When Things Aren’t Working: How to Problem Solve in Isolation

For the past few months I have been very conscious of a problem: the things I am working on aren’t growing. The blog has been static but stable at a particular level of views and interest for some time, my Patreon hasn’t grown a great deal, and my social media followers haven’t been increasing. Something, […]

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How to Listen To Your Own Advice

I like to think that I’m quite good at giving advice to people. After all, that’s what this blog does a lot of the time. Want to know what I’m super, super bad at? Listening to my own advice. This week, I’m going to try and do that more. My next novel, Oracle, released for […]

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Isolation

shut everything out because some of it’s bad and you’ll never let in the things that are good. the things that are good cannot come into your life until you open the door of your mind and your heart. your mind and your heart are not really at war; they’re just struggling to understand one […]

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Why Writing’s A Great Job – And Why It Sucks

No job, even your dream job, is perfect. For all of the things that are brilliant about it, there will be another thing that sucks. I think sometimes we’re not as honest as we could be about this. We’re afraid that admitting there are problems will be the same as saying that our job is […]

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I’ve Finally Got a Mailing List!

You’ve heard me say a dozen times on here that one of the most important things for an author is to have a mailing list, and that it’s one area where I’ve been monumentally slacking. No more! Sign up today and you can get monthly updates that include: a round up of all of my […]

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Announcing: Oracle!

Oh my goodness. I can’t quite believe this is real. You can find my Patreon here, where there is a video explaining all about Patreon and how it works. If you want to be part of this crazy adventure, pledge as little as $1 a month, and come with me on the 19th July for […]

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Normal

I have spent fifteen years of my life trying to redefine normal. Normal used to mean I got up, went to school (to learn, allegedly), and had a routine day before – at last – coming home for dinner. Then I would log onto my computer for several hours before, finally, reading myself to too […]

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5 Things We Can Learn About Worldbuilding From Pillars of Eternity 2

From Pillars of Eternity 2, image and game copyright Obsidian Entertainment.

I tried to play Baldur’s Gate several times before I succeeded at enjoying it. Admittedly, most of the reason I failed was THAC0. But one of the other reasons was that I didn’t know enough about the world at that point to get hooked into it immediately. You had to hunt for plot, and I […]

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Author Websites – The Details of Self-Publishing

Welcome back to another Details of Self-Publishing post, where today we’re looking at author websites. It’s early on in your writing career – you’ve decided you want to go for it, and publish something. You know you’ve probably, along the way, got to acquire a website for yourself. But…what should it have on it? What […]

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