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Every author knows that if you don’t write good press releases for your book then you are missing out. What everyone else seems super unclear on is what you need to do to get other human beings reading the press release. There are literally hundreds of…

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I am currently working on a report called “Social Media Master Plan for Writers and Authors” which will help you to learn how to promote your books on social media without appearing desperate. The report will be available for purchase but will also be…

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There is a knife edge difference at the border between scary and hilarious. Understanding this difference – and the fact that comedy and horror are essentially the same skills – will make you a better writer. If the theory of writing is something that…

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Sometimes I like to write scary stories. Usually, they are pretty short. Rather than start a new “story” each time I want to share a short I have created a new collection called “Anthology of Madness“. Most of those short stories have a twist and some of…

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While I have not deliberately attempted to follow Propp’s Functions of Folktales as a pattern, nevertheless Legend does fit it very well (but not perfectly). Russian formalist Vladimir Propp described (somewhat abstractly) a set of recurring plot devices…

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After something of a long break, which is entirely down to me being distracted, I have published chapter 6 of Legend. The chapter has been ready since before chapter 5 was released and yet, life, and stuff. In this chapter, we meet the King of the…

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I’ve been musing a lot lately about non-linear storytelling. Particularly the different forms of non-linear story. As anyone who reads the Author Buzz Dev Blog knows, I am a huge geek. I grew up reading Choose your own Adventure and Fighting Fantasy…

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Thanet Creative Writers suggested we writers blog about favourite lines cut from our work. Of the list of enough platform building suggestions to last a year, that was one that I contributed so I had better write about it. This excerpt is a passage that I…
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