February 7, 2017

My first book was released nearly three years ago now and since then I've sold well over 200,000 copies (thank you everyone who's bought them!). In just a few weeks my fifth book - The Red Cobra - will be out there for all the world to read (I can't wait!), with more i...

May 31, 2016

 

Two years ago, after a long period of rejection from agents and publishers alike, I took the decision to self-publish my first novel, Dance with the Enemy. My life has changed immeasurably since. I’ve given up a high-flying career to pursue my dream of being a full ti...

March 24, 2016

 

With my third book recently published I should firstly state that my writing journey is still very much ongoing. In fact in many respects I feel like it’s still right at the beginning. And yet my journey has already changed me and my life so much. 

 

I came into wr...

January 19, 2016

 

I’m writing this blog not long after watching one of my favourite movies; Batman Begins. Whilst watching the film, it got me thinking about just what it is that makes a character in a story, whether in book or on film, a hero? And has our perception of what makes a he...

September 22, 2015

Figuring out in my muddled mind exactly what inspired the character Carl Logan, the main protagonist of the Enemy series, is quite challenging now. Back when I first started writing, about 6 years ago, I just wanted to prove that I could do it. I’d set myself the chall...

September 15, 2015

All of my novels have a big emphasis on action. It follows directly from the types of books that I love to read and the movies that I watch. The key to action scenes, obviously, is to make them dramatic! Sounds simple, but there’s a bit more to it than that.

 

A really g...

September 4, 2015

What is Bookbub?

 

For anyone not familiar, Bookbub is the most well-regarded of the plethora of price promotion websites that are now available to authors to help promote price discounts. As a self-published author, one of the questions I get asked most is how do you go...

August 11, 2015

Writing a sequel can be a daunting experience, whether it’s a novel, for TV, film, radio or whatever. The biggest pitfall, I think, is that you’ve already set the audience’s expectation. They know your main character. They know his or her strengths and weaknesses. They...

June 14, 2015

A question I get asked a lot is where does my inspiration for writing come from? How do I think up the characters and plots for my stories?

 

A lot of would-be writers, and even some people who are already writing, struggle with the concept of just how to create a story....

May 24, 2015

This article was originally conceived as a guest post for Rachel Abbott's website where budding and experienced authors alike can find some fantastic tips on writing and publishing:

 

 

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