An extended trial of Ulysses for NaNoWriMo

An extended trial of Ulysses for NaNoWriMo

It’s nearly that time of year again when writers from around the globe decide whether they are up to the challenge of taking part in NaNoWrimo, the National Novel Writing Month contest. For those of you who don’t know what NaNoWrimo is let me explain. It is an...
Publishing the Prologue from Stone Cold

Publishing the Prologue from Stone Cold

I have been debating for some time whether or not to include part of my book, Stone Cold on the website or not. Here’s the way the thought process went: Pros: People might like it and want to read more which would be fantastic. Cons: People might hate it and not want...
Writing a scene that works – being your own critic

Writing a scene that works – being your own critic

This is a post about knowing when a scene just isn’t working and what to do about it. I have been working on a number of scenes in my book, mulling them over in my mind as I write. But something just wasn’t making sense with one of the scenes – where it fitted...
Everyone judges a book by its cover

Everyone judges a book by its cover

I have been thinking for some time about the cover of my upcoming book Stone Cold and whether I should try to design one myself or get a professional designer to do a cover for me. As I have said before I don’t yet know whether to try to secure a traditional...