Tag Archives: nanowrimo

Indie-October looms…

Back in April as regular, and the occasional passing readers may remember I did a series of posts for Indie April. Posts all about various indie writers and creatives and their work. This was a surprisingly successful endeavour and as … Continue reading

Posted in amreading, amwriting, books, Hannibal Smyth, Harvey Duckman, indie, indie novels, IndieApril, indieoctober, indiewriter, pointless things of wonderfulness, sci-fi, steampunk | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The page count dichotomy…

In the past, I’ve written a fair few mini guides for indie writers looking to self publish. One way to sum up these posts would be to call them ‘the list of things I have done wrong then had to … Continue reading

Posted in amwriting, books, Hannibal Smyth, indie, indie novels, IndieApril, indiewriter, Passing Place, publication, sci-fi, self-publishing, steampunk, writes, writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Tassels, Squids, Duckman, and Maybe, Something Red…

Theoretically, at least, one of the main reasons this blog exists is so I can keep in contact with my readers and give them updates on what is coming down the pipe, so to speak. That is it was one … Continue reading

Posted in amwriting, blogging, errol the bookcase dragon, Esqwiths, fiction, goodnews, goodreads, Hannibal Smyth, Harvey Duckman, indie, indie novels, IndieApril, indiewriter, novels, Passing Place, publication, reads, sci-fi, self-publishing, steampunk, writes, writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Publishing the self…

Opinions, as the saying goes, are like arseholes, everybody’s got one, and some people are closer to theirs than others. As a rule, therefore, I find I only trust the opinions of those who have first proved not to ride … Continue reading

Posted in amwriting, blogging, books, Esqwiths, fiction, goodreads, indie, indie novels, indiewriter, novels, opinion, publication, rant, self-publishing, writes, writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Research and the novelist

On occasion, prospective writers will ask for advice on how to become a better writer. Join any faceache writers group, and you will see a dozen questions of this type a day. Occasionally those asking such questions will even listen … Continue reading

Posted in amreading, amwriting, indie, indie novels, indiewriter, nanowrimo, novels, opinion, steampunk, writes, writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

SPAGFTT8: Pdf’s and pirates

I’ve not done one of these ‘helpful’ guides for a long while, this one came about because of a bit of a rant on my part (yes I know that’s hard for regular readers to believe, me, rant, never…). A … Continue reading

Posted in amwriting, goodreads, indie, indie novels, indiewriter, opinion, rant, self-publishing, writes, writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

New release day…

New release day ūüôā ¬† Welcome to the world of Hannibal Smyth on kindle¬† For those who live within the busom of glorious Britania https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07MB82RPZ ¬† For those who reside on other shores https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07MB82RPZ/ And Canada https://www.amazon.ca/Spider-Eye-Hannibal-Misadventure-Misadventures-ebook/dp/B07MB82RPZ Also available printed … Continue reading

Posted in amreading, amwriting, blogging, book reviews, books, booksale, dreamlands, dystopia, Esqwiths, fiction, goodnews, goodreads, Hannibal Smyth, humour, indie, indie novels, indiewriter, kindlesale, nanowrimo, novels, Nyarlathotep, Passing Place, pointless things of wonderfulness, publication, quotes, reads, retro book reviews, sci-fi, self-publishing, Uncategorized, world book day, writes, writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Wise, The Witty And The Wicked

Words of wisdom, wit and occasionally wickedness from writers a little more famous than myself‚Ķ Because, with NaNoWriMo 2018 just around the corner, we all need a little inspiration once in a while… The Wise… ‚ÄúYou must stay drunk on … Continue reading

Posted in amwriting, nanowrimo, pointless things of wonderfulness, quotes, reads, writes, writing | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The page count problem…

Wheather you self-publish or go the traditional route page count is a problem for a writer. The reasons page count matters are different, but the result is the same. But for a writer, unless you’re one of those rare ones … Continue reading

Posted in Hannibal Smyth, indie novels, Passing Place, self-publishing, writes, writing | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Writing The End…

Back in March, I wrote a post called ‘Searching for an ending’¬† about the struggles I was having with my latest novel ‘A Spider in the Eye, a Hannibal¬†Smyth Adventure. Since then I have spent a lot of time¬†doing just … Continue reading

Posted in books, fiction, goodreads, indie novels, novels, Passing Place, self-publishing, steampunk, writes, writing | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment