Tag: writer

The Road to Self-Publishing: #7 Starting a Website

I can’t wait to read this blog post back one day, after a further decade of experience, and cringe inwardly. But I’m committed to writing about my self-publishing story and that includes managing a website!

Book Review: Twisted by Steve Cavanagh

Genre: Crime/Thriller Pages: 337 Publisher: Orion Publishing Printer: CPI Group ISBN: 978-1049170709 Price: £7.99

The Road to Self-Publishing: #6 Social Media

I’ve never been, am, nor will ever try to profess myself to be savvy with social media. The extent of it arrives at a selection of memes and that’s about it, I’m afraid. I do try my best but really, what I’ve discovered with… Continue Reading “The Road to Self-Publishing: #6 Social Media”

The Road to Self-Publishing: #5 Day in a Life of Writing

So what does my day-to-day look like exactly? For many it’s hectic, for others, it’s bliss. Unfortunately, I tend to fall into the prior category, balancing my writing and reading around a full-time job. Check out the below to see how I attempt to… Continue Reading “The Road to Self-Publishing: #5 Day in a Life of Writing”

The Road to Self-Publishing: #4 Struggling to Write During Lockdown

This book has been the longest project I’ve ever worked on. It’s such an enormous part of me and I mean to see it through. But this Coronavirus outbreak (Covid-19), has really stretched me out thin. Like Bilbo Baggins said, “Like butter, scraped over… Continue Reading “The Road to Self-Publishing: #4 Struggling to Write During Lockdown”

The Road to Self-Publishing: #3 What Do I Want to Write in the Future?

My first and probably second novels will be crime fiction. But is that all I want to write and be known for? Absolutely not. Crime fiction is an itch that I’ve wanted to scratch for a while now and one that’ll be satisfied come… Continue Reading “The Road to Self-Publishing: #3 What Do I Want to Write in the Future?”

The Road to Self-Publishing: #2 Why Do I Write in the First Place?

It’s a pretty big question to unpack. Why do I write? Why does anyone write? My answer is a bit more of a story, really. When I was young, I didn’t write/read at all. I spent most of my time goofing about or playing… Continue Reading “The Road to Self-Publishing: #2 Why Do I Write in the First Place?”

The Road to Self-Publishing: #1 Why Do I Want to Self-Publish?

I want to start documenting things a bit more – to diarise my life and process throughout this whole saga. How did I get here? What am I doing to self-publish, and why the hell I’m doing it in the first place? Which is… Continue Reading “The Road to Self-Publishing: #1 Why Do I Want to Self-Publish?”

A Look Toward 2020

Judging by the dates of my previous posts, you’ll be right in assuming I’ve gone off the boil somewhat. Quite a bit actually. I’ve dabbled in blogging here and there ever since my very long stint of book reviewing as TheNovelReviewer and TheLordOfTheReads. I’d… Continue Reading “A Look Toward 2020”

Drippy the Rain Drop

Here’s a short-story about a rain drop called Drippy. I wrote it in an alarmingly short space of time when I was huddled inside my families craft shop. My imagination suddenly sparked. I could write about anything. Anything my Nan asked? What about a… Continue Reading “Drippy the Rain Drop”