Metal detecting, and it’s relation to my hopes as an #indie #writer
This week, I’m unsure how to go about my blog post. TI have several things to say so bear with me as I try to work out a way to jemmy them all in at once.
Ever in pursuit of the elusive hammered coin or interesting… thing, I went out metal detecting yesterday. I learned three things.
- First that no matter how many smashing Saxon artifacts other people are digging up you have to walk over one to…
Secrets of the K’Barthan Series unlocked.
One of the great things about being an author is that you get to be a bit… hmm…. let’s call it, ‘eccentric’. It is one of the parts of the job I truly delight in – and probably the bit I am best at. Certainly I’m far better at being a bit weird than I am at writing books, but I digress. One of the things I get asked sometimes, apart from, ‘Are you mad?’ is where I get the names from.
What am I doing here?
Do you ever have the feeling you’ve slipped into a different version of the universe by mistake? Sometime I feel as if I’m living another MTM’s life where the basic essentials are the same but some of the bits around the edges are… not what I thought. I can’t quite explain this but it’s usually at times when I look at the zeitgeist around me and then at what I do and think… ‘ah.’
This cropped up…
Extrapolation of the “Captain Samuel Vimes Boots theory of socio-economic unfairness”.
In 1993 Sir Terry Pratchett published Men at Arms and with it the Sam Vimes Boots theory. It goes something like this:
A really good pair of boots costs the equivalent of more than a month’s wages, and an ok pair cost about 1/5th of the price. And whilst the ok pair may last for six months if you are lucky, the good pair will last for years. Thus the poor man who buys the ok boots will, in the…
What makes a good bad guy?
Recently, as my thoughts turn to planning a new book, I’ve been wondering what makes a good baddie? If you see what I mean.
In my current w.i.p. the baddie is a politician, and I suspect, he will be not so much evil as morally bankrupt. To make things right, our hero will have to manipulate things so that the politician, in getting what hewants, will unwittingly deliver justice for the goodies of…
I am now, officially hybrid… I think.
That’s right I run on oil AND gas. Sorry, no. What I mean is that the good folks at Awesome Indies Publishinghave accepted a short story from me for an anthology. In the process of this they have sent me a publishing contract to sign and there is talk of a small remuneration, depending on sales volume. I think that does officially make me, in the proper sense of the word; with publication pending.
Blogging Off Piste and Visiting the Real World.
Yes, another kindly soul has let me loose on his blog. If you don’t follow the Story Reading Ape then you really should. He carries news, views and information for indie authors on his blog (as well as bananas). Today, I’ve bent his readers’ ears about my books, which I have a rather egocentric tendency to do, given the chance. A lot.
As usual the rest of the blog is a lot more interesting than…
Cover reveal! Latest Windemere instalment from Charles E Yallowitz.
My blogging friend, Charles E Yallowitz is revealing his latest book cover today. Woot! Hereit is, along with details of the series.Debuting August 8th on Amazon Kindle!
Cover Art by Jason Pedersen
Swords will clash and spells will fly in the newest adventure of young warrior Luke Callindor, Nyx the magic-flinging caster, and their friends.
With Sari captured by their enemies, the champions of…