Why I’m questioning KDP Select

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Most fledgling authors are forced to take a step away from the keyboard and consider publishing and distribution, it’s just the reality of the times we live in. You do hear stories (especially somewhere as small as Ireland) of authors getting picked up for their first book, but I for one have no idea how that’s done when so many … Read More

FrankWhy I’m questioning KDP Select

Shadows in the Dark – July 2016 Update

When you go wild with filters but still have an ugly mug

Well it’s at this point that I’m going to stop apologizing for not blogging more. I’ve realised that I write about everything that happens, but I do it in a big ol’ journal and then also a teeny tiny journal and various other places. I write a lot but I guess I don’t write a lot for public consumption. Today, … Read More

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Springsteen and second novel magic – It’s the May 2016 Update

Bruce Springsteen competition

Despite saying I would blog more often and about more random things, I have failed. An ongoing blogging failure, that’s me. So, here is an update. Bruce Springsteen Competition If there’s one concert that’s sure to sell-out in Ireland, regardless of the capacity, it’s Bruce Springsteen. Also on the list may be Garth Brooks, but, well, you can read about … Read More

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The cost of a Goodreads Giveaway

Goodreads To Read for Diary of the Wolf

I recently finished my first Goodreads Giveaway for Diary of the Wolf. It was a pretty positive experience, you go from having no footing in the world of Goodreads, to having a brief flare in the air. As it shines and slowly descends, some brave souls flock to find out more. Before the giveaway, I think about 20 people had … Read More

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January 2016 update – Where those books at yo?

Cute Baby Panda

January is all but done, so I thought it best to write a quick catch-up on where all the various moving pieces are at. Goodreads Giveaway First up, there’s a Diary of the Wolf book giveaway going on over on Goodreads. 13 signed copies of Diary of the Wolf up for grabs. You can enter below… 🙂 Goodreads Book Giveaway … Read More

FrankJanuary 2016 update – Where those books at yo?

Say hello – Diary of the Wolf Print Edition

Diary of the Wolf Review Copies

High five world, the print edition of Diary of the Wolf is finally roaming wild! Get it here. It was a low-key birth, yes, but then it takes time for a baby to grow. Or so I might say if asked and feeling mysterious. The truth is filled with noob mistakes and learning. CreateSpace is a very handy tool for … Read More

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Why do you believe you’re a writer?

Mickey Mouse Writing

There’s a mug of tea to my left, sitting next to a slice of un-iced Christmas cake that I’ve spread with butter. A low lamp is to my right, casting a dim yellow light below my eye-line. Somewhere above, a lemongrass candle is filling the room with a calming freshness. And then there’s me, at a mechanical keyboard, staring at … Read More

FrankWhy do you believe you’re a writer?

Shadows in the Dark – Beginning the rewrite

Revision

Diary of the Wolf book two, Shadows in the Dark, has been revised. Well, the first draft has been revised. How did I go about this? Well, Good News I really liked some of the scenes. There were nearly full chapters that I read and said “yes, that’s a good chapter, I’m happy with that overall.” It was greater than … Read More

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Getting in the mood for book number two

Santa Monica Beach

My normal starting point is one of distraction. There’s so much going on, if not in the world then in my brain. I’m thinking about different jobs I should apply for, different books I should read and different books I should write. There’s the constant task of upskilling for jobs I don’t even know I want, the temptation to write … Read More

FrankGetting in the mood for book number two

Scorpion – random thoughts

Scorpion title sourced from Wikipedia

So I recently came across the show Scorpion on Netflix. At first I had no interest – I had Jessica Jones shaped fish to fry first – but when the premise was described by my sister, well I just had to give it a watch. If you’re not familiar with the show, it’s about a super genius (Walter O’Brien) and … Read More

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