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A word can change a mind. A sentence can change a life. A book can change the world

The Brittle Sea – Book One is currently standing at 90 pages in length fully completed and edited and should be around 140 pages on completion and publication. Books Two and Three will be of a similar length and the final and full version,The Brittle Sea Omnibus, will be close to 450 pages in length.

When you’re writing your latest novel you will at some point have to make changes to your plot. Even the simplest of stories is likely to need a necessary tweak here and there. But with a complex story-line, you can’t think of every scenario in advance that may pop into your head as you’re writing. […]

If there’s one thing in this life that is certain, it’s that there will always be someone out there ready and willing to steal your book from you. Picture this scenario A friend tells you about a great new service they have discovered, where you can buy best-selling books, any books in fact, on kindle, […]

If you’re not interested in why I give books away for FREE, then just skip to the bottom of the page for the links to my FREE books. There is nothing simple about being an indie author trying to make a living from selling your books on kindle. You have to write your book, edit […]

“Am I a good writer?” It’s a question all writers ask themselves and I’m sure we all answer with a tentative, “Well, I think so.” There is actually only one way to test that question. Put your writing out into the public arena and see what sort of reaction you get. The problem there is […]

As we wander down life’s highway, we often hit a bump in the road which could be ill health, loss of a job or maybe your car just won’t start on a cold morning – been there, done that, got all the t-shirts nicely ironed, folded and sat in my drawer. Being an author is […]

Being an indie author there’s one seemingly insurmountable problem I find I cannot get round, being able to write. No, not being able to write, being able to write more. It’s simply a matter of time, or lack of. Unless you’re a paid writer as in a journalist or well read author, or retired, you […]

I started working for myself when I was in my mid-twenties and in forty years in business have never worked for anyone else… except my customers. As a sole-proprietor or major business owner, you may not feel you work for someone else but you do, your customers. And that customer base is a very demanding […]