How to write killer twists

How to write killer twists

WARNING: THIS BLOG POST CONTAINS SPOILERS Ah, the twist. My favourite part of a good novel, film or play. The bit where what you were expecting to happen becomes something that is yanked from under your feet, with a completely unexpected outcome taking its place. The...
The Top 5 Book Advertising Sites

The Top 5 Book Advertising Sites

So, you’ve written your novel, you’ve edited it, polished it, proof-read it and finally, published it. You’ve gained a few reviews and a few sales. But you want to know how to reach more readers and – let’s face it – perhaps make a bit more money. So how can you do...
Social Media for Authors

Social Media for Authors

Stop! Ha, that got your attention, didn’t it? I’m going to start off this blog post on how authors can use social media by going completely arse about face and telling you that, before you get started with ANY social media platform, the most important thing you can do...
Writing a Series: World-Building

Writing a Series: World-Building

One of the truisms about indie publishing is that, well, there aren’t really any. What works for one person might not work for another! But there is a way of writing in which you are more likely to be able to sell more books and that’s by publishing a series....
How to write a short story

How to write a short story

Why write a short story? It’s common knowledge amongst writers, particularly indie authors, that short stories don’t sell particularly well. It’s not as if you’re going to get rich from a 3,000 word story (although tell that to Hugh Howey, who’s supersonic indie...
The Top 5 Good Writing Habits

The Top 5 Good Writing Habits

So, why would you need to create good writing habits? Surely creativity is something that should just happen, spontaneously and without any effort or with rigid conformity? Well, If you’re anything like how I used to be, you might approach writing your novel like...

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