Tag: writing

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?”

Book Review: Ragdoll by Daniel Cole

Genre: Crime/Thriller Pages: 400 Publisher: Orion Publishing Printer: CPI Group ISBN: 978-1409168768 Price: £8.99

Book Covers

On the way back from a day of meetings in London and thought I’d write up a blog post of where I’m now at with the book!