Category: novels

  • The Dragon’s Ring by Fil Reid – Out Today!

    The Dragon’s Ring by Fil Reid – Out Today!

    I was lucky enough to get an advanced copy of my writing buddy’s debut novel. Check her out on www.filreid.com or find the book on Amazon UK or Amazon US. Or click on the Amazon link via Goodreads and it should take you to your country’s Amazon.  This time-travelling Arthurian fantasy was a fun ride […]

  • Everyone Judges a Book by Its Cover!

    Everyone Judges a Book by Its Cover!

    Writers go on about the first page or chapter of a book being a deal-breaker, and it is as far as the words go, but sometimes, the cover is what catches a reader’s attention before they even check the blurb or read a sample.  A dull or low-grade cover will put me right off. I […]

  • Good Things Come to Those Who Wait!

    In writing, waiting can be good or bad depending on what point you’re at. If you’re waiting for that perfect idea to strike or for the “right” time to start writing that novel you keep talking about, then ask yourself if writing is really your thing. Sure, story ideas don’t magically come to everyone, but […]

  • Pondering Publishing Processes!

    I’m still deciding if I want to self-publish or go for traditional. My novel is one line edit away from finished (as best I can finish it anyway) and there are things I need in place if I choose self-publishing, and it doesn’t hurt to read up on all the ins and outs of the […]

  • Great Writing Advice!

    Read more. Read less. Get writing books and learn as much as possible. Plan and outline everything. Just sit down and write. Honestly, even the best writing advice doesn’t work for everyone.  People regularly ask about the best writing advice on the writing website I’m on. So many people jump in with great thoughts and […]

  • Figuring out My Social Media and Scheduling My Blog Posts!

    Not very exciting news, but I’ve decided to start posting every Saturday and sometimes on Wednesdays if I have a lot to say. But it’s part of my I keep dipping into future marketing ideas like playing about with quirky logos or getting back on Instagram. I forgot I even had an account. Then there’s […]

  • Plotting World Domination!

    I’m in plotting (well, re-plotting) my Starlighters novels. It’s going well, mostly. It has a beginning, a middle, and an end. But what I’m pondering it scene order.  I have already planned the POV carefully based on each scene. Now I have to decide the best order. Some things happen simultaneously in different POVs, and […]

  • Belated 100 Followers Celebration!

    I missed sending my gratitude over this amazing milestone because I was preoccupied with family stuff at the time. But I noticed. Don’t think for one second that I didn’t see my followers hit 100. Some people may think that’s a miniscule number compared to what is considered a “real blogger” but this site is […]

  • Reigniting an Old Flame!

    This is very much how I feel rewriting my Starlighters book one, Wings of Fire and Fury. It was my first. The words have changed so much since I sat down at my document five years ago. Now, my voice has changed along with my ideas for the characters and the story. But it’s still […]