It is DONE

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Turns out, skipping the Amazon Jungle Trip last weekend was totally worth it because it gave me that last push I needed to actually finish Nightmare City.

That, and I didn’t end up with bed bug bites and shoes that stink of muddy river. Double-win!

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Why I Won’t Be Paying For Facebook Ads to Promote My Novel

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Other people have been quite structured and scientific about why book promotion via social media doesn’t work, for example here and here. And there are several reasons that apply to me, for why I’m not planning to promote Nightmare City on social media, at least not through paid ads. Continue reading “Why I Won’t Be Paying For Facebook Ads to Promote My Novel”

The best Stock Photos for amazing Urban Fantasy Covers

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Readers judge books by their covers.

I know the saying tells us to do differently, and I agree on a metaphorical level (especially when you substitute “books” for “people”), but when it comes to actual book covers… well, we choose to pick up and peruse a book based on a cover, don’t we? Continue reading “The best Stock Photos for amazing Urban Fantasy Covers”

Ever wondered how f***ing scary it is for a writer to publish their first book?

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Writing a book – a successful book, in terms of it being read and liked by people who aren’t the author, the author’s family or friends or manicurist – is a balancing act.

A story needs to strike a balance between a) what the writer wants to write and b) what you, the reader, want to read.

A Writer’s Love – And Hate – For A Story

For a writer to stick with a story for long enough to make an entire, publishable novel out of it, we have to love it. Love it. Heart and soul, mind and body.

Our entire being, inside and out, must cherish the premise, the characters, the plot.

We must adore it. Worship it. Revere it. Or else it will never come to fruition. Continue reading “Ever wondered how f***ing scary it is for a writer to publish their first book?”