November 16, 2019

I'm thinking back on a conversation I had with Kelly (one of my core beta readers) many moons ago. To be fair, it's a conversation I've had with a number of people over the years, outlining various stages of how I do what I do - but I don't think I've ever outlined it...

February 15, 2016

Alpha Beta?

The last 3 weeks have been spent doing beta. Beta? Yeah, beta. In writing terms, this is the read-through and evaluation of a piece of work from an author. 3 weeks have seen me beta one essay on the evolution of modern telecoms, two short stories, and one...

November 16, 2015

So I’m thinking of all the various memes I’d seen for the film Toy Story, where Buzz Lightyear is telling Woody that he’ll soon be sitting around a campfire with Andy making delicious hot shmoes. The Internet now has ‘everywhere’ memes for this image as though Buzz is...

September 20, 2015

Once upon a time, I was a Twitter virgin. Sure, I had a Twitter account, but I didn't use it, let alone link it to other social media. There I was thinking all about the joy of writing. Knocking out some new product. Besidres, there's a Facebook account, so what possib...

August 31, 2015

So, on the HWA forum a little while ago, an author reflecting on why there was little demonstrable interest in their work from authors posed a question. Should they get a freebie story or stories out to the masses to gain a following? The reasoning being was that if a...

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