. Ruin got dull … More Further thoughts on the narrative structure of Mr. Ruin.
Oh boy, the lessons never end! Recently I’ve been talking and thinking a lot about the interest/excitement factors in my … More Fresh Mr. Ruin blurb!
This question popped in my head the other day, and hasn’t been far from my thoughts since – begging to … More Why am I not a millionnaire author yet?
It seems I have stopped blogging apart from these weekly writing updates! Maybe once a week is enough, really, to … More Writing Update 2019 week 3
On Tuesday we had the London Indie Authors Marketing Meetup – a record number were in attendance, after some 25 … More Writing Update 2019 week 2
Today The Saint’s Rise is having it’s International Bookbub! It’s too early to talk about results – but the FB … More International bookbub day!
With my International Bookbub on The Saint’s Rise coming up in 6 days (Jan 10), I’ve started up a couple … More New ads for The Saint’s Rise
Early in the week I put the 3rd pass editing capstone on my thriller book 2, and fired it off … More Writing Update 2018 week 51
Last night at 1:30am I woke up from a brief slumber to take part in the Fantasy Fiends podcast, with … More Me on the Fantasy Fiends podcast/video
Yesterday I had two bites on my thriller from agents!! One was for the full, which is the first time … More Agent hunt news…
Yesterday a student told me, after a discussion of other teachers in a Personal Tutorial session, that I was “a … More A good teacher 🙂
In the last few days I’ve been having a few Brexit discussions on Facebook, after a childhood friend posted a … More Brexit voters are real…