Tag Archives: indiebooks

Writing Female Characters

I have over the years read too many books with shocking badly written female characters in them. I suspect I am not alone. Indeed I can give you a list of far too many ‘great’ writers who write awful female … Continue reading

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The good death cell guide

Hannibal Smyth has an unfortunate habit of ending up in one prison cell or another. Often, due to the whatever recent nefariousness he has undertaken, endured, or found himself wrapped up in, he tends to assume these prison cells are … Continue reading

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Making it pretty, and other vanities…

I really enjoy typesetting. There is something cathartic about it. For months I have been slaving away with first drafts, second drafts , third drafts , edits, redrafts, more edits, post editor editing, revisions… All fun stuff I assure you. … Continue reading

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The great cover debate…

One of the problems with self-publishing is that the writer exists in a microcosmic world. Unlike more traditional routes where many decisions are taken for you and to a degree a certain amount of the weight is taken form your … Continue reading

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Free Harvey Duckman

To celebrate the release of Harvey Duckman Presents Book 3 on Halloween. The Kindle edition of the first book in this wonderful series is available free on Kindle on the 30th and 31st. If you have not yet got a … Continue reading

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Them That Ask No Questions…

Readers are seldom aware of just how much research can go into writing a novel. It’s a neat trick of smoke and mirrors most writers perform, in that the research gets hidden beyond plain sight, so the reader never see … Continue reading

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Creative Osmosis: Indie October Guest Post By Nils Nisse Visser

Please don’t get me wrong on this. I receive short book reviews with fierce and joyous exclamations that will startle the cats into a sulk. I’m at the self-publishing Indie stage where reviews, rather than the occasional sale, are the … Continue reading

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